Floor Screeding Porthcawl Wales (CF36): If you are restoring a property or basement, have a damaged or uneven floor or are looking to install under floor heating in your Porthcawl property, it is time to think about contacting a professional floor screeder. Before it's possible to lay a suitable floor covering, whether it's wood, carpet or tile, the floor base needs to be as flat as is possible; which is why floor screeding is often needed. Floor screeding can provide a durable, quality surface for almost any room.
FLOOR SCREEDING CONTRACTORS PORTHCAWL
It doesn't matter how large or small the area you need to be levelled, a certified screeding contractor in Porthcawl will have the appropriate knowledge, equipment and expertise to provide you with an excellent level of service. They will be able to assess your project and verify the appropriate kind of screed you need and the best strategy for applying it.
They'll also assess if a structural engineer is required to make sure that any point loadings, flex strength and load bearing are satisfied as set out in building and construction regulations.
The training and skills that a screeding contractor brings to your project will guarantee a successful outcome and help in prolonging the lifespan of your floor. There are numerous kinds of screeding and selecting the appropriate mix and laying process is critical if you are to achieve a high quality floor that is both long-lasting and fit for purpose.
Before choosing a floor screeding company from those based in the Porthcawl area, ask to what standard of finish they are basing their quote, and also make sure you get multiple estimates. For domestic properties a quotation will normally be given for a Surface Regularity (SR) calculation of SR1 or SR2. SR1 is the highest level, and while SR2 and SR3 might seem less expensive at first glance, they don't guarantee a perfectly even or flat floor surface. An SR2 or SR3 standard might mean there will be ridges or flat spots that might cause problems when putting down your final flooring surface (carpet, wood, tile etc).
Every Porthcawl screeding company must follow British Standards (BS8204) and should have some kind of accreditation from screeding material and equipment manufacturers, for instance Flowcrete, Cemfloor, Gypsol. The training and assessment of a floor screeding company by such manufacturers is highlighted by the use of this accreditation scheme, and gives assurances of safe working practices and reliability on any screeding project involving their materials.
Porthcawl commercial screeders could be involved in floor screeding in warehouses, hospitals, shopping centres, pubs, schools and factories.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - This is okay for normal domestic usage and comprises a mixture of sand and cement. The standard screed is a mix of five parts sand to one of cement. This 5:1 ratio standard flooring screed will set hard at a rate of just one millimetre per day after laying.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The professional's choice for domestic use over the top of under floor heating. The fibres in the screed mix enhance overall durability and strength while also protecting against thermal shrinkage and cracking. It's got a drying rate of 1mm per day.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - As the name suggest, this screed dries at a quicker rate and allows you to use the screeded area much faster. These are generally a fibre reinforced type of screed which can dry at a rate of between 3-7mm/day per day and are employed in time-sensitive projects.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - When the highest possible standard of finish is required this mixture of cement and latex is used to achieve SR1 level screed flooring. This is primarily used to produce a clean, smooth floor over a damaged or poor quality substrate and enables all types of flooring materials to be used. This liquid screed can be laid to a depth of only 1mm, but will still provide a high strength surface for a wide range of flooring materials.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Developed for maximum durability and strength in places where traffic is expected to be high or specific loading of the floor base is needed.
Polymer Screeds - An extremely high strength solution where a reduced screed thickness is necessary. Maker's guidelines for curing times vary across the product ranges.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
To enable the screeding to be of a high quality finish that's durable and hard wearing, time should be spent on preparing the area before any screed is poured. Any oil, grease, debris and paint on the existing floor surface can affect the adhesion of the screed, and must be eradicated.
If any cleaning products are used in this process it's important to make certain that no residues of soaps, detergents or other cleaning products are left on the floor surface and it's permitted to dry out naturally. If screeding over a cement or stone floor any cracks should be mended to prevent them from "travelling" up through the screed layer and producing deviations on the final floor surface. A decent Porthcawl screeding contractor will take note of these problems during a on-site survey and make sure that all preparations are completed before pressing on with the next stages of the floor screeding process.
Before any screeding can be laid a damp proof membrane (DPM) must be installed to protect the screed and final flooring from moisture. Different gauges of special polythene may be used as a DPM and also serve as a buffer for the screed and any insulation panels.
If your house is situated in a place where radon gas is found an extra barrier layer is essential to stop radon gas from getting through. If radon gas is present in large amounts then a complete ventilation and extraction system might be needed under the screed which will extract any gases that could seep in from the ground.
Once these stages have been completed the screeders will apply a sealer or primer to the prepared floor base. Primers help the bonding process and are special applications according to the sort of screed that is being used. Due to their specialist nature, only professional screeding contractors in Porthcawl should be entrusted with using them correctly, safely and using equipment which is made for the task.
Underfloor heating can now be laid out, installed and checked before the screed is applied. The underfloor heating system is laid out in the correct pattern and firmly secured to insulation panels to prevent potential movement in the course of the screed installation process. When professionally installed an underfloor heating system is an excellent way to warm a room and high quality screeding retains its heat, creating an even level of warmth across the floor surface.
