Floor Screeding Totton Hampshire (SO40): If you are restoring a property or basement, have an uneven or damaged floor or are aiming to install under floor heating in your Totton property, then it is a good time to consider bringing in a professional floor screeder. A screed is used to generate a smooth floor surface on top of a rough concrete sub-base and give a solid foundation for your choice of top flooring material. If you would like your floors to last then a floor screed is the most important factor in any building or renovation project.
FLOOR SCREEDING EXPERTS TOTTON
It does not matter how small or large the room you need to be levelled, a certified floor screeding contractor in Totton will have the essential knowledge, equipment and expertise to provide you with an excellent level of service. After assessing your project they'll give you advice about the perfect choice of screed and which strategy for applying it is most appropriate for your circumstances.
A professional screeding specialist will also notify you if a structural engineer is necessary for your project, in order to evaluate flex strength, point loadings and load requirements that your screed floor may need to conform with current building regulations and British Standards.
The skills and training that a qualified screeding technician brings to your project should guarantee a high quality result and help to lengthen the lifespan of your floor or floors. There are many different types of screed and choosing the correct mix and laying approach is vital to create a quality floor which is long-lasting and fit for purpose.
Before selecting a screeding company from those operating in the Totton area, ask to what standard of finish they're basing their quote, and also ensure that you get two or three price quotes. For residential properties an estimate will normally be provided for a Surface Regularity (SR) calculation of SR1 or SR2. SR2 and SR3 may be less costly options, however the floor screeding finish might have deviations and errors, whilst SR1 guarantees a pretty much perfect quality of finish. Any imperfections in the screeding (as might occur with SR2 or SR3) can cause problems in laying flooring owing to flat spots, indentations, ridges in the floor surface.
British Standards BS8204 lays down the regulations and guidelines that all Totton screeding companies is obliged to follow, and if using specialist screeding solutions, (Flowcrete, Cemfloor, Gypsol etc), they should be certified by the manufacturers as being skilled and trained in their use. The training and assessment of a floor screeding company by a manufacturer is underlined by the use of this accreditation scheme, and guarantees reliability and safe working practices on any flooring project involving their materials.
Totton commercial screeders will be involved in the screeding of floors in hospitals, shopping centres, schools, warehouses, factories and hotels.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - A mixture of sand and cement which is ideal for standard domestic usage. 5 parts sand to 1 part cement is the typical mixture for standard screed. After laying a standard screed dries out at a rate of just 1mm/day.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - Used to produce the highest quality of finish, especially in SR1 levels of screeding, by a latex and cement mixture. It is largely used to provide a high quality 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 thickness of just one millimetre, but still provides a high strength surface for a wide range of flooring finishes.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where levels of traffic are expected to be high or heavy loading of the floor is required, heavy duty screeds deliver maximum durability and strength.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - As the name would suggest, these screeds dry rapidly and allow you to use the screeded area much faster. Drying out at a rate of 3-7mm/day, determined by the mix, they're typically a fibre reinforced type of screed and are ideal for projects that have tight deadlines.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - Used with under floor heating and is the advised choice in such projects. The fibres in this screed increase it's strength and durability while also protecting against thermal cracking and shrinkage. At about 1mm per day, it has the same setting rate to standard floor screed.
Polymer Screeds - A high strength flooring solution where a reduced screed thickness is essential. On account of their different chemical compositions, these screeds have varying curing times which you can verify by studying manufacturer's guidelines.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Preparation is crucial for a quality finished screed surface that will be durable and hard wearing. The original floor surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned to remove any oil, grease, paint and debris that might affect the bond of the screeding.
If cleansing products have been used it's essential to remove any traces of soap, detergent etc, and leave the floor surface to dry naturally. If screeding over a stone or cement floor then all cracks should be repaired to prevent them from "travelling" up through your screed layer and causing imperfections on the final floor surface. A professional Totton screeding specialist will take note of these issues during a site survey and ensure all preparations are finished before moving on to the next steps in the screeding process.
A damp proof membrane (DPM) will be put down once the preparation work has been completed to prevent ground dampness affecting the screed and floor materials. The DPM is made from thick polythene and different layers might be used to serve as a moisture barrier for the screed.
