Floor Screeding Herne Bay Kent (CT6): If you have an uneven or damaged floor, are renovating a property or cellar or are looking to install underfloor heating in your Herne Bay home, then it is a good time to consider hiring a professional floor screeding company. Floor screeding gives a smooth finish to a rough sub-base, and enables you to lay your final layer of flooring material, (boards, carpets, tiles etc) on top of it. If you would like your floors to last a long time then a floor screed is one of the most important factors in any renovation or building project.
FLOOR SCREEDING EXPERTS HERNE BAY
A reliable screeding contractor in Herne Bay will have knowledge and experience to help you achieve a perfect floor in whatever size or shape of room you're working on. After assessing your project they will advise you about the optimal choice of screed and which method of laying it is most appropriate for your situation.
It may be necessary, based on the intended use of the space, for a survey by a structural engineer to conform to building regulations on load bearing, flex strength and point loadings of the screed floor.
The skills and training that a qualified screeding technician brings to your project will guarantee a successful result and help to lengthen the lifespan of your floor. A correct mix of screed and the methods used in laying it are also critical to ensure the final intergrity of your floor.
Ensure that you get more than one estimate for your Herne Bay based floor screeding project and also ask to what standard you're getting a quote. For domestic properties a quotation will generally be provided for a Surface Regularity (SR) standard of SR1 or SR2. Each of the three SR levels deliver different standards of finish, with SR1 being the best, with the lowest amount of deviation over the area of the floor. Any errors or imperfections in the final screeding may cause problems in laying flooring owing to ridges, flat spots, indentations in the floor surface.
The regulations specified in the British Standards BS8204 must be observed by any Herne Bay floor screeding company and they must also be accredited by the manufacturers of specialist screeding materials (Gypsol, Cemfloor, Flowcrete etc.) to substantiate their safe working practices and competence. A company holding such accreditations indicates that they've been trained and assessed in the use of these screeding products and can deliver a top notch service in all areas of their installation.
Herne Bay commercial screeders might be involved in the screeding of floors in hospitals, schools, factories, shops, warehouses and pubs.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - A mix of cement and sand which is good for regular residential use. The standard screed is a mix of five parts sand to one of cement. Once laid this 5:1 ratio dries at a rate of 1mm each day.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - Used to provide a high quality finish, especially where SR1 levels are needed, by a latex and cement mixture. Mostly used to finish off a damaged floor or poor substrate level to enable the laying of a new flooring surface, such as tiling over the top of it. They can be as little as 1mm in depth, and thanks to the latex polymers, will still provide high strength.
Polymer Screeds - An extremely high strength solution where a reduced thickness is required. The setting times vary in accordance with proprietary product guidelines.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If you need to move forward urgently with the work due to time limitations, this screed dries much faster than standard flooring screeds. Drying out at a rate of 3-7mm, determined by the mix, they're normally a fibre reinforced type of screed and are perfect for projects that have tight deadlines.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed designed for heavy traffic and high load areas where the maximum possible strength and durability is necessary.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - Mostly used with under floor heating and is the advised option in such projects. The fibres in the screed increase it's strength and durability whilst also safeguarding against thermal cracking and shrinkage. The screed will dry out at a rate of 1mm/day.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Preparation is crucial for a quality finished screed surface that will be hard wearing and durable. It is crucial that any contaminants such as oil, grease, loose debris or paint is eradicated from the floor before laying any screed, as these can affect the bonding capability that a good quality screed needs.
Any cleaning products which are used in this process should leave no residues, and the floor surface must be allowed to dry out naturally. It's necessary to mend any cracks or crevices in the floor surface to avoid them being mirrored and "travelling" upwards into your freshly screeded floor. An on-site survey will enable your Herne Bay screeding installer to pinpoint these preparation areas and complete them before commencing to lay the screeding.
A DPM (damp proof membrane) will be applied after the preparation work has been finished to stop ground dampness getting into the flooring materials and screed. Different thicknesses of polythene sheeting may be used as a damp proof membrane and also act as a barrier for the screed and any insulation materials.
