Floor Screeding Leyland Lancashire (PR25): If you are planning to install under floor heating, are restoring a property or basement or have an uneven or damaged floor in your Leyland property, it is a good time to consider bringing in a professional floor screeding company. A screed is used to produce a smooth floor surface over a concrete sub-base and give a firm foundation for your choice of top flooring material. If you want your floors to last a long time then floor screeding is the most important factor in any building or renovation project.
FLOOR SCREEDING CONTRACTORS LEYLAND
It does not matter how big or small the room you need levelling, a certified floor screeding specialist in Leyland will have the necessary knowledge, equipment and skills to offer you an excellent standard of service. They will be able to assess the project and determine the correct sort of screed you need and how best to apply it.
It may be a requirement, based on the proposed use of the area in question, for a structural engineering survey to abide by building regulations on point loadings, flex strength and load requirements of the screed floor.
Bringing in a qualified and highly trained flooring specialist will guarantee that you use the proper sort of screed for the room's allocated usage to extend the lifetime of your floor. There are many kinds of screed and choosing the correct mix and installation process is vital to create a quality floor that is both fit for purpose and hard-wearing.
There are a number of screeding contractors in the Leyland area so if possible get multiple price quotes for your project before choosing a company and know to what standard of finish is it for. For residential properties a quote will normally be provided for an SR (Surface Regularity) standard of SR1 or SR2. Each of the 3 SR levels deliver different levels of finish, with SR1 being the highest, with the lowest amount of deviation over the surface area. An SR2 or SR3 level could mean there are flat spots or ridges that could cause problems when laying your final floor surface.
British Standards BS8204 lays down the regulations and guidelines that all Leyland screeding companies is obliged to follow, and if working with specialist screeding solutions, (Flowcrete, Gypsol, Cemfloor etc), they should be accredited by the manufacturers as being trained and skilled in their use. A contractor holding accreditations shows they have been trained and assessed in the use of these screeding products and can provide a high quality standard in all aspects of their installation.
Commercial screeders in Leyland will probably tackle floor screeding projects in hospitals, salons, factories, schools, warehouses and shopping centres.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - Used in residential flooring projects where the mix of sand and cement is perfect for basic footfall use. 5 parts sand to 1 part cement is the typical mixture for standard flooring screeds. The standard screed will dry at a rate of one millimetre thickness each day.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The preferred option where underfloor heating is being installed in residential properties in Leyland. The increased strength and flex provided by the fibres within this screed help protect the flooring from thermal shrinkage and cracking. It dries at the same rate as a standard screed, at about one millimetre per day.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - A latex and cement material which can achieve the highest standard of finish to SR1 levels. Largely used to finish off a poor substrate level or damaged floor to enable the laying of a new flooring surface, such as tiles over it. This liquid screed can be laid to a thickness of just 1mm, but will still provide a strong surface for a wide variety of flooring materials.
Polymer Screeds - A high strength flooring solution where a reduced thickness is needed. Maker's guidelines for curing times differ across the various product ranges.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where levels of traffic are high or heavy loading of the floor is needed, heavy duty screeds offer maximum strength and durability.
Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If there is a need to move forward urgently with the work because of time restraints, these screeds dry more speedily than standard screeds. Most of the fast drying screeds are of the fibre reinforced kind and are ideal for a wide array of flooring projects where the swifter curing rate of three to seven millimetres is a big advantage.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Preparation is essential for a high quality screed surface that will be hard wearing and durable. Any grease, oil, debris and paint on the existing floor level can affect the bonding of the screed, and must be eradicated.
Any cleaning products which are used in this phase shouldn't leave any residues, and the floor surface must be allowed to dry out naturally. If screeding over a cement or stone floor then all cracks should be repaired to stop them from "travelling" up through your screed layer and producing imperfections on the final surface. During an on-site survey the screeding installer will be able to see what preparation work is needed before starting to work on the screeding.
