Floor Screeding Chorley

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Floor Screeding Chorley Lancashire (PR7): When you're renovating your Chorley home with damaged or uneven floors, or perhaps converting a basement or cellar to functional living area, a competent floor screeding company can provide you with a firm starting point. Screeding is important to generate a level floor surface onto which you can lay your choice of floor covering, be it carpet, tile or wood. The screed is a vital procedure to guarantee a durable and quality finish to the entire floor surface.

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A reputable floor screeding contractor in Chorley will have all the experience and knowledge to help you achieve a perfectly finished floor in whichever size room you are renovating. They'll assess your project and ascertain the correct kind of screed you require and how best to apply it.

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They will likewise assess if a structural engineer is necessary to make certain any load requirements, point loadings and flex strength are satisfied as laid down in building and construction regulations.

Working with a skilled and highly trained specialist will ensure you use the proper type of screed for the room's allocated usage to extend the lifetime of your floor. Selecting the right screeding materials and the best installation technique is vital if you want to finish up with a durable and quality finish for your floor surface.

Before picking out a screeding contractor from any operating in the Chorley area, ask to what standard of finish they're basing their estimate, and also ensure you get multiple estimates. The estimate could be based on what's called the Surface Regularity, or SR figure. SR2 and SR3 could be less expensive options, but the floor screeding finish might have deviations and errors, whilst SR1 guarantees a perfect finish. An SR2 or SR3 standard may mean there will be flat spots or ridges that might cause problems when laying your final floor surface.

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The regulations laid down in the British Standards BS8204 must be followed by all Chorley floor screeding contractors and they must also hold accreditation with the manufacturers of any specialist screeding materials (Gypsol, Flowcrete, Cemfloor etc.) to verify their competence and safe working practices. This accreditation scheme highlights a firm's high quality performance and training in the application of a manufacturer's products.

Chorley commercial screeders could be involved in screeding floors in hospitals, schools, warehouses, shops, boutiques and factories.


Standard Screeds - This is ideal for normal domestic use and is a blend of sand and cement. The standard screed is a mix of 5 parts sand to 1 of cement. The standard screed dries at a rate of one millimetre thickness each day.

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Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - As the name suggest, this screed dries rapidly and allows you to use the floor area much sooner. These are usually a fibre reinforced screed that dries out at a rate of between 3-7mm per day and are employed in time critical flooring projects.

Polymer Screeds - An extremely high strength solution where a reduced screed thickness is necessary. Due to their different chemical compositions, these polymer screeds have varying drying times which can be verified by reading manufacturer's guidelines.

Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A cement and latex material which can produce the highest standard SR1 finish. It is mostly used to produce a smooth, level floor over a poor quality or damaged substrate and enables all types of flooring materials to be used. These can be as little as 1mm in depth, and due to the latex polymers, will still provide high strength.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - The expert's choice for domestic use on top of under floor heating. The fibres in the screed improve overall strength and durability whilst also safeguarding against thermal cracking and shrinkage. It has a drying rate of one millimetre per day.

Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Made for maximum strength and durability in places where traffic is high or specific loading of the floor base is needed.


Screeding companies will need to prepare all areas before proceeding with any other work so as to ensure a high quality and hard wearing screed flooring. The original floor surface should be cleaned to remove any grease, debris, oil and paint which might adversely affect the bond of the screeding.

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If cleaning products were used it's crucial to remove any traces of soap or detergent, and allow the floor surface to dry naturally. If screeding over a stone or cement floor then all cracks should be mended to stop them from "travelling" up through the screed layer and producing deviations on the finished surface. A trustworthy Chorley screeding contractor will take note of these problems during a on-site survey and ensure that all preparations are completed before applying the next stages of the floor screeding process.

Before the screeding can be poured a DPM (damp proof membrane) must be installed to protect the final flooring and screed from dampness. The damp proof membrane is made from thick polythene and different layers could be used to serve as a moisture barrier for the screeding.

If the area where you live is susceptible to radon then a further barrier is necessary to prevent the gas from entering via the ground. This can be just a simple airtight membrane, or in more serious instances a ventilation and extraction system will be installed beneath the floor screed to extract any influx of air and gas from ground level.

The final stage of the surface preparation process is the spraying or painting of a sealer or primer. Sealers and primers help the bonding process and are specialist applications according to the kind of screed that's being applied. Owing to their specialist nature, only experienced screeders in Chorley should be entrusted with using them correctly, safely and using equipment that's made for the task.

