Floor Screeding Coleraine

Coleraine Screeding & Floor Levelling Services

Floor Screeding Coleraine Northern Ireland (BT51): A floor screeding professional can help install underfloor heating, level an uneven or damaged floor or help with renovations on your Coleraine home, when necessary. A screed is used to generate a smooth floor on top of a rough concrete sub-base and give a firm foundation for you final flooring material. If you want your floors to last a long time then a floor screed is one of the most important factors in any renovation or building task.

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A reputable screeding contractor in Coleraine will have knowledge and experience to help you achieve a perfectly finished floor in whichever size room you're working on. They will be able to assess your project and ascertain the appropriate sort of screed you require and the best technique for applying it.

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It might be a requirement, contingent on the intended use of the space, for a structural engineering survey to conform with building regulations on load requirements, point loadings and flex strength of the screed floor.

Bringing in a skilled and highly trained contractor will guarantee you use the right form of screed for the room's intended purpose and get the optimum lifespan out of your floor. There are numerous types of screeding and picking the appropriate mix and installation technique is vital to achieve a quality floor that is long-lasting and fit for purpose.

Make sure that you get more than one estimate for your Coleraine floor screeding project and also ask to what standard you're getting each quote. The SR (Surface Regularity) finish is the number to watch out for when getting a quotation from Coleraine screeding contractors. SR1 is the highest quality, and whilst SR2 and SR3 might be less costly at first glance, they don't guarantee a totally even or flat surface. This could mean that you might have to fix any patches that might cause issues when laying your finished flooring material.

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The rules and regulations laid down in the British Standards BS8204 have to be observed by all Coleraine floor screeding contractors and they must also be certified by the manufacturers of specialist screeding materials (Cemfloor, Gypsol, Flowcrete etc.) to verify their competence and safe working practices. The training and assessment of a floor screeding contractor by such manufacturers is highlighted through this accreditation scheme, and guarantees safe working practices and reliability on any project which involves their materials.

Commercial screeders in Coleraine will usually tackle larger floor screeding projects in factories, hospitals, salons, shopping centres, warehouses and schools.


Standard Screeds - A mix of sand and cement which is good for basic residential use. The ratios involved are five parts sand to one part cement. This 5:1 ratio standard screed will dry out at a rate of just one millimetre per day after application.

Polymer Screeds - When a decreased thickness of floor is necessary due to building factors, a polymer screed offers an extremely high strength resolution to this problem. Manufacturer's guidelines for curing times differ across the various product ranges.

Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A cement and latex formula which can achieve the highest standard of finish to SR1 levels. It is largely used to provide a clean, smooth floor over the top of a damaged or poor quality substrate and enables all types of flooring materials to be used. These can be as little as one millimetre thick, and due to the latex polymers, will still provide a high strength finish.

Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If you need to use the floor as soon as possible a fast drying screed may be used. These are typically a fibre reinforced kind of screed which can dry at a rate of between 3-7mm/day per day and are used in time-sensitive flooring projects.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - Used mostly with under floor heating and is the favoured choice in such projects. The improved flex and strength offered by the fibres in this screed mix help protect the resulting floor from thermal shrinkage and cracking. It sets at an identical rate to a standard screed of 1mm per day.

Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Developed for maximum durability and strength in places where traffic is high or heavy loading on the floor is needed.

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To enable the screeding to be of a high quality finish that is durable and hard wearing, time must be spent on preparing the area prior to any screed being laid. It's important that any contaminants such as loose debris, grease, paint or oil is removed from the floor surface before laying any screed, because these can affect the bonding process that a quality screed needs.

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If any products were used in this process it is vital to make certain that no residues of soaps or other cleaning products are left on the surface and it is allowed to dry out naturally. It's essential to mend any crevices or cracks in the surface to avoid them being reflected and "travelling" upwards into the newly screeded floor. An on-site survey will allow the screeding installer to take note of these preparation areas and complete them before beginning to pour the screeding.

Before the screeding can be poured a DPM (damp proof membrane) must be installed to shield the final flooring and screed from moisture. The damp proof membrane is made from thick polythene and various layers might be used to serve as a moisture barrier and air insulating layer for the screeding.

A further airtight barrier could be needed if your building is in an area that is known to be prone to radon gas. This can be just a simple air-tight membrane, or in severe cases a ventilation system will need to be installed beneath the floor screed to draw out any influx of air and gas from ground level.

