Floor Screeding Hythe Hampshire (CT21): If you are planning to install underfloor heating, are renovating a property or basement or have an uneven or damaged floor in your Hythe property, then it's a good time to think about contacting a floor screeding professional. Floor screeding delivers a smooth, level finish to a rough sub-base floor, and allows you to lay your final layer of flooring material, (boards, carpets, tiles etc) over the top of it. If you want your floors to last then floor screeding is one of the most important factors in any renovation or building task.
FLOOR SCREEDING EXPERTS HYTHE
A reputable floor screeding contractor in Hythe will have knowledge and experience to help you achieve a perfectly finished floor in whichever size room you are renovating. They will be able to assess your project and determine the correct sort of screed you require and the best technique for applying it.
It may be necessary, contingent on the proposed use of the area in question, for a structural engineering survey to conform to building regulations on load bearing, point loadings and flex strength of the screed floor.
Skilled and qualified tradesmen are essential to a successful result and will extend the lifespan of your floor by making use of the right sort of screed for the intended purpose of your room. Picking the appropriate screeding materials and the best installation technique is critical if you want a durable and quality finish for your floor.
There are several screeding specialists in the Hythe area so see if you can get multiple quotations for your screeding project before choosing a contractor and know to what standard of finish is it for. The estimate may be based on what's known as the Surface Regularity, or SR figure. SR2 and SR3 will be more affordable options, although the floor screeding finish may have deviations and errors, whilst SR1 guarantees a perfect quality of finish. Any errors or imperfections in the screeding (as might occur with SR2 or SR3) can cause issues with laying flooring due to indentations, ridges, flat spots in the floor surface.
British Standards BS8204 lays out the regulations and guidelines that all Hythe screeding contractors must follow, and if using specialist screeding solutions, (Flowcrete, Cemfloor, Gypsol etc), they must be approved by the manufacturers as being skilled and trained in their use. The training and assessment of a screeding contractor by such manufacturers is underlined through this accreditation scheme, and guarantees reliability and safe working practices on any flooring project which involves their materials.
For the screeding of floors in schools, hospitals, salons, factories, shops and warehouses, skilled Hythe commercial screeders will be required.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - A combination of cement and sand which is acceptable for standard domestic 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 per day.
Polymer Screeds - A high strength solution where a reduced thickness is essential. Polymer screeds are made by a number of screed manufacturers and on account of their varying chemical compositions have distinct curing times for each individual product.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where levels of traffic are high or heavy loading of the floor is required, heavy duty screeds allow for maximum durability and strength.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The preferred option where under floor heating is being installed in residential homes in Hythe. The special fibres in the screed mix increase overall durability and strength while also protecting against thermal shrinkage and cracking. At approximately one millimetre per day, it has a similar drying rate to standard screed.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - A cement and latex formula which can achieve the highest standard SR1 finish. It is mainly used to produce a high quality floor over a poor quality or damaged substrate and enables all types of flooring materials to be used. They can be as little as one millimetre thick, and thanks to the latex polymers, will still provide high strength.
Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If there is a need to progress urgently with the work owing to time constraints, this screed dries much quicker than standard flooring screeds. Most of the fast or advanced drying screeds are of the fibre reinforced kind and are appropriate for a wide array of projects where the faster curing rate of 3-7mm is advantageous.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Screeding installers will need to prepare the area before any other work in order to guarantee a high quality and hard wearing screed flooring. It's crucial that all contaminants such as oil, paint, debris or grease is removed from the base before laying any screed, as these can affect the adhesion capability that a good quality screed demands.
If any cleaning products are used during this stage it's important to make sure that no residues of soaps or other cleaning products are left on the floor surface and it's allowed to dry out naturally. At this stage cracks should be repaired as these can easily travel up through a newly laid screed and be visible in the finished surface. An on-site survey will allow your Hythe screeding installer to take note of this preparation work and complete it before commencing to pour the screeding.