A DPM (damp proof membrane) will be put down once the preparation work has been completed to prevent ground dampness getting into the screeding and floor materials. The DPM is made out of thick polythene and different layers may be used to act as a moisture barrier and air insulating layer for the screed.
If the area is susceptible to radon gas then another barrier is necessary to stop this harmful gas from entering via the ground. This can be just a simple airtight membrane, or in severe situations a ventilation system will be installed under the floor screed to take away any influx of radon gas from the ground.
The final stage of the surface preparation process is the spraying or painting of a primer or sealant. These primers and sealers will ensure the screed bonds properly to the floor base and help produce a quality finished floor. Owing to their special nature, only skilled screeders in Leyland are capable of using them safely and correctly and using equipment which is made for the task.
This is the time that underfloor heating can be installed and laid out in the correct way. The under floor heating system is laid out in the correct pattern and secured firmly to insulation panels to prevent potential movement in the course of the screed application. When properly installed an under floor heating system is an efficient way to warm a room and top quality screeding will retain its heat, creating an even heat right across the floor surface.
Needless to say, if you are not putting in underfloor heating, you can just ignore this step and get on with applying the floor screed. Your use of the room will assist the screeding contractor on what form of floor screed is appropriate for your requirements. For advanced and quick drying screeds there will be at least twenty four hours delay before it can be walked on, and a further Three days minimum before any flooring material can be fitted. Manufacturer's drying guidelines for standard and heavy duty screeds should be observed so as to achieve a quality finish and end up with a stable and long lasting surface.
The SR standard of your screeding can be verified once it's solidified sufficiently to be stepped onto. The basic SR test uses a two metre straight edge to check for any deviations in the floor surface.
- SR1 - Over the whole floor area, if there aren't any disparities greater than 3 millimetres from the straight-edge, then you've got a top quality SR1 specification surface.
- SR2 - SR2 is the classification for standard commercial and industrial floors and can deviate from the straight-edge by as much as five millimetres.
- SR3 - SR3 is utility standard where a perfect finish is not needed. This classification can have a maximum permissible deviation depth of 10 millimetres.
If your screed floor has been laid with particular load bearing requirements in mind then a structural engineer will be required to conduct these soundness tests. This test will ascertain the strength of the screed surface and its viability for the proposed use. The screeding should be subjected to what's known as a drop hammer test to gauge flexibility and strength in different areas. The precise measurement and testing tools needed mean this can only be carried out by a competent structural engineer respecting the British Standards BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Screeding Leyland, Floor Screeding Services Leyland, Floor Screeding Leyland, Floor Screed Leyland).
Floor screeding services are available in Leyland and also in: Bamber Bridge, Clayton-le-Woods, Farington Moss, Whittle-le-Woods, Earnshaw Bridge, Preston, Midge Hall, Buckshaw Village, Runshaw Moor, New Longton, Euxton, Broadfield, Farington, and in these postcodes PR25 1BH, PR25 1TG, PR25 2DH, PR25 2DG, PR25 1RH, PR25 1JD, PR25 1XN, PR25 1JJ, PR25 1BB, PR25 2FD. Local Leyland floor screeders will probably have the postcode PR25 and the dialling code 01772.
The Tools That You Will Need For Screeding a Floor
- Spiked Roller
- Spirit Level
- Floor Profile
- Straight Edge
- Knee Protectors
There are a wide array of tasks that can be carried out by your local Leyland floor screeder including rapid strength screeding in Leyland, factory floor screeding, floor restoration, acoustic flooring Leyland, concrete pumping Leyland, polished floor screeding Leyland, garage floor screeding, cheap screeding Leyland, waterproof floor screeding, industrial floor screeding, floor screeding, damp proof membranes, fast-dry screeds, conservatory floor screeding Leyland, liquid screeds in Leyland, floor insulation, floor screed repairs Leyland, floor levelling, and more floor screeding tasks.
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