Floor Screeding Earl Shilton

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Floor Screeding Earl Shilton Leicestershire (LE9): When you are renovating your Earl Shilton property that has uneven or damaged floors, or perhaps converting a basement or cellar to useful living space, a competent floor screeding specialist can offer you a firm starting point. Before you can lay a final floor covering, whether it's wood, carpet or tile, the surface of the floor should be as flat as is possible; this is why floor screeding is often needed. Floor screeding provides a durable, quality surface for almost any room.

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It matters not how large or small the room is that you require to be levelled, a certified screeding contractor in Earl Shilton will have the appropriate know-how, equipment and expertise to give you a superb level of service. After assessing your project they'll give you advice on the optimal choice of screeding and which strategy for applying it is most appropriate for your situation.

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

The skills and training that a qualified screeding contractor brings to your project will guarantee a successful outcome and help to extend the lifetime of your flooring. There are numerous types of floor screeding and picking the appropriate mix and installation method is critical if you are to achieve a quality floor that's fit for purpose and hard-wearing.

There are several screeding contractors in and around Earl Shilton so make sure you get multiple quotes for your project before picking a company and know to what standard of finish is it for. For domestic properties a quotation will generally be given for an SR (Surface Regularity) calculation of SR1 or SR2. SR2 and SR3 may be cheaper options, although the finished floor surface could have deviations and errors, whilst SR1 guarantees a pretty much perfect finish. Any imperfections in the final screeding can cause issues with laying flooring because of indentations, flat spots, ridges in the surface.

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British Standards BS8204 sets down the regulations and guidelines that all Earl Shilton screeding installers must follow, and if working with specialist screeding solutions, (Flowcrete, Cemfloor, Gypsol etc), they should be accredited by the manufacturers as being skilled and trained in their use. The training and assessment of a floor screeding company by such manufacturers is underlined by the use of this accreditation scheme, and offers assurances of reliability and safe working practices on any screeding project which involves their materials.

Commercial screeders in Earl Shilton will generally undertake floor screeding projects in schools, salons, factories, hospitals, shops and warehouses.


Standard Screeds - This is good for regular residential use and is a blend of cement and sand. The standard screed is a mixture of five parts sand to one of cement. The standard flooring screed dries at a rate of one millimetre thickness per day.

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Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If you have to use the floor at the earliest opportunity a fast drying screed might be a good choice. These are normally a fibre reinforced kind of screed that dries out at a rate of between 3-7mm per day and are employed in time dependent projects.

Polymer Screeds - These provide an extremely high level of strength with a minimal thickness. Polymer screeds are available from many screed manufacturers and due to their diverse chemical compositions have specific drying times for each individual product.

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

Liquid or Self-Levelling 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 smooth surface over a rough substrate or damaged floor to enable all forms of flooring materials to be laid. They can be as little as one millimetre thick, and thanks to the latex polymers, will still provide a high strength finish.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - The favoured choice by professional installers for use with under floor heating systems. The special fibres in the screed enhance it's strength and durability whilst also protecting against thermal shrinkage and cracking. It sets at an identical rate to a standard screed of 1mm per day.


Preparation is crucial for a high quality screed surface that will be hard wearing and durable. Any debris, grease, oil and paint on the original floor surface can adversely affect the bonding of the screed, and should be eliminated.

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If any products are used in this process it is crucial to make certain that no residues of detergents, soaps or other cleaning products are left on the floor surface and it's permitted to dry out naturally. If screeding over a stone or cement floor all cracks should be repaired to prevent them from "travelling" through your screed layer and causing deviations on the finished surface. A site survey will enable the screeding company to identify this preparation work and finish it before starting to apply the screed layer.

Before any screeding can be laid a damp proof membrane (DPM) must be installed to protect the screed and final flooring from dampness. There may be two or three layers of varying thickness polythene to act as a barrier between the insulation layer and screed.

If your house is located in a place where radon is found an additional barrier layer is required to prevent radon gas from entering. This could be as simple as an air-tight membrane, or in more serious cases an extraction and ventilation system will need to be installed beneath the screeding to extract any influx of radon gas from the ground.

