Floor Screeding Exmouth

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Floor Screeding Exmouth Devon (EX8): If you have a damaged or uneven floor, are hoping to install under floor heating or are restoring a property or basement in your Exmouth property, it is time to think about contacting a professional floor screeder. Allowing you to lay a suitable flooring material, (tiles, carpets, boards etc) on top of it, floor screeding provides a smooth finish to a basic sub-base. The screeding is an important process to ensure a high quality and durable finish to the whole floor surface.

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Whatever shape or size of room you're remodeling, a decent floor screeding company in Exmouth will be able to provide you with the expertise and proper working methods to establish the perfect base for your floor. To establish the right kind of screed you need, and the best way to install it, they will do a diligent evaluation of your project.

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It may be necessary, according to the proposed use of the area in question, 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 high quality outcome and help to prolong the lifetime of your floors. A correct mix of screed and the way it is laid is also important to ensure the ultimate intergrity of your floor.

There are several screeding companies in the Exmouth area so see if you can get multiple quotes for your project before selecting a company and know to what standard of finish is it for. For domestic homes a quotation will generally be given for a Surface Regularity (SR) standard of SR1 or SR2. SR2 and SR3 might be less expensive options, but the finished floor surface may have deviations and errors, whilst SR1 guarantees a pretty much perfect quality of finish. An SR2 or SR3 standard might mean there are flat spots or ridges that may cause issues when putting down your final flooring surface (wood, carpet, tile etc).

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Every Exmouth screeding company must comply with British Standards (BS8204) and ought to have some form of accreditation from the manufacturers of specialised screeding equipment and materials, for instance Flowcrete, Cemfloor, Gypsol. A contractor holding accreditations demonstrates that they've been trained and assessed in using these screeding products and can deliver a high quality standard in all aspects of their installation.

Exmouth commercial screeders could be involved in floor screeding in schools, warehouses, hospitals, factories, shopping centres and hotels.

TYPES OF SCREED

Standard Screeds - Widely used in domestic flooring projects where the blend of sand and cement is perfectly acceptable for regular floor traffic usage. 5 parts sand to 1 part cement is the usual mix for standard screed. This 5:1 ratio standard screed will set hard at a rate of just 1mm per day after laying.

Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - As the name would suggest, this screed dries quickly and allows you to use the floor area much sooner. Drying at a rate of 3-7mm/day, determined by the mixture, they are usually a fibre reinforced type of screed and are perfect for flooring projects that have tight deadlines.

Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - When a high standard of finish is necessary this blend of cement and latex is used to create SR1 quality screed flooring. Mostly used to finish off a poor substrate level or damaged floor to enable the laying of a brand new flooring surface, like tiles on the top of it. Even with a depth of just 1mm, the latex polymers within the screed provide a high strength surface for a wide variety of uses.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - The favourite choice of professional installers for use with under floor heating systems. The improved flex and strength offered by the special fibres in this screed mix help protect the flooring from thermal shrinkage and cracking. It sets at the same rate as a standard screed of 1mm per day.

Polymer Screeds - When a lower thickness of floor is necessary because of construction requirements, a polymer screed offers a high strength solution to this problem. The drying times vary according to product guidelines.

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

SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION

To enable the screeding to be of a high quality finish which is hard wearing and durable, time should be devoted to preparing the area before any screed is poured. Any paint, oil, debris and grease on the original floor level can adversely affect the adhesion of the screed, and must be eradicated.

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Any cleansing products used in this stage should leave no residues, and the floor base must be permitted to dry by itself naturally. It is necessary to mend any crevices or cracks in the base to stop them being reflected and "travelling" upwards into your newly screeded floor. During an on-site survey the screeding specialist will be able to see what preparation work is necessary before any actual screeding starts.

A DPM (damp proof membrane) will be put down after the preparation work has been finished to stop ground dampness getting into the flooring materials and screeding. Different gauges of special polythene could be used as a damp proof membrane and also serve as a buffer for the screed and any insulation panels.

If your property is located in an area where radon gas is found an additional barrier layer is essential to stop radon gas from seeping through. An air-tight membrane may be suitable in areas with relatively low radon emissions, however in more serious cases there might have to be a more sophisticated ventilation and extraction system to remove any ground penetrating radon gas.

The final step of surface preparation is the painting or spraying of a primer or sealer. These primers and sealers will ensure the screed bonds successfully to the base and help to create a high quality finished floor. Devices such as airless sprays will usually be used to apply a sealant or primer, which should be done by professional screeding contractors in Exmouth sticking to the manufacturer's guidelines and safety advice.