This is the time that underfloor heating can be installed and laid out in the correct manner. Insulation panels can be laid out and the cabling and heating pipes will be securely fastened so that there is no movement whilst the screed is being applied. Warmth is spread evenly across a floor area in a properly installed underfloor heating system, and in conjunction with it being an effective choice of heating, it is an excellent choice for the majority of Chorley home restoration projects.

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If you aren't putting in underfloor heating the screed will now be mixed and prepared in situ and laid. Your proposed use of the room will assist your screeding company on which sort of screed is perfect for your needs. After the pouring of the screed there is at least 24 hours (for advanced and quick drying screeds) before you're able to walk upon the surface, and a 72 hrs minimum setting period for any floor material installation. If you're aiming to end up with a properly finished and hard-wearing floor surface you should stick to the manufacturer's guidelines with regards to heavy duty and standard screeds where this time period will be increased.

The SR standard of your screed can be confirmed once it has solidified sufficiently to be walked on. Using a 2 metre straight-edge the floor surface is checked for any ridges, deviations and dips in the screed surface.

  • SR1 - Over the whole area, if there are no deviations greater than 3mm from the straight-edge, then you have a top quality SR1 specification surface.
  • SR2 - If the floor surface deviates from the straight edge by five millimetres or less it is SR2 quality and is the normal standard for commercial and industrial projects.
  • SR3 - SR3 is basic utility standard where a perfect quality finish is not required. This classification can have a maximum permissible deviation of 10 millimetres.

If your screeding has been laid with particular load bearing requirements in mind then a qualified structural engineer is going to be required to carry out the assessment. This assessment will establish the strength of the screeding and its viability for the proposed use. A drop hammer test will be performed on different areas of the screed layer and the results recorded. The specialist measurement and testing tools mean that this can only be undertaken by a competent structural engineer applying the guidelines of BS8204. (Tags: Floor Screeding Chorley, Floor Screed Chorley, Screeding Chorley, Floor Screeding Services Chorley).

Screeding is available in Chorley and also in: Birkacre, Charnock Richard, Brinscall, Heath Charnock, Cowling, Heapey, Thorpe Green, Brindle, Whittle-le-Woods, Fishwick, Limbrick, Wheelton, Ribbleton, and in these postcodes PR6 0QQ, PR6 0NR, PR6 0NB, PR6 0BP, PR6 0HW, PR6 0DY, PR6 0PD, PR6 0BA, PR6 0JX, and PR6 0RG. Local Chorley floor screeders will most likely have the postcode PR7 and the telephone code 01257. Checking this should guarantee that you access local floor screeding. Chorley homeowners are able to benefit from these and countless other similar services. If you would like to get a quotation for screeding services, you can do this by simply clicking on the "Quote" banner.

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When a certain amount of flexibility is required in a floor's surface you might find that using a latex screed will be advantageous. Latex floor screeds come in 2 parts - a bottle and a bag - with the bottle containing latex liquid and the bag containing a cement based powder. The liquid latex part replaces the water which is used in normal screeds, making it quicker drying and more flexible.

Used for levelling-out subfloors, this latex product provides a suitable surface for the installation of your chosen floor finish. This is appropriate for use on subfloors of sand/cement, asphalt, stone tiles, concrete and wood, to provide a resilient and smooth surface that is perfect for the application of adhesives. Even when there happens to be a bit of movement on your sub-floor, this type of screeding will provide a flexible, crack-free finish.

When a screed is being laid on the top of a layer of either thermal or acoustic insulation (i.e. a "floating" screed), latex flooring screeds aren't appropriate, because in this case (usually when screeding over underfloor heating), you'll likely require a thickness of 50-75mm.

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Also find: Heath Charnock floor screeding, Brindle floor screeding, Limbrick floor screeding, Thorpe Green floor screeding, Brinscall floor screeding, Birkacre floor screeding, Cowling floor screeding, Heapey floor screeding, Charnock Richard floor screeding, Fishwick floor screeding, Whittle-le-Woods floor screeding, Ribbleton floor screeding, Wheelton floor screeding and more. There are companies who specialise in screeding near to almost all of these places. The skills and expertise required to provide top-quality flooring services are possessed by these seasoned professionals. Their proficiency in screeding for commercial and residential properties ensures that the task adheres to the highest standards. By clicking here, screeding quotes are available to local residents. Does your home or business have floors that need screeding? Don't delay - get a quote today!

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(This screeding Chorley article was compiled on 04-04-2024)

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