Floor Screeding Longbenton Tyne and Wear (NE12): If you have an uneven or damaged floor, are looking to install under floor heating or are renovating a property or cellar in your Longbenton home, then it is the perfect time to think about bringing in a floor screeding professional. Floor screeding provides a smooth finish to a basic sub-base floor, and allows you to lay a suitable flooring material, (carpets, tiles, boards 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 building or renovation project.
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It doesn't matter how small or large the room you need levelling, a certified floor screeding contractor in Longbenton will have the appropriate knowledge, equipment and expertise to give you an excellent standard of service. They will be able to advise you on the right type of screed your project requires, and the best methods for applying and installing it.
They'll additionally assess if a structural engineer is necessary to ensure that any point loadings, load bearing and flex strength are followed as set out in construction and building regulations.
Bringing in a qualified and highly trained flooring specialist will ensure you use the correct type of screed for the room's allocated purpose to extend the life of your flooring. There are many different types of screeding and picking the appropriate mix and laying process is critical to create a high quality floor which is long-lasting and fit for purpose.
Before picking out a screeding specialist from those operating in the Longbenton area, ask to what standard of finish they're basing their quote, and also ensure that you get two or three quotes. For residential properties an estimate will usually be provided for a Surface Regularity (SR) standard of SR1 or SR2. SR1 is the highest standard, and while SR2 and SR3 may seem more cost-effective initially, they do not guarantee a perfectly flat or even surface. Any errors in the screeding may cause problems in laying flooring because of flat spots, indentations, ridges in the surface.
Every Longbenton screeding company must stick to British Standards (BS8204) and ought to have some form of accreditation from screeding material and equipment manufacturers, for instance Gypsol, Cemfloor, Flowcrete. The assessment and training of a floor screeding company by such manufacturers is highlighted by the use of the accreditation scheme, and offers assurances of safe working practices and reliability on any screeding project involving their materials.
For larger screeding projects in factories, hospitals, shopping centres, warehouses, schools and salons, dedicated commercial screeders in Longbenton will be required.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - A combination of sand and cement which is perfect for basic residential use. Five parts sand to one part cement is the normal mix for standard flooring screeds. After being laid a standard flooring screed sets at a rate of 1mm/day.
Polymer Screeds - These provide an extremely high level of strength with a reduced thickness. Polymer screeds are available from a number of screed manufacturers and due to their diverse chemical compositions have distinct setting times for each individual product.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If there is a need to progress urgently with the flooring because of time restraints, these screeds dry much quicker than standard flooring screeds. Most of the fast drying screeds are of the fibre reinforced kind and are appropriate for a wide variety of flooring projects where the faster drying rate of 3-7mm/day is a considerable advantage.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - When a high standard of finish is necessary this blend of cement and latex is employed to produce SR1 level screeding. Primarily used to finalise a damaged floor or poor substrate level so as to lay a brand new flooring surface, such as tiles over it. This liquid screed can be laid to a depth of only 1mm, but still provides a high strength surface for a wide variety of flooring finishes.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The professional's choice for domestic use over the top of under floor heating. The fibres in the screed mix improve it's strength and durability whilst also safeguarding against thermal shrinkage and cracking. The screed will set hard at a rate of 1mm/day.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where traffic levels are expected to be high or heavy loading of the floor is needed, heavy duty screeds offer maximum durability and strength.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Preparation is crucial for a high quality screed surface that will be hard wearing and durable. The original floor surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned to eliminate any paint, debris, oil and grease that might adversely affect the bond of the screeding.
Any cleaning chemicals which are used during this process shouldn't leave any residues, and the floor base must be allowed to dry out naturally. It is necessary to repair any crevices or cracks in the floor surface to prevent them being mirrored and "travelling" upwards into the newly screeded floor. A competent Longbenton screeding contractor will take note of such aspects during the on-site survey and ensure all preparations are complete before applying the next stages of the screeding process.
To shield the flooring materials and screeding layer from dampness rising up from the ground, a damp proof membrane (DPM) will have to be installed. There could be two or three layers of varying thicknesses of polythene to act as a barrier between the screed and the insulation layer.
If your home is situated in a place where radon gas is found an extra barrier layer is required to prevent radon gas from getting through. This can be as simple as an airtight membrane, or in severe cases a ventilation system will need to be installed beneath the floor screed to extract any inflow of air and gas from ground level.
The final stage of the surface preparation process is the spraying or painting of a primer or sealer. These sealers and primers will make certain the screed bonds properly to the base and help to produce a quality finished floor. These products require certified tradesmen to apply them in the appropriate ratios by using airless sprays and other custom-built equipment.
Now is the time that under floor heating can be installed and laid out in the correct way. Insulation panels will be put in place and the cables and heating pipes will be securely attached so there's no movement whilst the screed is poured. Warmth is evenly spread across a floor area in a skillfully fitted underfloor heating system, and along with it being an efficient method of heating, it is an excellent choice for the majority of Longbenton home renovation projects.
Obviously, if you are not putting in under floor heating, you can just skip this stage and get on with applying the screeding. Your screeding company will give you advice and guidance on which type of screed is appropriate for your requirements, in line with your proposed use of the room. Don't forget that even quick drying and advanced screeds have a minimum of 24 hours before you're able to walk on any laid surface and at least seventy two hours before any floor coverings can be fitted. If you are using standard or heavy duty screeds the drying time is longer and the manufacturer's guidelines must be followed so as to get the best finish for your floor.
The SR level of your screed can be checked once it's hardened enough to be walked on. The test involves using a 2m long straight-edge laid down upon the surface and any deviations from true are measured.
- SR1 - Disparities of three millimetres or less as measured over the whole floor area shows your screeding to be of the finest quality and is categorised as SR1.
- SR2 - The standard flooring in commercial and industrial builds is normally SR2 and has a maximum deviation of five millimetres across the entire floor.
- SR3 - SR3 is basic utility standard where a perfect quality finish isn't needed. This specification allows for a maximium deviation of ten millimetres.
There might also be a requirement for a structural engineer to perform a soundness test. The assessment will ensure your new screeded surface is viable for the load bearing requirements set down in the original site survey. This should include a "drop hammer test" which records specific data on the strength and flexibility of the screed. Only certified structural engineers respecting the British Standards BS8204 guidelines are permitted to conduct such testing and sign off on the structural integrity of a screed floor. (Tags: Floor Screeding Services Longbenton, Screeding Longbenton, Floor Screeding Longbenton, Floor Screed Longbenton).
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