The final stage of surface preparation is the spraying or painting of a primer or sealer. A primer assists in the screed to successfully bond to the base surface and different types exist depending on which kind of screed is being used. Devices such as airless sprays will usually be used to apply a sealant or primer, which should be done by certified screeding contractors in Coleraine observing the manufacturer's guidelines and safety advice.

If you're installing under floor heating, this is the time that it will need to be laid out and installed. Insulation panels can be put in position and the cabling and heating pipes will be securely mounted to prevent any movement while the screed is being poured. When skillfully installed an under floor heating system is an effective way to warm a room and decent quality screeding retains its heat, creating an even heat right across the floor surface.

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Of course, if you are not fitting underfloor heating, you simply skip this stage and get on with applying the screeding. Your screeding company will give you advice and guidance on which type of screed is best for your requirements, according to your intended use of the room. Don't forget that even quick drying screeds have a minimum of 24 hours before you're able to walk on any screeded surfaces and a minimum 72 hours before any flooring can be applied. If you're laying standard or heavy duty screeds the curing time is longer and the manufacturer's guidelines must be followed so as to get the best possible finish for your floor.

As soon as the screeding has solidified it can be checked for quality to confirm the SR level. The test involves the use of a 2 metre straight edge laid on the floor surface and any deviations from true are measured.

  • SR1 - Deviations of 3mm or less being measured over the entire floor area shows your screed to be of the highest quality and is classified as SR1.
  • SR2 - The standard flooring in industrial and commercial builds is normally SR2 and has a maximum possible deviation of 5 millimetres across the entire screeded surface.
  • SR3 - If the deviation around the whole space is 10 millimetres or less the screeding quality is specified as SR3 and is the standard required for garage and utility areas.

If you need to check the screed floor for load bearing, a qualified structural engineer is required to conduct the tests. This test will establish the overall strength of the screed and the suitability for its proposed use. A "drop hammer test" will be conducted on different areas of the screed and the results recorded. The precise measurement and testing tools involved mean this can only be conducted by a qualified structural engineer observing the BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screeding Services Coleraine, Floor Screed Coleraine, Screeding Coleraine, Floor Screeding Coleraine).

Screeding services are available in Coleraine and also in: Ballykelly, Aghadowey, Dunseverick, Bushmills, Stranocum, Ballbogey, Armoy, Dervock, Ballycastle, Castlerock, Articlave, Macosquin, and in these postcodes BT51 3DD, BT51 3LL, BT51 3AU, BT51 3HE, BT51 3HT, BT51 3LF, BT51 3JT, BT51 3LW, BT51 3AP, and BT51 3JS. Locally based Coleraine floor screeders will probably have the telephone code 028 and the postcode BT51. Checking this can confirm you are accessing locally based screeding. Coleraine property owners are able to utilise these and countless other similar services. By simply clicking on the "Quote" banner you can get floor screeding quotations from local providers.

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When a floor's surface needs a certain amount of flexibility, it may be wise to use a latex screeding. Latex screeds normally comprise 2 parts - a cementitious powder and a latex liquid additive. Where water is normally used in a screed mix, this is replaced with the liquid latex, meaning it is quicker drying and more flexible than other standard screeds.

Used in the levelling-out of subfloors, this latex compound creates a suitable surface for the laying of your chosen floor finishes. Giving a smooth, resilient surface which is ideal for the application of adhesives, this screeding is is appropriate for use on subfloors of asphalt, quarry tiles, wood, concrete and sand/cement. This type of latex screeding will provide a flexible, crack-free finish, even if there is movement in your subfloor.

When installing a "floating" screed, for instance when an unbonded screed is being laid over the top of a layer of thermal or acoustic insulation, screed depths of 50mm-75mm may be necessary, and latex screeds are not suitable for this purpose. (Tags: Latex Floor Screed Coleraine, Latex Screeding Coleraine, Latex Screed Coleraine, Latex Screeds Coleraine).

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Also find: Ballykelly floor screeding, Articlave floor screeding, Bushmills floor screeding, Dervock floor screeding, Dunseverick floor screeding, Ballbogey floor screeding, Ballycastle floor screeding, Macosquin floor screeding, Aghadowey floor screeding, Stranocum floor screeding, Armoy floor screeding, Castlerock floor screeding and more. These and other settlements and towns are catered for by screeding specialists and related tradesmen and women. Well-equipped with the essential know-how and expertise, these experienced specialists excel in delivering top-quality flooring solutions. Their proficiency in screeding for commercial and residential properties ensures that the task complies with the highest standards. Local home and business owners can get screeding price quotes by clicking here.

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