Floor Screeding Blackpool Lancashire (FY1): If you have a damaged or uneven floor, are aiming to install underfloor heating or are renovating a property or cellar in your Blackpool home, it is time to think about bringing in a floor screeding professional. A screed is used to create a smooth floor on top of a rough concrete sub-base and provide a good base for your choice of top flooring material. The screeding is a crucial process to guarantee a high quality and durable finish to the entire floor surface.
FLOOR SCREEDING COMPANIES BLACKPOOL
A dependable floor screeding specialist in Blackpool will have all the experience and know-how to help you achieve a perfect floor in whatever size room you're working on. After assessing your project they will advise you on the optimal choice of screeding and which strategy for laying it is most suitable for your circumstances.
They'll in addition assess if a structural engineer is required to make sure that any flex strength, load bearing and point loadings are satisfied in accordance with the building regulations.
The training and skills that a screeding technician brings to your project will guarantee a successful outcome and help to lengthen the life of your floor or floors. Selecting the correct screeding materials and the best installation technique is vital if you want a durable and quality finish for your floor.
Before deciding upon a floor screeding contractor from those operating in the Blackpool area, ask to what standard of finish they are basing their quote, and also make certain you get two or three price quotes. The SR (Surface Regularity) finish is the number to keep your eye on when reviewing an estimate from your Blackpool screeding contractor. SR2 and SR3 might be less expensive options, although the floor screeding finish may have errors and deviations, whilst SR1 guarantees a pretty much perfect finish. Any imperfections in the screeding can cause issues with laying flooring owing to flat spots, indentations, ridges in the surface.
British Standards BS8204 sets down the regulations and guidelines that all Blackpool screeding contractors are required to follow, and if using specialist screeding solutions, (Cemfloor, Gypsol, Flowcrete etc), they should be approved by the manufacturers as being skilled and trained in their use. This accreditation program showcases a company's training and performance in the use of a manufacturer's products.
Blackpool commercial screeders might be involved in floor screeding in schools, warehouses, hospitals, shops, factories and salons.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - Frequently used in domestic projects where the blend of cement and sand is perfect for regular floor traffic usage. This mix uses a 5 to 1 ratio of sand to cement. The standard screed dries at a rate of 1mm thickness per day.
Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - As the name suggest, this screed dries at a quicker rate and allows you to use the floor area much faster. Drying out at a rate of three to seven millimetres, subject to the specialised mix, they're typically a fibre reinforced kind of screed and are perfect for projects which have tight schedules.
Polymer Screeds - An extremely high strength solution where a reduced thickness is required. Maker's guidelines for curing times differ across the product ranges.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - Used to provide a high quality finish, especially in SR1 levels of screeding, by a cement and latex compound. The self-levelling compound provides a clean and level surface over a damaged floor or rough substrate to enable all types of flooring materials to be laid. Even with a thickness of one millimetre, the latex polymers within the mixture provide a high strength surface for a variety of uses.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - Used with under floor heating and is the favoured option in such projects. The special fibres in this screed mix increase overall durability and strength while also protecting against thermal shrinkage and cracking. It dries at the same rate as a standard screed, at about 1mm per day.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed designed for heavy traffic and high load areas where maximum durability and strength is necessary.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Screeding companies will need to fully prepare all areas prior to any other work so as to ensure a hard wearing and quality screed flooring. The existing floor surface should be thoroughly cleaned to eradicate any debris, oil, paint and grease that might adversely affect the bond of the screed.
Any cleaning products that are used in this phase should leave no residues, and the floor surface must be allowed to dry out naturally. At this point cracks need to be repaired as these can travel up through a laid screed and be visible in the finished surface. An experienced Blackpool screeding specialist will take note of these problems during the on-site survey and ensure that all preparations are finished before applying the next stages of the floor screeding process.
To shield the flooring materials and screeding layer from moisture rising up through the ground, a DPM (damp proof membrane) will have to be laid. Different gauges of polythene sheets may be used as a damp proof membrane and also serve as a barrier for the screed and any insulation materials.
