Floor Screeding Winkfield Berkshire (SL4): If you are restoring a property or cellar, have an uneven or damaged floor or are aiming to install underfloor heating in your Winkfield home, then it is a good time to think about bringing in a floor screeding professional. Before you are able to lay a suitable floor covering, whether it's tile, carpet or wood, the floor base should be as flat as is possible; which is why screeding a floor is sometimes needed. If you would like your floors to last a long time then a floor screed is the most important factor in any renovation or building project.
FLOOR SCREEDING CONTRACTORS WINKFIELD
A reliable floor screeding specialist in Winkfield will have all the knowledge and experience to help you achieve a perfect floor in whatever size or shape of room you're working on. They will assess your project and ascertain the appropriate type of screed you need and the best strategy for applying it.
They'll in addition assess if a structural engineer is necessary to make certain that any flex strength, load bearing and point loadings are followed as outlined by building and construction regulations.
Skilled and qualified tradespeople are necessary for a successful outcome and will extend the life of your floor by making use of the correct type of screed for your room's allocated purpose. Picking the appropriate screeding materials and the method of installation is crucial if you want to end up with a durable and quality finish for your floor surface.
There are numerous screeding specialists in the Winkfield area so see if you can get multiple price quotes for your screeding project before selecting a contractor and know to what standard of finish it's for. For residential properties a quotation will generally be provided for a Surface Regularity (SR) calculation of SR1 or SR2. SR2 and SR3 might be less costly options, but the finished floor surface could have errors and deviations, whilst SR1 guarantees a pretty much perfect finish. Any errors in the screeding may cause problems in laying flooring due to flat spots, ridges, indentations in the floor surface.
Every Winkfield screeding company has to follow British Standards (BS8204) and ought to have accreditation from screeding material and equipment manufacturers, e.g. Gypsol, Flowcrete, Cemfloor. The training and assessment of a floor screeding company by a manufacturer is highlighted by the use of the accreditation scheme, and offers assurances of safe working practices and reliability on any screeding project which involves their materials.
For the screeding of floors in schools, shopping centres, warehouses, hotels, hospitals and factories, dedicated Winkfield commercial screeders will be required.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - A combination of cement and sand which is okay for regular domestic usage. This mixture uses a five to one ratio of sand to cement. Once it has been laid this 5:1 ratio dries at a rate of one millimetre each day.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where levels of traffic are expected to be high or heavy loading of the floor is needed, heavy duty screeds offer maximum strength and durability.
Polymer Screeds - When a decreased thickness of floor is necessary because of construction factors, a polymer screed provides a high strength resolution to this problem. The setting times vary as outlined by proprietary product guidelines.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - A latex and cement mixture which can produce the highest standard SR1 finish. This is mainly needed to produce a clean, smooth floor over the top of a poor quality or damaged substrate and results in a surface onto which all kinds of flooring materials can be laid. They can be as little as 1mm thick, and because of the latex polymers, will still provide a high strength finish.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - Used with under floor heating systems and is the favoured choice in such projects. The improved flex and strength offered by the fibres within this screed help protect the resulting floor from shrinkage and cracking due to heat. At approximately 1mm per day, it has the same curing rate to standard screed.
Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If there's a need to use the floor ASAP a fast drying screed may be used. These are typically a fibre reinforced screed which can dry out at a rate of between 3-7mm/day per day and are used in time dependent flooring projects.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Good preparation is crucial for a high quality screed surface that will be hard wearing and durable. It is crucial that all contaminants such as grease, oil, paint or debris is eliminated from the base before pouring any screed, since these can affect the bonding process that a good quality floor screed needs.
Any cleaning products that are used in this phase should leave no residues, and the floor surface must be allowed to dry out naturally. It's necessary to fix any cracks or crevices in the floor surface to avoid them being reflected and "travelling" upwards into the newly screeded floor. During a site survey your Winkfield screeding installer will ascertain what preparations are necessary before starting to work on screeding the floor.
Before the screeding can be poured a damp proof membrane (DPM) will have to be put down to protect the screed and final flooring from moisture. Different gauges of special polythene might be used as a DPM and also serve as a barrier for the screed and any insulation material.
If your home is located in an area where radon gas is present an extra barrier layer is required to stop radon gas from seeping through. This can be just a simple airtight membrane, or in severe cases a ventilation and extraction system will need to be installed beneath the floor screed to take away any inflow of air and gas from the ground.
The final stage of surface preparation is the painting or spraying of a sealant or primer. Primers help the bonding process and are specialist applications matched to the type of screed that's being used. Devices such as airless sprays will usually be used to apply a sealant or primer, by experienced screeding installers in Winkfield following the manufacturer's guidelines.
Before the screeding is poured, any under floor heating (if required) will now be laid out. Insulation panels will be put in position and the cabling and heating pipes will be firmly mounted so that there is no movement while the screed is poured. When skillfully installed an under floor heating system is an excellent way to warm up a room and top quality screeding retains its heat, creating an even heat across the floor.
If you are not fitting under floor heating the screed can now be prepared on site and poured. Your screeding specialist will give you advice and guidance on which screed type is appropriate for your requirements, according to your proposed use of the room. For quick drying screeds there'll be at least twenty four hours delay before it is able to be walked over, and a further Three days minimum before you are able to install any flooring materials. If you're hoping to wind up with a properly finished and durable floor surface you should stick to the manufacturer's guidelines with regards to heavy duty and standard screeds where this timescale will be increased.
Once the screeding has hardened it can be quality checked to ascertain the SR level. The standard SR test involves the use of a 2 mtr long straight-edge to check for any fluctuations in the floor surface.
- SR1 - Over the whole area, if there aren't any deviations of more than 3mm from the straight-edge, then you have a top level SR1 standard surface.
- SR2 - SR2 is for standard floors in commercial and industrial projects and can deviate from the straight-edge by up to 5 millimetres.
- SR3 - For utility floors where the quality of finish is relatively immaterial SR3 is the classification and should have a maximum deviation measurement of 10 millimetres or less.
There might also be a requirement for a qualified structural engineer to conduct a soundness test. The testing will ensure your newly laid screed is suitable for the load point requirements specified in the original site survey. A "drop hammer test" is conducted at several areas on the screed and the results noted. Any screed flooring that has load bearing requirements must be sanctioned by a competent structural engineer heeding the BS8204 regulations. (Tags: Floor Screeding Winkfield, Floor Screeding Services Winkfield, Screeding Winkfield, Floor Screed Winkfield).
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Tools Needed by a Floor Screeding Specialist
- Straight Edge
- Knee Protectors
- Dappling Bar
- Spirit Level
- Floor Profile
Screeding Enquiries Berkshire
Recent Berkshire floor screeding posts: Ava Kendrick and Saad Kendrick recently asked for a quotation for screeding the floor of a garage in a detached house in Sulhamstead. Codie and Faye Ralph recently asked for a quote for screeding the whole ground floor of a property in Wraysbury, Berkshire. Mr and Mrs Sadiq recently requested a quote for screeding a utility room floor in a terraced house in Upper Basildon, Berkshire. Ryder and Cara Marriott recently enquired about the possibility of screeding a lounge and kitchen floor in Greenham. Ellie-Rose and Jensen Lees recently requested an estimate for screeding a basement floor in Winkfield. Indigo Batten and Malik Batten recently enquired about getting a price for screeding over an old concrete floor in Greenham, Berkshire. Jose and Bailey Ohara recently requested an estimate for screeding a kitchen floor in Aldermaston. Mr and Mrs Johnson recently enquired about screeding a floor and installing underfloor heating in Arborfield Garrison.
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