Floor Screeding Horley Surrey (RH6): If you are planning to install under floor heating, have a damaged or uneven floor or are renovating a property or cellar in your Horley home, then it's the perfect time to consider contacting a floor screeding professional. A screed is used to produce a smooth floor over a rough concrete sub-base and give a solid base for your choice of top flooring material. 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 HORLEY
Whatever size or shape of room or area you're renovating, a decent screeding contractor in Horley will provide you with the expertise and correct working methods to establish a perfect base for your floor. They will be able to assess the project and determine the correct kind of screed you require and the best technique for applying it.
It might be a requirement, based on the intended use of the room, for a structural engineering survey to abide by building regulations on load bearing, flex strength and point loadings of the screed floor.
Working with a highly trained and qualified contractor will guarantee you use the correct kind of screed for the room's intended usage to extend the lifetime of your flooring. There are numerous types of screeding and picking the correct mix and laying method is vital if you are to achieve a quality floor that is both hard-wearing and fit for purpose.
There are numerous screeding contractors in the Horley area so make sure you get multiple estimates for your floor screeding project before selecting a company and know to what standard of finish it's for. For residential homes a quote will generally be given for an SR (Surface Regularity) calculation of SR1 or SR2. SR1 is the highest standard, and while SR2 and SR3 may be less costly at first glance, they don't guarantee a perfectly even or flat surface. This means that you might have to rectify any patches that might cause issues when putting down your finished flooring solution.
All Horley screeding contractors have to observe British Standards (BS8204) and should have accreditation from the manufacturers of specialised screeding equipment and materials, e.g. Cemfloor, Flowcrete, Gypsol. This accreditation program highlights a firm's performance and training in the usage of a manufacturer's merchandise.
Commercial screeders in Horley will generally undertake screeding projects in shops, schools, factories, salons, warehouses and hospitals.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - Widely used in residential projects where the combination of sand and cement is perfect for regular footfall use. This mixture uses a five to one ratio of sand to cement. Once laid this 5:1 ratio dries at a rate of one millimetre each day.
Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - As the name suggest, this screed dries quickly and allows you to use the floor area much faster. The majority of the fast drying screeds are of the fibre reinforced kind and are ideal for a wide array of flooring projects where the faster drying rate of 3-7mm is advantageous.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The first choice where underfloor heating is being installed in residential properties in Horley. The special fibres in this screed improve it's strength and durability whilst also safeguarding against thermal shrinkage and cracking. It has a drying rate of 1mm per day.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - Used to produce the highest quality of finish, especially where SR1 levels are required, by a cement and latex solution. Mostly used to finalise a poor substrate level or damaged floor in order to lay a new flooring surface, like tiling on the top of it. This liquid screed can be poured to a thickness of only 1mm, but will still provide a high strength base for a varied selection of flooring materials.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Made for maximum durability and strength in places where traffic is high or heavy loading on the floor base is necessary.
Polymer Screeds - A high strength flooring solution where a reduced thickness is essential. The drying times vary in accordance with product guidelines.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Good preparation is essential for a top quality screed surface that will be hard wearing and durable. Any oil, debris, grease and paint on the existing floor level can affect the bonding of the screed, and should be removed.
If any cleaning products were used in this process it is crucial to make certain that no residues of detergents or soaps are left on the floor surface and it's allowed to dry out naturally. It's essential to mend any cracks in the surface to prevent them being mirrored and "travelling" up into your newly screeded floor. A site survey will allow your Horley screeding installer to highlight these preparation areas and finish them before starting to apply the screed layer.
To shield the screeding layer and flooring materials from moisture rising up from the ground, a DPM (damp proof membrane) must be installed. Different thicknesses of specialised polythene could be used as a DPM and also act as a barrier for the screed and any insulation material.
If the area is at risk from radon then an additional barrier is necessary to prevent this harmful gas from entering via the ground. If radon occurs in large amounts then a complete ventilation system might be needed under the screed which will extract any gases that are seeping in from the ground.
As soon as the floor base has been prepared and all membranes installed, a primer or sealer is then put on. Primers and sealers help with the bonding process and are specialist applications according to the kind of screed that's being applied. On account of their specialist nature, only skilled screeding contractors in Horley should be entrusted with using them safely and correctly and using equipment which is made for the task.
Now is the time that underfloor heating can be laid out in the correct manner and installed. Insulation panels can be arranged and the heating pipes and wires will be firmly fastened so there's no movement while the screed is being applied. Underfloor heating is one of the most effective ways to heat a room and a skillfully installed system will give an even level of warmth across the floor area.
If you're not installing under floor heating the screed will now be mixed and prepared on site and poured. Your intended use of the room will help the screeding company on what type of screed is right for your needs. Bear in mind that even advanced and quick drying screeds have a minimum of twenty four hours before you can walk on any screeded surface and at least 3 days before any flooring can be fitted. If you are looking to end up with a well finished and durable floor surface you should stick to the manufacturer's guidelines with regard to heavy duty and standard screeds where this time period will be longer.
You can assess the SR level of the finished screed once it's hardened enough for walking on. Through the use of a 2m straight-edge the surface is examined for any ridges, dips and deviations in the screed surface.
- SR1 - SR1 is the best standard and allows just 3 millimetres of deviation from the straight-edge.
- SR2 - If the screeded surface deviates from the straight edge by 5 millimetres or less it is considered SR2 level and is the standard for commercial and industrial projects.
- SR3 - SR3 is utility standard where a quality finish is not needed. This level allows for a maximium deviation of 10mm.
If you need to check the screeded floor for load bearing, a structural engineer is required to perform the tests. Using specialist equipment the structural engineer will assess the screeding strength and its suitability for use in a load bearing setting. An assessment called the drop hammer test is performed on various areas of the screed and the results recorded. Any screed flooring that has point load requirements must be okayed by a competent structural engineer obeying the British Standards BS8204 regulations. (Tags: Floor Screeding Services Horley, Screeding Horley, Floor Screed Horley, Floor Screeding Horley).
Floor screeding services are available in Horley and also in: Charlwood, Smallfield, Felbridge, Salfords, Blindley Heath, Redhill, Newchapel, Norwood Hill, Newdigate, Burstow, Shipley Bridge, Horne, Crawley, South Nutfield, Leigh, Sidlow, and in these postcodes RH6 0AG, RH10 3NL, RH6 6AP, RH6 6BF, RH11, RH6 0UW, RH6 0FH, RH6 6AT, RH6 0ND, RH6 0AP. Locally based Horley floor screeders will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01293 and the postcode RH6.
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