Floor Screeding Bognor Regis West Sussex (PO21): A professional floor screeder can help to install underfloor heating, help with renovations or level an uneven or damaged floor on your Bognor Regis home or business premises, when needed. Before you are able to lay a final floor covering, whether it's tile, carpet or wood, the surface of the floor needs to be as flat as possible; which is why screeding a floor is sometimes needed. The screeding is a vital procedure to guarantee a high quality and durable finish to the entire floor structure.
FLOOR SCREEDING EXPERTS BOGNOR REGIS
A reputable screeding company in Bognor Regis will have experience and know-how to help you achieve a perfectly finished floor in whichever size room you are working on. They'll be able to assess your project and verify the appropriate sort of screed you require and how best to apply it.
Your screeding specialist will also notify you if a structural engineer is needed for your project, in order to evaluate any load requirements, flex strength and point loadings that your flooring might require to conform with British Standards and building regulations.
Working with a highly trained and qualified specialist will guarantee that you get the correct type of screed for the room's allocated purpose and get the optimum lifespan out of your floor. There are numerous types of screeding and choosing the correct mix and installation process is vital if you are to create a high quality floor that is durable and fit for purpose.
Ensure you get at least two or three estimates for your Bognor Regis based screeding project and also ask what standard of finish each quotation is for. For domestic properties an estimate will normally be provided for an SR (Surface Regularity) calculation of SR1 or SR2. SR1 is the best level, and whilst SR2 and SR3 may seem cheaper at first glance, they don't guarantee a totally even or flat floor surface. This could mean that you might have to fix any areas that might cause issues when laying your finished flooring material.
British Standards BS8204 lays down the regulations and guidelines that all Bognor Regis screeding companies is obliged to follow, and if working with specialist screeding solutions, (Gypsol, Cemfloor, Flowcrete etc), they should be approved by the manufacturers as being trained and skilled in their use. This accreditation program showcases a company's ability and training in the application of a manufacturer's products.
For the screeding of floors in warehouses, hospitals, restaurants, factories, schools and shopping centres, dedicated commercial screeders in Bognor Regis will be needed.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - Used in residential projects where the mixture of cement and sand is good for standard floor traffic usage. The ratios involved in standard screeds are five parts sand to one part cement. Once it has been laid this 5:1 ratio dries at a rate of 1mm per day.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - As the name would suggest, these screeds dry rapidly and allow you to use the floor area much sooner. They're usually a fibre reinforced type of screed which can dry at a rate of between 3-7mm/day per day and are used in time dependent projects.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Developed for maximum durability and strength in areas where traffic is expected to be high or specific loading of the floor is required.
Polymer Screeds - These provide an extremely high level of strength with a lower thickness. The drying times vary as outlined by proprietary product guidelines.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The expert's choice for residential use over the top of under floor heating. This is due to the increased durability and protection against thermal cracking and shrinkage offered by the special fibres within the screed. The screed will set hard at a rate of roughly 1mm/day.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A cement and latex mixture which can achieve the highest standard SR1 finish. Mainly used to improve a poor substrate level or damaged floor to enable the laying of a new flooring surface, such as tiles on top of it. This liquid screed can be poured to a thickness of only one millimetre, but will still provide a strong surface for a varied selection of flooring finishes.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Screeding companies will need to prepare the area before any other work so as to ensure a hard wearing and quality screed flooring. The existing floor surface should be cleaned to eliminate any debris, oil, grease and paint which can affect the bond of the screeding.
Any cleansing products used in this phase shouldn't leave any residues, and the floor base must be allowed to dry out naturally. If screeding over a cement or stone floor then all cracks should be mended to stop them from "travelling" through your screed layer and causing imperfections on the finished floor surface. During an on-site survey the screeding specialist will be able to see what preparations are needed before starting to work on the actual screeding.
Before the screeding can be poured a DPM (damp proof membrane) must be put down to shield the screed and final flooring from dampness. Different thicknesses of specialised polythene could be used as a damp proof membrane and also serve as a buffer for the screed and any insulation materials.
If the area is at risk from radon then an additional barrier is necessary to stop the gas from entering from the ground. If radon gas is present in severe doses then a complete ventilation system may be installed underneath the screed which will extract any gases that might seep in from ground level.
The final phase of the surface preparation process is the painting or spraying of a primer or sealer. A primer helps with the screed bonding correctly to the base and membranes and different varieties exist according to which screed type is being applied. Custom-made equipment such as airless sprays can be used to apply a sealant or primer, by experienced screeding installers in Bognor Regis sticking to the manufacturer's guidelines and safety advice.
Under floor heating can now be installed and tested before the screed is applied. Insulation panels will be put in place and the wires and heating pipes will be firmly attached to prevent any movement whilst the screed is applied. When professionally installed an underfloor heating system is an effective way to warm a room and good quality screeding will retain its heat, producing an even heat across the floor surface.
If you are not fitting underfloor heating the screed can now be prepared on site and poured. The particular requirements of the room will dictate the kind of screeding that's used. For quick drying screeds there will be at least twenty four hours delay before it can be walked on, and a further 3 days minimum before you are able to lay any flooring materials. Such periods will be longer for standard and heavy duty screeds and the manufacture's instructions should be followed to the letter to accomplish the best finish and longevity of the floor.
The SR level of your screed can be checked once it's set enough to be walked upon. The test involves the use of a 2 metre straight edge laid down upon the floor surface and any fluctuations from true are measured.
- SR1 - SR1 is the best quality and permits only three millimetres of deviation from the straight-edge.
- SR2 - SR2 is for standard commercial and industrial floors and can deviate from the straight-edge by up to 5 millimetres.
- SR3 - SR3 is utility standard where a perfect quality finish isn't needed. This specification allows for a maximium deviation depth of ten millimetres.
There may also be a requirement for a structural engineer to perform a soundness test. This assessment will ascertain the strength of the screed surface and its viability for the intended use. A "drop hammer test" will be conducted on several areas of the screed layer and the results noted. Only qualified structural engineers obeying the BS8204 guidelines are permitted to carry out such testing and sign off on the structural integrity of screed flooring. (Tags: Screeding Bognor Regis, Floor Screeding Services Bognor Regis, Floor Screeding Bognor Regis, Floor Screed Bognor Regis).
There is a wide range of work that can be completed by your local Bognor Regis floor screeding company including floor levelling, acoustic flooring in Bognor Regis, floor screed testing, floor restoration, cellar screeding, liquid screeds, screeding repairs, shop floor screeding in Bognor Regis, garage floor screeding in Bognor Regis, fibre reinforced screeding, underfloor heating installations, floor preparation services, bonded concrete screeding, conservatory screeding Bognor Regis, self-levelling screeding Bognor Regis, damp proof membranes, floor screeding, residential floor screeding, and more floor screeding tasks.
The Tools That You Will Need For Floor Screeding
- Floor Profiler
- Straight Edge
- Tape Measure
- Knee Protectors
- Spiked Roller
- A Long Spirit Level
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