As soon as the base has been prepared and any membranes installed, a sealer or primer is then applied. These sealers and primers will make sure the screed bonds properly to the floor base and help to accomplish a quality finished floor. Custom-made equipment such as airless sprays will usually be used to apply a sealant or primer, by professional screeding contractors in Earl Shilton observing the manufacturer's guidelines and safety advice.

Underfloor heating can now be installed and tested before screeding is poured. The underfloor heating system will be carefully positioned and mounted firmly on insulation panels to stop any movement in the course of the screed installation process. When properly installed an under floor heating system is an excellent way to warm a room and good quality screeding will retain its heat, generating an even heat right across the floor.

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If you aren't fitting under floor heating the screed can now be mixed and prepared in situ and poured. Your intended use of the room will help the screeding contractor on which sort of screed is perfect for your needs. After the pouring of the screed there is at least 24 hours (for quick drying and advanced screeds) before you are able to walk on the surface, and a 72 hrs minimum setting time for the laying of any floor coverings. Such time periods will be increased for heavy duty and standard screeds and the manufacture's guidelines should be followed to achieve the optimal finish and longevity of the floor.

You can test the SR level of the finished screeding once it's solidified enough to walk on. The test involves the use of a 2 mtr long straight-edge laid on the surface and any variations from true are calculated.

  • SR1 - Over the entire screed area, if there aren't any deviations greater than 3 millimetres from the straight-edge, you've got a top quality SR1 level surface.
  • SR2 - SR2 is for standard industrial and commercial floors and can deviate from the straight-edge by up to 5 millimetres.
  • SR3 - If the deviation around the room is 10 millimetres or less the quality of the screeding is classified as SR3 and is the standard required for utility and garage areas.

It might also be necessary for a qualified structural engineer to carry out a soundness test. The testing will make certain that your new screeded surface is viable for the load point requirements specified in the site survey. An assessment called the "drop hammer test" is performed on various areas of the screed and the outcomes recorded. Only qualified structural engineers applying the British Standards BS8204 regulations are allowed to conduct such testing and sign off on the structural integrity of a screed floor. (Tags: Floor Screeding Earl Shilton, Floor Screed Earl Shilton, Floor Screeding Services Earl Shilton, Screeding Earl Shilton).

Floor screeding services are available in Earl Shilton and also in: Croft, Hinckley, Enderby, Stapleton, Desford, Stoney Stanton, Barwell, Huncote, Newbold Verdon, Blaby, Stoke Golding, Elmesthorpe, Peckleton, Littlethorpe, Kirkby Mallory, Thurlaston, and in these postcodes LE9 7AW, LE9 7LS, LE9 7HY, LE9 7HR, LE9 7JA, LE9 7BS, LE9 7EG, LE9 7HN, LE9 7AU, LE9 7DW. Locally based Earl Shilton floor screeders will probably have the postcode LE9 and the telephone dialling code 01455. Checking this out will make certain that you access local floor screeding. Earl Shilton householders are able to utilise these and numerous other similar services.

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It is advantageous to use a latex self-levelling screed when a bit of flexibility is needed in the surface of a floor. Latex floor screeds come in 2 parts - a bag and a bottle - with a bottle that contains liquid latex, and a bag that contains a cement based smoothing compound. The liquid latex solution replaces the water that's used in standard screeds, making it quicker drying and more flexible.

This latex screed compound is used to level a sub-floor before the final decorative surface is laid. Producing a resilient and smooth surface that's perfect for the application of flooring adhesives, this is is suitable for use on subfloors of quarry tiles, concrete, asphalt, wood and sand/cement. This type of screeding will give you a flexible, crack-free finish, even if there's movement in your sub-floor.

Latex floor screeds aren't suitable where "floating" screeds are required, for instance when a screed is being laid over a layer of either thermal or acoustic insulation, such as could be the case when you're screeding on top of underfloor heating, and depths of 50-65mm may be needed.

