Floor Screeding Aveley

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Floor Screeding Aveley Essex (RM15): A floor screeding professional can level a damaged or uneven floor, help install under floor heating or help with renovations on your Aveley property, when necessary. Before you can lay a final floor covering, whether it's carpet, wood or tile, the floor surface needs to be as flat as possible; which is why floor screeding is often essential. To guarantee a durable and quality finish to the entire floor structure, screeding is a key process.

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It matters not how large or small the room is that you need to be levelled, an established floor screeding firm in Aveley will have the appropriate knowledge, equipment and skills to give you an excellent level of service. Once your project has been properly evaluated, they'll be able to advise you on the right form of screed required for your project, and the best methods for applying and installing it.

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They'll additionally assess if a structural engineer is required to ensure that any point loadings, load bearing and flex strength are satisfied as laid down in construction and building regulations.

Working with a qualified and highly trained contractor will guarantee that you use the appropriate type of screed for the room's proposed usage and get the optimum lifespan out of the resulting floor. Picking the correct screeding materials and the method of installation is vital if you want to end up with a quality and durable finish for your floor surface.

Before picking out a floor screeding contractor from those based in the Aveley area, ask to what standard of finish they are basing their estimate, and also make sure that you get two or three estimates. The estimate may be based on what's called the SR, or Surface Regularity calculation. SR1 is the best level, and whilst SR2 and SR3 may be less expensive initially, they don't guarantee a totally even or flat floor surface. An SR2 or SR3 level could mean there will be flat spots or ridges that could cause problems when putting down your final flooring materials.

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The guidelines and regulations set out in in the British Standards BS8204 must be observed by all Aveley floor screeding companies and they must also be accredited by the manufacturers of specialist screeding materials (Flowcrete, Cemfloor, Gypsol etc.) to prove their competence and safe working practices. A contractor holding such accreditation indicates that they've been assessed and trained in using these screeding products and can offer a top notch service in all areas of their installation.

For the screeding of floors in warehouses, pubs, shops, factories, schools and hospitals, specialist Aveley commercial screeders will be needed.


Standard Screeds - This is good for basic residential usage and is a combination of cement and sand. 5 parts sand to 1 part cement is the usual mix for standard flooring screeds. The standard flooring screed dries at a rate of one millimetre thickness each day.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - The favoured option where underfloor heating is being installed in residential properties in Aveley. This is due to the improved durability and protection against thermal cracking and shrinkage offered by the fibres within the screed. The screed will set hard at a rate of roughly 1mm/day.

Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed that is designed for heavy traffic and high load areas where maximum strength and durability is necessary.

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Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A cement and latex mixture which can produce the highest standard of finish to SR1 levels. Typically used to finish off a poor substrate level or damaged floor so as to lay a brand new flooring surface, like tiling over the top of it. Even with a thickness of only one millimetre, the latex polymers within the mixture provide a high strength surface for a wide range of uses.

Polymer Screeds - A high strength flooring solution where a reduced screed thickness is needed. The curing times for these vary as outlined by product guidelines.

Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If there is a need to use the area ASAP a fast drying screed can be used. The majority of the fast or advanced drying screeds are of the fibre reinforced kind and are ideal for a wide variety of projects where the quicker drying rate of 3-7mm is a welcome advantage.


Good preparation is vital for a quality finished screed surface that will be hard wearing and durable. The original floor surface should be cleaned to eliminate any oil, paint, debris and grease that might affect the bond of the screed.

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If cleaning products have been used it is essential to remove any residues of soap or detergent, and leave the floor surface to dry naturally. It is vital to mend any cracks or crevices in the floor surface to stop them being mirrored and "travelling" up into your freshly screeded floor. During an on-site survey the screeding installer will establish what preparation work is needed before any actual screeding work commences.

A damp proof membrane (DPM) will be installed after the preparation work has been finished to prevent ground dampness affecting the flooring materials and screeding. The DPM is made from thick polythene and different layers could be used to serve as a moisture barrier for the screed.