An additional air-tight barrier may be necessary if your home is in an area which is regarded as susceptible to radon gas. This could be just a simple air-tight membrane, or in more serious instances a ventilation and extraction system will need to be installed beneath the screed to take away any inflow of radon gas from ground level.
The final stage of surface preparation is the painting or spraying of a sealant or primer. A primer helps with the screed bonding correctly to the base and different varieties exist based upon which kind of screed is being applied. These products need skilled technicians to apply them in the right ratios by using tailor-made equipment, such as airless sprays.
If required, this is the time that underfloor heating can be installed and laid out in the correct manner. Insulation panels will be put in position and the heating pipes and cabling will be securely mounted so that there is no movement whilst the screed is being applied. Underfloor heating is one of the most effective ways to heat a room and a properly installed system should produce even warmth across the floor area.
Of course, if you aren't fitting underfloor heating, you can ignore this stage and apply the floor screed. The particular requirements of the room will determine the kind of screeding that is used. Remember that even advanced and quick drying screeds have a minimum of twenty four hours before you're able to walk on any laid surface and at least 72 hours before any floor coverings can be applied. If you're laying heavy duty or standard screeds the curing time is increased and the manufacturer's guidelines must be followed in order to get the best finish to your floor.
The SR level of your screeding can be confirmed once it has hardened sufficiently to be stepped onto. The test involves the use of a 2 mtr long straight-edge laid down upon the surface and any deviations from true are measured.
- SR1 - Over the whole floor area, if there aren't any disparities of more than three millimetres from the straight-edge, you've got a top level SR1 standard surface.
- SR2 - SR2 is for standard commercial and industrial floors and can deviate from the straight-edge by up to five millimetres.
- SR3 - SR3 is utility standard where a perfect finish isn't required. This specification can have a maximum permissible deviation of 10mm.
It may also be necessary for a structural engineer to carry out a soundness test. The testing will make sure that your newly laid screeded surface is suitable for the load bearing requirements specified in the original site survey. This can include what's known as a drop hammer test which records specific data on the flexibility and strength of the screed. Any screed floor that has point load requirements must be approved by a competent structural engineer following the BS8204 regulations. (Tags: Floor Screeding Services Herne Bay, Floor Screeding Herne Bay, Floor Screed Herne Bay, Screeding Herne Bay).
Floor screeding services are available in Herne Bay and also in: Birchington, Broomfield, Eddington, Sturry, Hersden, Whitstable, Westbere, Monkton, St Nicholas at Wade, Hoath, Chestfield, Reculver, Herne Common, Upstreet, Beltinge, Tyler Hill, Broadoak, and in these postcodes CT6 5JP, CT6 5DQ, CT6 5PU, CT6 5AQ, CT6 5EZ, CT6 5AF, CT6 5LU, CT6 5RG, CT6 5ER, CT6 5EL. Local Herne Bay floor screeders will likely have the telephone code 01227 and the postcode CT6. Click on the "quote" banner or form to get specifics of screeding services in your area.
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The Tools Required for Screeding Floors
- Floor Profile
- Dappling Bar
- Knee Protection
- A Long Spirit Level
- Tape Measure
- Straight Edge
Floor Screeding Near Herne Bay
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Around Herne Bay
Floor screeding work has recently been done in the following Herne Bay roads - Darrell Close, Beaumanor, Cresta Close, Sondes Close, Shapland Close, Daytona Way, Clare Drive, Sea View Square, Thundersland Road, Braggs Lane, Charles Street, Thurlow Avenue, Citroen Close, Cobblers Bridge Road, Corsican Walk, Ash Trees, Tomay Cottages, Selbey Close, Thornden Wood Road, Dence Close, Strode Park Road, Crossley Avenue, St Louis Grove, Bhutan Road, Singer Avenue, Cornwall Road, as well as the following local Herne Bay postcodes: CT6 5JP, CT6 5DQ, CT6 5PU, CT6 5AQ, CT6 5EZ, CT6 5AF, CT6 5LU, CT6 5RG, CT6 5ER, CT6 5EL.
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