Floor Screeding Ormskirk Lancashire (L39): If you are looking to install under floor heating, have an uneven or damaged floor or are restoring a property or basement in your Ormskirk home, it is a good time to consider contacting a floor screeding professional. Before it is possible to lay a suitable floor covering, whether it's carpet, tile or wood, the floor surface needs to be as flat as is possible; which is why screeding a floor is sometimes needed. Floor screeding provides a high quality and durable surface for any room.
FLOOR SCREEDING CONTRACTORS ORMSKIRK
It matters not how big or small the room you require to be levelled, a decent floor screeding company in Ormskirk will have the essential equipment, know-how and expertise to give you an outstanding standard of service. They'll be able to advise you on the correct kind of screed your project requires, and how best to apply and install it.
It might be necessary, depending on the intended use of the space, for a structural engineering survey to conform with building regulations on flex strength, load bearing and point loadings of the screed floor.
Bringing in a highly trained and skilled contractor will ensure that you get the appropriate type of screed for the room's proposed usage to extend the lifetime of your floor. A correct mix of screed and the techniques used for laying it are also critical to ensure the final durability of your floor.
There are a number of screeding specialists in the Ormskirk area so see if you can get multiple price quotes for your screeding project before choosing a company and know to what standard of finish it's for. The Surface Regularity (SR) finish is the number to look for when reviewing an estimate from Ormskirk floor screeding contractors. Each of the 3 SR levels deliver different qualities of finish, with SR1 being the highest, with the lowest amount of deviation over the area of the floor. Any errors or imperfections in the screeding can cause issues with laying flooring due to ridges, flat spots, indentations in the floor surface.
British Standards BS8204 lays down the regulations and guidelines that all Ormskirk screeding contractors must follow, and if using specialist screeding solutions, (Cemfloor, Flowcrete, Gypsol etc), they must be accredited by the manufacturers as being trained and skilled in their use. A company holding accreditations shows that they've been assessed and trained in using these screeding products and can offer a high quality standard in all areas of their installation.
Commercial screeders in Ormskirk will probably undertake floor screeding projects in shops, schools, factories, hospitals, warehouses and hotels.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - This is okay for regular residential use and is a mix of cement and sand. The standard screed is a mix of 5 parts sand to 1 of cement. The standard screed will dry at a rate of 1mm thickness per day.
Polymer Screeds - An extremely high strength solution where a reduced screed thickness is necessary. Polymer screeds are available from many screed manufacturers and owing to their varying chemical compositions have specific curing times for each product.
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.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If there's a need to progress urgently with the flooring because of time limitations, these screeds dry much quicker than standard flooring screeds. The majority of the fast drying screeds are of the fibre reinforced kind and are appropriate for a wide array of flooring projects where the faster curing rate of three to seven millimetres is an advantage.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - When a high standard of finish is necessary this solution of cement and latex is employed to create SR1 quality screed flooring. This self-levelling compound provides a clean and smooth surface over a rough substrate or damaged floor to enable all forms of flooring materials to be laid. Even with a depth of just 1mm, the latex polymers within the mixture provide a high strength screed for a variety of uses.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The first choice where underfloor heating is being installed in domestic properties in Ormskirk. The fibres in the screed increase overall durability and strength while also safeguarding against thermal shrinkage and cracking. It dries at an identical rate to a standard screed, at about one millimetre per day.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Screeding companies will need to carefully prepare all areas before proceeding with any other work so as to ensure a hard wearing and quality screed flooring. It is important that all contaminants such as oil, debris, grease or paint is removed from the base before laying any screed, since these can affect the bonding capability that a good quality floor screed needs.
If cleaning products were used it is essential to remove any remnants of detergent or soap, and allow the floor surface to dry naturally. It is necessary to repair any cracks in the floor surface to prevent them being mirrored and "travelling" upwards into your freshly screeded floor. A trustworthy Ormskirk screeding contractor will take note of these issues during a site survey and make sure all preparations are finished before pressing on with the next stages of the floor screeding process.
To shield the screeding layer and flooring materials from moisture rising up through the ground, a damp proof membrane (DPM) must be laid. The DPM is made of thick polythene sheeting and various layers may be used to serve as a moisture barrier and air insulating layer for the screeding.
If the area where you live is at risk from radon then a further barrier is needed to prevent this harmful gas from entering from the ground. This could be just a simple airtight membrane, or in severe instances an extraction and ventilation system will be installed under the screed to draw out any influx of air and gas from ground level.
The final step of surface preparation is the spraying or painting of a primer or sealant. A primer helps with the screed bonding process to the base surface and different types exist according to which screed type is being applied. Owing to their specialist nature, only experienced screeders in Ormskirk should be entrusted with using them correctly, safely and using bespoke equipment for the task.
Under floor heating can now be laid out, installed and tested before the screed is poured. The underfloor heating system is laid out in the correct pattern and secured firmly to insulation panels to stop any movement in the course of the screed application. When expertly installed an underfloor heating system is an effective way to warm up a room and decent quality screeding retains its heat, producing an even level of warmth right across the floor surface.
Of course, if you are not installing under floor heating, you can skip this stage and apply the screed. Your screeding contractor will have given you guidance and advice on which type of screed is best for your requirements, in line with your intended use of the room area. After application of the screed there'll be at least 24 hours (for quick drying and advanced screeds) before you are able to walk on the surface, and a seventy two hours minimum curing period for any floor covering installations. Manufacturer's drying guidelines for standard and heavy duty screeds should be observed in order to achieve a quality finish and end up with an even and stable floor surface.
As soon as the screeding has set it can be quality checked to verify the SR level. The standard SR test uses a two metre long straight-edge to check for any variations in the screed surface.
- SR1 - Deviations of three millimetres or less being measured across the entire area shows your screed floor to be of the finest quality and is categorised as SR1.
- SR2 - SR2 is for standard industrial and commercial floors and can deviate from the straight-edge by as much as 5 millimetres.
- SR3 - If the deviation around the room is 10mm or less the screed quality is categorised as SR3 and is highly suitable for garage and utility areas.
There might also be a requirement for a qualified structural engineer to perform a soundness test. Using specialist equipment the engineer will ascertain the screed strength and suitability of use in a load bearing environment. The screeding will be given a drop hammer test to determine flexibility and strength in different areas. The specialist testing and measurement tools involved mean that this can only be performed by a qualified structural engineer heeding the BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screeding Services Ormskirk, Floor Screeding Ormskirk, Floor Screed Ormskirk, Screeding Ormskirk).
Floor screeding services are available in Ormskirk and also nearby in: Carr Cross, Westhead, Southport, Burscough Bridge, Halsall, Snape Green, Lathorn, Rainford, Newburgh, Stanley Gate and Maghull, Skelmersdale, Bickerstaffe, Scarisbrick, Burscough, and in these postcodes L39 2TD, L39 2SG, L39 2SX, L39 1LB, L39 1ND, L39 1PB, L39 1QG, L39 1NH, L39 1NX, L39 2EN. Local Ormskirk floor screeders will most likely have the phone code 01695 and the postcode L39. Simply click the "quote" banner to get details about screeding services in your location.
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