If you're not putting in underfloor heating the screed will now be mixed and prepared in situ and laid. Your proposed use of the room will assist your screeding contractor on what form of floor screed is best for your requirements. Bear in mind that even quick drying screeds have a minimum of twenty four hours before you are able to walk over any screeded surface and a minimum 3 days before any flooring materials can be fitted. Manufacturer's drying instructions for standard and heavy duty screeds should be followed so as to achieve a quality finish and provide a stable and long lasting surface.
You can check the SR standard of the completed screeding once it's hardened enough to walk on. The basic SR test involves the use of a 2 metre straight edge to check for any variations in the floor surface.
- SR1 - SR1 is the highest standard and allows only 3mm of deviation from the straight-edge.
- SR2 - SR2 is the classification for normal standard floors in commercial and industrial projects and can deviate from the straight-edge by up to five millimetres.
- SR3 - If the deviation around the room is ten millimetres or less the quality of the screeding is specified as SR3 and is the standard required for utility and garage areas.
If your screeding has been installed with specific load bearing requirements in mind then a qualified structural engineer is going to be necessary to perform the assessment. The testing will ensure your new screed is viable for the load point requirements set down in the site survey. The screed layer could be subjected to a "drop hammer test" to measure flexibility and strength at specific points. Only qualified structural engineers applying the BS8204 guidelines are allowed to conduct such tests and sign off on the structural integrity of screed flooring. (Tags: Screeding Porthcawl, Floor Screed Porthcawl, Floor Screeding Porthcawl, Floor Screeding Services Porthcawl).
Floor screeding services are available in Porthcawl and also nearby in: South Cornelly, Wigfach, Port Talbot, Trecco Bay, Kenfig Hill, North Cornelly, Laleston, Goytre, Nottage, Bridgend, Tythegston, Danygraig, Margam, Maudlam, and in these postcodes CF36 3TP, CF36 3BJ, CF36 3AP, CF36 3DP, CF36 3BA, CF36 3LY, CF36 3EE, CF36 3PT, CF36 3DW, CF36 3DL. Local Porthcawl floor screeders will likely have the postcode CF36 and the telephone code 01656. Simply click on the "quote" banner to get details about screeding services in your location.
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Screeding Enquiries Wales
The latest Wales floor screeding postings: Sami Rudd recently enquired about getting a price for screeding a kitchen and lounge floor in a terraced house in Glyn Ceiriog, Wales. Mikaeel Simmonds recently asked for a quote for screeding over an old concrete floor in Blaina. Georgie Ford recently enquired about getting a price for screeding a utility room floor in Aberfan. Alicja Crowe and Jacob Crowe recently asked for a price quote for screeding the floor of a living room in Newtown. Leena Mcdonnell and Asher Mcdonnell recently asked for a quotation for screeding a cellar floor in Aberfan. Karter Evans recently enquired about the possibility of screeding a kitchen floor in Llanidloes. Zavier and Kate London recently enquired about getting a price for installing underfloor heating and screeding a floor in Cefn Mawr. Mr and Mrs Fish recently asked for an estimate for screeding a garage floor in Taffs Well, Wales.
Floor Screeding Near Porthcawl
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Other Useful Trades in Porthcawl Wales
Needless to say, whenever you happen to be doing home improvements in Porthcawl, Wales, you'll likely need all types of different tradesmen and apart from a floor screeder in Porthcawl, Wales, you may also need a plasterer in Porthcawl, an electrician in Porthcawl, a handyman in Porthcawl, waste removal in Porthcawl, a building contractor in Porthcawl, a heating engineer in Porthcawl, a floor tiler in Porthcawl, a carpenter in Porthcawl, a bricklayer in Porthcawl, solid wood flooring in Porthcawl, plastic flooring in Porthcawl, a carpet fitter in Porthcawl, an underfloor heating specialist in Porthcawl, a plumber in Porthcawl, and other different Porthcawl tradesmen.
Some Porthcawl areas and roads where screeding work has recently been done - Suffolk Place, Manor Grove, Nottage Mead, Clos Trelales, Rockfields Close, Steepholm Close, Victoria Avenue, Westgate Close, De Breos Drive, Meadow Lane, Clos-yr-orsaf, Bryneglwys Gardens, Ramsey Close, Doddridge Way, Merlin Close, Eastern Promenade, Eithen Place, Candleston Close, Connaught Close, Laburnum Drive, Pant Morfa, West Drive, Crossfield Avenue, Maesteg Terrace, Heol Croes Faen, De Turberville Close, Beech Grove, James Street, Turnstone Road, as well as these Porthcawl area postcodes: CF36 3TP, CF36 3BJ, CF36 3AP, CF36 3DP, CF36 3BA, CF36 3LY, CF36 3EE, CF36 3PT, CF36 3DW, CF36 3DL.
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