Floor Screeding Kirkcaldy Scotland (KY1): If you are hoping to install underfloor heating, are restoring a property or basement or have an uneven or damaged floor in your Kirkcaldy property, then it is time to think about bringing in a professional floor screeder. Floor screeding delivers a smooth finish to a coarse sub-base, and allows you to lay a suitable flooring material, (carpets, tiles, boards etc) over it. If you would like your floors to last a long time then floor screeding is the most important factor in any building or renovation project.
FLOOR SCREEDING COMPANIES KIRKCALDY
An established screeding contractor in Kirkcaldy will have all the know-how and experience to help you achieve a perfectly finished floor in whatever size room you're renovating. After evaluating your project they will give you advice on the optimal choice of screeding and which method of laying it is most appropriate for your situation.
They'll likewise assess if a structural engineer is required to make sure any flex strength, load requirements and point loadings are met as set out in the building regulations.
Bringing in a highly trained and qualified contractor will ensure that you use the proper sort of screed for the room's allocated purpose and get the maximum lifespan out of your flooring. Selecting the right screeding materials and the best installation technique is critical if you want to end up with a durable and quality finish for your floor surface.
There are numerous screeding companies in the Kirkcaldy area so if possible get multiple estimates for your screeding project before picking a company and know to what standard of finish is it for. The estimate may be based on what's called the Surface Regularity, or SR figure. Each of the 3 SR levels offer different qualities of finish, with SR1 offering the highest quality, with the least amount of deviation over the surface area. An SR2 or SR3 level could mean there are flat spots or ridges that might cause issues when putting down your final flooring surface (carpet, wood, tile etc).
All Kirkcaldy screeding companies have to comply with British Standards (BS8204) and should have some form of accreditation from the manufacturers of specialised screeding materials and equipment, e.g. Cemfloor, Gypsol, Flowcrete. A company holding such accreditation shows they've been trained and assessed in the use of these screeding products and can offer a high quality service in all areas of their installation.
Commercial screeders in Kirkcaldy will probably tackle screeding projects in warehouses, hospitals, schools, restaurants, factories and shops.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - Frequently used in residential projects where the mix of sand and cement is good for everyday footfall usage. The ratios involved are 5 parts sand to 1 part cement. This 5:1 ratio standard screed will set hard at a rate of one millimetre per day after applying.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - Mostly used with under floor heating systems and is the favoured choice in such projects. This is because of the improved durability and protection against thermal shrinkage and cracking offered by the fibres within the screed mix. The screed will dry out at a rate of 1mm/day.
Polymer Screeds - Provides an extremely high level of strength with a minimal thickness. Because of their different chemical compositions, polymer screeds have varying curing times which you can verify by checking manufacturer's guidelines.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - A cement and latex solution which can produce the highest standard of finish to SR1 levels. It's primarily needed to produce a smooth, clean floor over the top of a damaged or poor quality substrate and enables all types of flooring materials to be used. These can be as little as one millimetre in depth, and thanks to the latex polymers, will still provide high strength.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - As the name would suggest, these screeds dry quickly and allow you to use the screeded area much faster. These are normally a fibre reinforced type of screed that dries out at a rate of between three and seven millimetres per day and are employed in time dependent flooring projects.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed that is designed for high load and heavy traffic areas where the maximum possible durability and strength is essential.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
To enable the screeding to be of a good quality finish that's hard wearing and durable, time must be devoted to fully preparing the area prior to any screed being poured. It's crucial that all contaminants such as loose debris, grease, paint or oil is eradicated from the floor before pouring any screed, as these can affect the adhesion capability that a good quality floor screed requires.
If cleaning products have been used it is important to remove any remnants of detergent, soap etc, and allow the floor surface to dry naturally. If screeding over a stone or cement floor any cracks should be mended to stop them from "travelling" through your screed layer and producing deviations on the finished floor surface. During a site survey your Kirkcaldy screeding installer will establish what preparations are required before any actual screeding commences.
To shield the screed layer and flooring materials from moisture rising up from the ground, a DPM (damp proof membrane) will have to be laid. The DPM is made of thick polythene and different layers might be used to serve as a moisture barrier and air insulating layer for the screeding.
An additional airtight barrier might be needed if your property is in an area which is regarded as prone to radon. A simple airtight membrane may be enough in places with low emissions of radon, but in more severe cases there might have to be a more sophisticated ventilation and extraction system to remove any harmful radon gas.
The final step of the surface preparation process is the painting or spraying of a primer or sealer. A primer helps with the screed bonding process to the base and membranes and different types exist according to which type of screed is being applied. Custom-made equipment such as airless sprays are used to apply a sealant or primer, which should be done by qualified screeding contractors in Kirkcaldy sticking to the manufacturer's guidelines.