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The latest Leicestershire floor screeding requirements: Kara Mccormick recently requested a quotation for screeding over an old concrete floor in Rothley. Jonathan Torres recently enquired about the possibility of screeding a utility room floor in Thurlaston. Mr and Mrs O dell recently enquired about screeding the whole ground floor of a property in Billesdon, Leicestershire. Francis and Eryn Aitchison recently requested a price quote for screeding the floor of an extension in Thurlaston. Freddie Mac was trying to find floor screeders near Blaby. Bethan Knight recently enquired about the possibility of screeding the floor of a basement in Old Dalby. Elissa Bartlett from Sapcote, Leicestershire was looking for a local floor screeding company to lay a flow screed in 3 rooms of her property. Dennis Walton from Castle Donington was looking for a floor screed company to lay a flow screed in three rooms of his property. All these property owners searched for "floor screeding Leicestershire" and noticed this page on Google, Bing or Yahoo.

Tools Required by a Floor Screeder

  • Buckets
  • Shovel
  • Floor Profile
  • Tape Measure
  • Trowel
  • Dappling Bar
  • Knee Protectors
  • Gloves
  • Spirit Level
  • Float
  • Straight Edge

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In the Leicestershire area you'll also find: Market Bosworth floor screeding, Mountsorrel floor levelling services, Croft floor screeding, Gilmorton screeding, Ravenstone floor levelling services, Broughton Astley floor screeders, Blaby screeding specialists, Kegworth screeding, Sileby floor screeding, Thurnby floor screeding, Kirby Muxloe screeding, Coleorton floor levelling services, Billesdon floor screeders, Peckleton floor screeders, East Goscote floor screeders, Shepshed screeding specialists, Thurnby floor levelling services, Ellistown floor levelling services, Kirby Muxloe floor screeding, Lubenham floor screeders, Braunstone floor screeders, Stoney Stanton floor screeders, Thurlaston screeding companies, Sheepy Magna screeding, Whetstone floor screeding, Syston screeding, Market Bosworth floor screeding, Worthington floor levelling services, Fleckney screeding, Waltham floor levelling services. All over the Leicestershire region you should be able to find screeding specialists who will offer high quality services for all your screeding requirements. If you're unable to identify a satisfactory screeding specialist in Earl Shilton itself you should not have any problem finding a decent one close by.

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Also find: Peckleton screeding, Thurlaston screeding, Blaby screeding, Stoke Golding screeding, Desford screeding, Newbold Verdon screeding, Huncote screeding, Barwell screeding, Stapleton screeding, Croft screeding, Littlethorpe screeding, Enderby screeding, Kirkby Mallory screeding, Stoney Stanton screeding, Elmesthorpe screeding, Hinckley screeding services and more. All these locations are served by companies who do screeding. Earl Shilton home and business owners can get floor screeding quotes by clicking here.

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Screeding Around Earl Shilton: In the previous 12 months screeded floors were installed in these Earl Shilton streets: Land Society Lane, Melton Street, Ullswater Close, Coniston Close, The Hollow, Nock Verges, Norman Dagley Close, Norton Road, Ash Road, Rossendale Road, Parry Close, Masefield Drive, Columbus Lane, Carr's Drive, Cedar Road, The Leecrofts, Sandringham Avenue, Beechrome Drive, Gartree Crescent, Mona Street, Oxford Street, Watery Gate Lane, Laburnum Drive, Green Lane, Doctors Fields, Borrowdale Close, Lady Byrons Court, Lyndene Close, Heath Lane South, and in these Leicestershire postcodes: LE9 7AW, LE9 7LS, LE9 7HY, LE9 7HR, LE9 7JA, LE9 7BS, LE9 7EG, LE9 7HN, LE9 7AU, LE9 7DW. These places recently saw activity by specialists in screeding. Earl Shilton home and business owners benefited from reliable and professional floor screeding services on each occasion.

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(This screeding Earl Shilton article was written on 08-09-2022)