To protect the screed layer and flooring materials from moisture rising up from the ground, a DPM (damp proof membrane) will have to be laid. Different thicknesses of special polythene may be used as a DPM and also serve as a buffer for the screed and any insulation panels.
A further air-tight barrier may be required if your house is in an area which is regarded as prone to radon gas. This could be just a simple airtight membrane, or in more serious cases a ventilation system is installed underneath the screeding to extract any inflow of radon gas from ground level.
As soon as these steps have been taken the screeders will put on a primer or sealer to the prepared base. These primers and sealers will ensure that the screed bonds perfectly to the floor base and help achieve a quality finished floor. Owing to their special nature, only professional screeding specialists in Hythe are capable of using them correctly, safely and using bespoke equipment for this task.
Underfloor heating can now be laid out, installed and tested before screeding is poured. Insulation panels will be positioned and the cabling and heating pipes will be securely attached to prevent any movement while the screed is applied. When properly installed an under floor heating system is an excellent way to warm a room and high quality screeding retains its heat, producing an even level of warmth right across the floor surface.
The screed can now be prepared in situ and spread onto the floor surface. The particular requirements of the room will dictate the kind of screeding that's used. After application of the screed there'll be a minimum 24 hours (for quick drying and advanced screeds) before you're able to walk on the surface, and a 72 hours minimum curing period for the laying of any floor coverings. If you're looking to wind up with a nicely finished and hard-wearing floor surface you must stick to the manufacturer's guidelines with regard to standard and heavy duty screeds where this time period will be longer.
You can evaluate the SR level of the completed screed once it is set enough for walking on. Through the use of a 2 metre straight-edge the floor surface is checked for any dips, ridges and deviations in the surface of the screed.
- SR1 - Over the whole area, if there aren't any deviations of more than 3 millimetres from the straight-edge, you've got a top quality SR1 level surface.
- SR2 - The standard flooring in commercial and industrial builds is normally SR2 and has a maximum deviation of five millimetres across the entire screeded surface.
- SR3 - If the deviation is ten millimetres or less the screed quality is classified as SR3 and is highly suitable for garage and utility areas.
If your screeding has been laid with particular load bearing requirements in mind then a qualified structural engineer is going to be needed to carry out tests. This assessment will determine the strength of the screeded surface and its viability for the intended use. The screed layer will be given what's known as a "drop hammer test" to determine strength and flexibility at specific points. Any screeding that has point load requirements must be approved by a certified structural engineer applying the British Standards BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Screeding Hythe, Floor Screeding Services Hythe, Floor Screeding Hythe, Floor Screed Hythe).
Floor screeding services are available in Hythe and also nearby in: Sandling, Elham, Sandgate, Acrise, West Hythe, Stanford, Saltwood, Saltbrook, Newington, Smeeth, Newchurch, Aldington, Ashford, Etchinghill, Folkestone, Burmarsh, Botolphs Bridge, Palmarsh, Sellindge, Lympne, Bilsington, and in these postcodes CT21 5DY, CT21 5DE, CT21 4EA, CT21 4DZ, CT21 4NH, CT21 4BB, CT21 4BX, CT21 4QX, CT21 4PS, CT21 4BF. Local Hythe floor screeders will probably have the postcode CT21 and the telephone code 023.
There is a variety of work that can be completed by your local Hythe floor screeding specialist including floor screeding, quick-dry screeds, screed repairs in Hythe, floor levelling in Hythe, floor restoration, liquid screeds, fibre reinforced screeding, cellar screeding, floor screeding advice, underfloor heating installation in Hythe, shop floor screeding, damp proof membranes in Hythe, garage floor screeding, acoustic flooring, rapid strength screeds in Hythe, floor screed testing, bonded concrete floor screeding Hythe, floor preparation in Hythe, and lots more floor screeding tasks.
The Tools You Will Need For Screeding Floors
- A Long Spirit Level
- Knee Protection
- Straight Edge
- Tape Measure
- Floor Profiler
- Humidity Tester
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