If the area is at risk from radon gas then a further barrier is necessary to prevent this harmful gas from entering from the ground. This could be just a simple air-tight membrane, or in severe cases a ventilation system is installed beneath the screed to take away any inflow of air and gas from the ground.

The final step of surface preparation is the painting or spraying of a primer or sealer. These sealers and primers will make certain that the screed bonds successfully to the floor base and help to create a quality finished floor. These substances require experienced contractors to apply them in the correct proportions by using airless sprays and other bespoke equipment.

If you're installing under floor heating, now is the time that it will need to be set out and installed. Insulation panels will be arranged and the heating pipes and cables will be firmly attached so there's no movement whilst the screed is being applied. Warmth is spread evenly across the floor in a properly installed underfloor heating system, and with it being an effective choice of heating, it is an ideal choice for most Aveley home restoration projects.

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If you're not fitting under floor heating the screed can now be mixed and prepared in situ and laid. Your intended use of the room will help the screeding contractor on what type of floor screed is right for your needs. After the pouring of the screed there will be a minimum twenty four hours (for advanced and quick drying screeds) before you can walk upon the surface, and a 72 hours minimum drying time before any floor covering installations. If you are using heavy duty or standard screeds the curing time is longer and the manufacturer's guidelines must be followed in order to get the best finish to your floor.

The SR level of your screeding can be ascertained once it's hardened enough to be walked upon. Through the use of a 2 mtr straight-edge the surface is checked for any ridges, deviations and dips in the screed surface.

  • SR1 - Deviations of 3mm or less being measured across the entire area shows your screed floor to be of the highest quality and is categorised as SR1.
  • SR2 - The normal standard flooring in commercial and industrial builds is normally SR2 and has a maximum possible deviation of 5mm across the whole screeded floor.
  • SR3 - SR3 is basic utility standard where a perfect finish isn't necessary. This specification allows for a maximium deviation of 10 millimetres.

If you require load bearing checks, a qualified structural engineer is required to conduct the tests. The testing will make sure that your newly laid screed surface is viable for the load point requirements laid out in the original site survey. The screed should be given what is known as a drop hammer test to determine flexibility and strength in various areas. The precise testing and measurement tools mean that this can only be conducted by a competent structural engineer following the British Standards BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screed Aveley, Floor Screeding Aveley, Screeding Aveley, Floor Screeding Services Aveley).

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When the characteristics of your floor's surface means that a certain amount of flexibility is required, it will be advantageous to use a latex screed, rather than one with an unyielding finish. Latex screeds come in two parts - a bottle and a bag - with a bottle that contains liquid latex, and a bag that contains a cement powder. The latex liquid solution takes the place of the water that is used in other types of screed, making it more flexible and quicker drying.

This latex product is used for levelling subfloors in advance of the laying of the final decorative covering. This is appropriate for use on substrate of concrete, quarry tiles, sand/cement, wood and asphalt, to provide a resilient, smooth surface which is perfect for the application of adhesives. This latex screeding will provide a crack-free, flexible finish, even if there's movement in your sub-floor.

Latex floor screeds are not appropriate where "floating" screeds are needed, for instance when an unbonded screed is being laid over a membrane of either acoustic or thermal insulation, such as might be the case when you are screeding on top of underfloor heating, and screed depths of 50-65mm may be necessary. (Tags: Latex Screeds Aveley, Latex Screeding Aveley, Latex Floor Screed Aveley, Latex Screed Aveley).

Granolithic Screeding Aveley

Granolithic screeding is a process of creating an even and smooth surface for floor coverings like tiles or carpets. It involves mixing sand, cement, and aggregate such as marble or granite chips to form a mixture, which is then applied to a concrete base. The mixture is levelled with a straight edge to give it a smooth, seamless surface.

The resulting flooring is easy to clean, hard-wearing and slip-resistant, making it ideal for use in areas with high foot traffic, such as factories, schools and shopping centres.

The granolithic screeding process involves several steps, including preparing the concrete base, mixing of the screed mixture, laying of the mixture, and curing of the screed. Proper mixing, application and curing techniques are crucial to ensure the durability and strength of the finished surface. In addition, the screed should be allowed to fully cure before any flooring materials are laid on top of it.

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