Floor Screeding Long Eaton Derbyshire (NG10): If you are renovating a property or cellar, are hoping to install under floor heating or have a damaged or uneven floor in your Long Eaton property, it is the perfect time to consider contacting a professional floor screeding company. Floor screeding delivers a smooth finish to a rough sub-base, and enables you to lay your final layer of flooring material, (tiles, boards, carpets etc) over the top of it. The screed is an important process to guarantee a durable and quality finish to the entire floor structure.
FLOOR SCREEDING EXPERTS LONG EATON
It matters not how big or small the area is that you need levelling, a professional floor screeding contractor in Long Eaton will have the essential know-how, expertise and equipment to provide you with a superb level of service. They'll be ready to advise you on the right sort of screed your project requires, and the best methods for applying and installing it.
Your screeding specialist will also notify you if a structural engineer is required for your project, to check on load bearing, flex strength and point loadings that your screed floor may need to conform with British Standards and building regulations.
The training and skills that a qualified screeding contractor brings to your project will guarantee a successful outcome and help in prolonging the lifespan of your floor or floors. There are many types of floor screed and selecting the correct mix and installation method is essential if you are to create a high quality floor that's hard-wearing and fit for purpose.
Before choosing a screeding contractor from the many based in the Long Eaton area, ask to what standard of finish they are basing their estimate, and also make sure you get two or three quotes from different screeders. For residential homes a quotation will usually be provided for an SR (Surface Regularity) level of SR1 or SR2. Each of the three SR levels provide different qualities of finish, with SR1 being the best, with the smallest amount of deviation over the surface area. This could mean that you may have to fix any areas that could cause issues when putting down your finished flooring solution.
British Standards BS8204 sets down the guidelines and regulations that all Long Eaton screeding companies must follow, and if using specialist screeding solutions, (Flowcrete, Cemfloor, Gypsol etc), they should be certified by the manufacturers as being trained and skilled in their use. A company holding such accreditations demonstrates they have been assessed and trained in using these products and can deliver a top notch service in all areas of their installation.
Commercial screeders in Long Eaton will usually undertake larger screeding projects in salons, factories, hospitals, schools, shopping centres and warehouses.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - This is okay for regular domestic use and is a blend of sand and cement. 5 parts sand to 1 part cement is the normal mixture for standard flooring screeds. Once its been laid this 5:1 ratio will dry at a rate of one millimetre per day.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Made for maximum strength and durability in areas where traffic is high or heavy loading on the floor is needed.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A cement and latex mixture which can achieve the highest standard SR1 finish. This is mainly used to provide a smooth, level floor over the top of a damaged or poor quality substrate and enables all types of flooring materials to be used. The liquid screed can be poured to a depth of just one millimetre, but still provides a strong surface for a wide range of flooring finishes.
Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If there's a need to move forward urgently with the flooring owing to time constraints, these screeds dry much faster than standard screeds. Most of the fast drying screeds are of the fibre reinforced kind and are ideal for a whole host of flooring projects where the quicker curing rate of three to seven millimetres is a welcome advantage.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The favoured choice by professional contractors for use in combination with underfloor heating systems. The special fibres in this screed mix enhance it's durability and strength while also protecting against thermal shrinkage and cracking. It's got a setting rate of one millimetre per day.
Polymer Screeds - Provides a high level of strength with a lower thickness. Manufacturer's guidelines for curing times differ across the various product ranges.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Preparation is essential for a top quality screed surface that will be hard wearing and durable. The existing floor surface should be cleaned to eradicate any paint, oil, debris and grease which might adversely affect the adhesion of the screed.
If cleansing products have been used it's vital to remove any traces of soap or detergent, and allow the surface to dry naturally. If screeding over a cement or stone floor all cracks should be mended to prevent them from "travelling" through the screed layer and causing deviations on the final surface. During an on-site survey the screeding contractor will be able to see what preparations are required before any actual screeding work begins.