If you're installing under floor heating, this is the time that it will need to be correctly laid out and installed. Insulation panels can be put in position and the cables and heating pipes will be securely mounted so that there is no movement while the screed is poured. When expertly installed an underfloor heating system is an efficient way to warm up a room and decent quality screed retains its heat, producing an even heat right across the floor surface.
The screed can now be prepared in situ and spread onto the base surface. Your proposed use of the room will assist the screeding company on what form of screed is perfect for your needs. Remember that even advanced and quick drying screeds have a minimum of 24 hours before you're able to walk on any laid surfaces and at least 3 days before any floor coverings can be laid. If you are aiming to end up with a properly finished and long-lasting floor surface you should stick to the manufacturer's guidelines with regards to standard and heavy duty screeds where this timescale will be increased.
You can check the SR standard of the finished screeding once it is solidified enough for walking on. The test involves the use of a two metre long straight-edge laid down upon the surface and any variations from true are calculated.
- SR1 - SR1 is the best level and allows only three millimetres of deviation from the straight-edge.
- SR2 - The standard flooring in industrial and commercial builds is normally SR2 and has a maximum possible deviation of 5mm across the whole screeded surface.
- SR3 - If the deviation around the whole space is 10 millimetres or less the quality of the screeding is specified as SR3 and is the standard required for garage and utility areas.
It may also be necessary for a qualified structural engineer to do a soundness test. This assessment will ascertain the strength of the screed surface and the suitability for its proposed use. This can include what is known as a drop hammer test which assesses various aspects of the flexibility and strength of the screed. Any screed flooring that has point load requirements must be sanctioned by a fully qualified structural engineer applying the BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Screeding Kirkcaldy, Floor Screeding Services Kirkcaldy, Floor Screeding Kirkcaldy, Floor Screed Kirkcaldy).
Floor screeding services are available in Kirkcaldy and also in nearby places like: West Wemyss, Buckhaven, Burntisland, Lochore, Windygates, Dysart, Markinch, Aberdour, Kinglassie, Cowdenbeath, Kinghorn, Thornton, Lochgelly, Coaltown of Balgonie, Methil, Auchtertool, Cardenden, and in these postcodes KY1 1TD, KY1 1DW, KY1 1PX, KY1 1DT, KY1 1ED, KY1 1TS, KY1 1PE, KY1 1BS, KY1 1RZ, KY1 1GL. Locally based Kirkcaldy floor screeders will probably have the dialling code 01592 and the postcode KY1. Simply click on the "quote" banner or form to get information on screeding services in your area.
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Scotland Screeding Enquiries
The latest Scotland floor screeding customer enquiries: Harlan and Sophia-Rose Pickard recently asked for a quote for screeding the floor of a kitchen in Methven. Ivie Sutton recently enquired about screeding the floor of a living room in Carronshore. Renee and Owen Chappell recently enquired about screeding a kitchen and lounge floor in Kelty. Matas Eastwood recently enquired about the possibility of screeding the floor of a basement in Newburgh, Scotland. Shea and Frida Povey recently enquired about the possibility of screeding over an old concrete floor in Invergordon, Scotland. Poppy-Mae Sharma and Amir Sharma recently enquired about the possibility of screeding a floor and installing underfloor heating in Kirkmuirhill. Flynn Lilley recently asked for a price quote for screeding a property extension floor in Larkhall. Darla Corbett recently enquired about getting a price for screeding a workshop floor in North Berwick, Scotland.
Tools Required by a Floor Screeder
- Tape Measure
- Humidity Tester
- Heavy Duty Spirit Level
- Knee Protectors
- Floor Profiler
- Straight Edge
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Floor screeding work has recently been done in the following Kirkcaldy streets and areas - Bankhead Of Piteadie Cottage, East Vows Walk, Kidd Street, Windmill Road, Tarbolton Court, Lockhart Lane, McKenzie Street, Tyrie Gardens, Chiefs Close, Chapel Grove, Muirton Villa, Sutherland Place, Valley Gardens, Seafield Crescent, Ava Street, Michael Nairn Place, Pitfour Place, Whytebank Gardens, Gow Crescent, Ben Nevis Place, Cairnwell Place, Caithness Court, Torphin Place, Longloch Farm, Citron Glebe, Tyrie Grove, Yetholm Way, Carlyle Road, Prestwick Place, Glasswork Street, as well as these Kirkcaldy area postcodes: KY1 1TD, KY1 1DW, KY1 1PX, KY1 1DT, KY1 1ED, KY1 1TS, KY1 1PE, KY1 1BS, KY1 1RZ, KY1 1GL.
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