If your home is located in an area where radon is present an additional barrier layer is needed to stop radon gas from seeping through. A simple airtight membrane could be suitable in areas with relatively low levels of radon, but in more extreme cases there may have to be a more complex ventilation and extraction system to take away any ground penetrating radon.
As soon as the base has been properly prepared and all DPMs installed, a sealer or primer is then applied. A primer assists in the screed to successfully bond to the base and different types exist depending on which type of screed is being applied. Custom-made equipment such as airless sprays can be used to apply a sealant or primer, which should be done by experienced screeding contractors in Blackpool sticking to the manufacturer's guidelines and safety advice.
If required, this is the time that under floor heating can be laid out in the correct manner and installed. Insulation panels can be laid out and the wires and heating pipes will be securely mounted to prevent any movement whilst the screed is being applied. Warmth will be spread evenly across the floor in a professionally fitted underfloor heating system, and coupled with it being an efficient method of heating, it's a great choice for many Blackpool home renovation projects.
If you're not installing under floor heating the screed can now be prepared on site and poured. The specific requirements of the room will dictate the sort of screeding that's used. Don't forget that even quick drying and advanced screeds have a minimum of twenty four hours before you can walk on any screeded surfaces and at least 3 days before any flooring can be fitted. Manufacturer's drying guidelines for heavy duty and standard screeds should be followed so as to achieve a quality finish and end up with a stable and long lasting floor surface.
The SR level of your screeding can be confirmed once it's set enough to be walked on. The standard SR test involves the use of a 2 mtr long straight-edge to check for any fluctuations in the screed surface.
- SR1 - Deviations of 3 millimetres or less being measured across the whole area shows your screed floor to be of the finest quality and categorised as SR1.
- SR2 - The standard flooring in industrial and commercial builds is normally SR2 and has a maximum deviation of 5mm across the whole screed.
- SR3 - SR3 is utility standard where a quality finish isn't required. This classification can have a maximum permissible deviation of ten millimetres.
If you require load bearing checks, a qualified structural engineer is necessary to perform the testing. Using specialist equipment the structural engineer will establish the screeded surface strength and its suitability for use in a load bearing environment. This should include a "drop hammer test" which assesses various aspects of the flexibility and strength of the screed. The specialist testing and measurement tools mean this can only be carried out by a certified structural engineer applying the guidelines of BS8204. (Tags: Floor Screeding Blackpool, Screeding Blackpool, Floor Screed Blackpool, Floor Screeding Services Blackpool).
Floor screeding services are available in Blackpool and also nearby in: Poulton-le-Fylde, Thornton, Cleveleys, Great Marton, Layton, Staining, Weeton, Great Eccleston, Singleton, Hoohill, Warton, Kirkham, Lytham-Saint-Annes, and in these postcodes FY1 2HQ, FY1 2DA, FY1 2AZ, FY1 2AX, FY1 2DU, FY1 1BA, FY1 2EU, FY1 1RW, FY1 1DD, FY1 2HT. Local Blackpool floor screeders will most likely have the dialling code 01253 and the postcode FY1. Simply click the "quote" banner to get information on screeding services in your location.
The Tools You'll Need For Floor Screeding
- Floor Profile
- Straight Edge
- Dappling Bar
- Knee Protection
- Heavy Duty Spirit Level
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Some Blackpool areas and streets where screeding work has recently been undertaken - Suffolk Road, Torquay Avenue, Belle Vue Place, Ashton Road, Sherwood Court, Sutherland Road, Chislehurst Avenue, Scotswood Avenue, Cannock Avenue, Silsden Close, St Nicholas Road, St Marks Place, St Walburgas Road, Severn Road, Charnley Road, Byron Street, Teesdale Avenue, Strathdale, Ayrton Avenue, Chadwick Street, Salisbury Road, Angers Hill Road, St Michaels Road, Bean Avenue, Croydon Road, Stronsay Place, Stuart Place, Crompton Avenue, Seathwaite Avenue, Shirley Crescent, as well as the following local Blackpool postcodes: FY1 2HQ, FY1 2DA, FY1 2AZ, FY1 2AX, FY1 2DU, FY1 1BA, FY1 2EU, FY1 1RW, FY1 1DD, FY1 2HT.
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