If your property is situated in a place where radon gas is found an extra barrier layer is required to stop radon gas from seeping through. If radon occurs in severe doses then a full ventilation and extraction system may be installed underneath the layer of screed which will extract any gases that might seep in from ground level.
Once these steps have been taken the screeders will put on a sealer or primer to the prepared base surface. Primers help the bonding process and are specialist applications according to the sort of screed being used. These materials require certified tradesmen to apply them in the correct ratios by using tailor-made equipment, such as airless sprays.
Underfloor heating can now be installed and checked before screeding is poured. The under floor heating system will be carefully positioned and mounted firmly on insulation panels to prevent potential movement during screed pouring process. When properly installed an under floor heating system is an excellent way to warm a room and high quality screed retains its heat, creating an even level of warmth across the floor surface.
The screeding can now be mixed and prepared in situ and spread onto the base surface. Your intended use of the room will help your screeding contractor on which sort of floor screed is best for your requirements. After the pouring of the screed there is a minimum 24 hours (for quick drying screeds) before you are able to walk on the surface, and a 72 hrs minimum setting time before the laying of any flooring materials. Manufacturer's drying guidelines for standard and heavy duty screeds should be followed so as to achieve a quality finish and provide a stable and even floor surface.
Once the screed has hardened it can be quality checked to verify the SR standard. Through the use of a two metre straight-edge the surface is examined for any deviations, ridges and dips in the screed surface.
- SR1 - Over the whole floor area, if there aren't any disparities of more than 3 millimetres from the straight-edge, then you've got a top quality SR1 specification surface.
- SR2 - SR2 is for normal standard commercial and industrial floors and can deviate from the straight-edge by as much as 5mm.
- SR3 - SR3 is utility standard where a perfect finish isn't necessary. This level can have a maximum permissible deviation of ten millimetres.
If your screed floor has been laid with particular load bearing requirements in mind then a structural engineer is going to be necessary to perform the assessment. This assessment will determine the strength of the screeding and its viability for the proposed use. An assessment called the drop hammer test is performed on several areas of the screed layer and the results noted. Any screed floor that has load bearing requirements must be sanctioned by a trained structural engineer applying the British Standards BS8204 regulations. (Tags: Floor Screeding Services Totton, Screeding Totton, Floor Screed Totton, Floor Screeding Totton).
Floor screeding services are available in Totton and also nearby in: Newbridge, Cadnam, Winsor, Millbrook, Ashurst Bridge, Eling, London Minstead, Hill Street, Marchwood, Netley Marsh, Pooksgreen, Minstead, Hounsdown, Hillyfields, Hammonds Green, Copythorne, Colbury, Testwood, Calmore, Woodlands, Bartley, Redbridge, West Totton, and in these postcodes SO40 0DN, SO40 3BN, SO40 2BE, SO40 2RJ, SO40 3GU, SO40 3GR, SO40 3AW, SO40 3GD, SO40 3GP, SO40 0DJ. Local Totton floor screeders will likely have the postcode SO40 and the telephone dialling code 023.
Floor Screeding Tools
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There are a whole host of tasks that can be conducted by your local Totton floor screeder including floor preparation services, warehouse floor screeding, screed repairs Totton, waterproof floor screeding, concrete pumping, floor levelling Totton, self-levelling screeding, residential floor screeding, damp proof membranes, floor screed testing in Totton, floor screeding quotes, acoustic flooring in Totton, basement screeding in Totton, underfloor heating installation, fibre reinforced screeding in Totton, polished screeding, shop screeding, rapid strength screeding, and lots more floor screeding tasks.
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Folks living in the following streets and roads have just recently requested floor screeding - York Close, Falstaff Way, Belstone Road, Plover Road, Maple Gardens, Snellgrove Close, Orchard Close, Serle Close, Haselbury Road, Oaklands Mead, Salcombe Crescent, Coppice Road, Redbridge Causeway, Greenfields Avenue, Lovage Gardens, Westfield Road, Reynolds Dale, Hammonds Close, Bronte Close, Briardene Court, Seymour Close, Northlands Close, Bearslane Close, Thomas Close, Main Road, Lawford Way, School Road, Flowerdown Close, as well as the following local Totton postcodes: SO40 0DN, SO40 3BN, SO40 2BE, SO40 2RJ, SO40 3GU, SO40 3GR, SO40 3AW, SO40 3GD, SO40 3GP, SO40 0DJ.
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