A damp proof membrane (DPM) will be put down once the preparation work has been completed to prevent ground dampness getting into the flooring materials and screeding. The DPM is made from thick polythene and different layers may be used to act as a moisture barrier and air insulating layer for the screeding.
If the area where you live is at risk from radon then an additional barrier is essential to prevent this harmful gas from entering via the ground. This could be just a simple air-tight membrane, or in more serious cases a ventilation system is installed under the screed to take away any influx of air and gas from the ground.
The final stage of surface preparation is the painting or spraying of a sealant or primer. Sealers and primers help the bonding process and are special applications matched to the kind of screed that is being applied. Due to their specialist nature, only trained screeding specialists in Long Eaton are capable of using them safely and correctly and through the use of bespoke equipment for the task.
Before the screeding can be poured, any under floor heating (if required) will now be installed. Insulation panels will be put in position and the cabling and heating pipes will be securely fastened to prevent any movement while the screed is applied. Underfloor heating is one of the most efficient ways to heat a room and an expertly installed system should provide even level of warmth in all areas of the floor.
Naturally, if you aren't putting in underfloor heating, you can just skip this step and get on with applying the floor screed. Your intended use of the room will help the screeding company on which sort of floor screed is right for your needs. For advanced and quick drying screeds there will be at least a twenty four hour delay before it can be walked on, and a further 72 hours minimum before any flooring material can be laid over it. This time period is longer for standard and heavy duty screeds and the manufacture's guidelines must be followed to the letter to accomplish the optimal finish and durability of the floor.
Once the screeding has set it can be quality checked to confirm its SR standard. The test involves using a two metre straight edge laid down upon the surface and any deviations from true are measured.
- SR1 - Disparities of 3mm or less being measured across the entire floor area shows your screeding to be of the finest quality and classified as SR1.
- SR2 - The standard flooring in commercial and industrial builds is normally SR2 and has a maximum possible deviation of 5mm across the whole floor surface.
- SR3 - SR3 is basic utility standard where a perfect quality finish is not required. This level allows for a maximium deviation depth of 10 millimetres.
If your screed floor has been laid with particular loading in mind then a qualified structural engineer will be required to perform tests. This test will ascertain the strength of the screeded surface and its suitability for the proposed use. This can include what is known as a "drop hammer test" which records specific data on the flexibility and strength of the screed. The precise measurement and testing tools mean this can only be performed by a competent structural engineer heeding the guidelines of the British Standards BS8204. (Tags: Screeding Long Eaton, Floor Screeding Long Eaton, Floor Screed Long Eaton, Floor Screeding Services Long Eaton).
Floor screeding services are available in Long Eaton and also in: Clifton, Gotham, Attenborough, Risley, Chilwell, Sawley, Breaston, Sandiacre, Toton, Barton in Farbis, Stanton by Dale, Bramcote, Church Wilne, Dale Abbey, Beeston, Shardlow, Stapleford, Draycott, and in these postcodes NG10 1DZ, NG10 1JF, NG10 1PH, NG10 1LP, NG10 1FH, NG10 1EA, NG10 1HP, NG10 1HJ, NG10 1NN, NG10 1BJ. Local Long Eaton floor screeders will probably have the phone code 0115 and the postcode NG10. Click on the "quote" banner to get information on screeding services in your area.
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Around Long Eaton
In Collingwood Road, Vanguard Road, Milton Street, Rush Leys, Wyvern Avenue, Meynell Road, Acton Grove, Queen Street, Lodge Road, Fields Farm Road, Edge Hill Court, Cornwallis Close, Oakley's Road West, Acton Avenue, Bakewell Road, Maxwell Street, Friar Street, Acton Street, Cobden Street, Pennie Close, Victory Close, Tenter Close, Quorndon Crescent, Manor House Road, Frisby Avenue, Holland Meadow, as well as these Long Eaton area postcodes: NG10 1DZ, NG10 1JF, NG10 1PH, NG10 1LP, NG10 1FH, NG10 1EA, NG10 1HP, NG10 1HJ, NG10 1NN, NG10 1BJ, home and business owners have just recently needed local floor screeding.
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