Before any screed can be poured, any under floor heating will now set out and installed. Insulation panels will be arranged and the heating pipes and cables will be firmly attached so that there is no movement while the screed is being poured. Underfloor heating is one of the most effective ways to heat a room and a professionally installed system will produce even warmth across the floor area.

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Of course, if you aren't installing under floor heating, you can just bypass this stage and apply the floor screed. Your screeding specialist will give you advice on which type of screed is appropriate for your requirements, according to your intended use of the room area. Be aware that even quick drying screeds have a minimum of twenty four hours before you can walk over any laid surface and a minimum three days before any flooring can be fitted. Such time periods will be increased for heavy duty and standard screeds and the manufacture's product guidelines must be followed to the letter to produce the best finish and durability of the floor.

Once the screeding has hardened it can be checked for quality to verify the SR level. The standard SR test uses a 2 mtr long straight-edge to check for any fluctuations in the screed surface.

  • SR1 - Deviations of three millimetres or less as measured across the whole area shows your screed floor to be of the finest quality and is specified as SR1.
  • SR2 - SR2 is the classification for normal standard floors in industrial and commercial projects and can deviate from the straight-edge by as much as 5 millimetres.
  • SR3 - SR3 is utility standard where a quality finish isn't necessary. This level can have a maximum permissible deviation depth of ten millimetres.

There might also be a requirement for a qualified structural engineer to do a soundness test. This assessment will establish the overall strength of the screed and the suitability for its proposed use. A "drop hammer test" is performed at various areas on the screed and the outcomes documented. Any screed floor that has point load requirements must be approved by a competent structural engineer following the British Standards BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Screeding Exmouth, Floor Screeding Exmouth, Floor Screed Exmouth, Floor Screeding Services Exmouth).


Screeding services are available in Exmouth and also in: Lympstone, Knowle Village, Woodbury, Bystock, Brixington, Courtlands Cross, Hulham, Exton, Woodmanton, Withycombe Raleigh, Littleham, and in these postcodes EX8, EX8 1NJ, EX8 1JH, EX8 1HH, EX8 1QJ, EX8 1BB, EX8 1AY, EX8 1DB, EX8 1DR, and EX8 1FB. Local Exmouth floor screeders will most likely have the postcode EX8 and the phone code 01395. Checking this should make certain that you access local floor screeding. Exmouth property owners will be able to utilise these and countless other related services. Householders who need floor screeding quotations can simply click on the "Quote" banner provided.

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It is best to use a latex self-levelling screeding when a level of flexibility is needed in the surface of a floor. Latex screeds come in 2 parts - a bag and a bottle - with a bottle that contains liquid latex, and a bag that contains a cement powder. The liquid latex solution replaces the water that is used in normal screeds, making it more flexible and quicker drying.

This latex product is used for levelling-out subfloors prior to the installation of the final decorative surface. Producing a durable, smooth surface that is perfect for the application of adhesives, this is is suitable for use on substrate of stone tiles, concrete, sand/cement, asphalt and wood. If there's any movement in the sub-floor this type of screeding will provide a flexible, crack-free finish on which to lay your chosen floor coverings.

When an unbonded screed is being laid on the top of a layer of either thermal or acoustic insulation (i.e. a floating screed), latex screeds aren't a suitable choice, because in this case (generally when screeding over underfloor heating), you'll probably need a screed thickness of 50 to 65 millimetres.

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The quantity of waste that is produced when undertaking property revamps or home refurbishments in Exmouth is one of the key downsides of these types of projects. Your specific floor screeding project might create very little waste, and then again it might produce a lot. It might be the case that waste removal is mentioned in your quotation, because some screeders are quite happy to remove waste as part of the project. Make sure that you check this, as you might be stuck with handling your own waste removal.

Where there's a fair amount of waste, most property owners in Exmouth choose to hire a skip. To match your exact requirements, you can select from a multitude of skip sizes. The capacities of the most widely used skip sizes are skip bags 1-1.5 cubic yards, mini-skips 2-3 cubic yards, midi-skips 4-5 cubic yards, and builders skips 6-8 cubic yards.

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There is a wide range of work that can be conducted by your local Exmouth floor screeder including floor noise reduction in Exmouth, industrial floor screeding, waterproof screeding Exmouth, pumped floor screeds, underfloor heating screeds Exmouth, substrate floor preparation, fast drying screeds, lightweight screeding in Exmouth, screed flooring, final floor finishes Exmouth, floor levelling Exmouth, decorative floor screeding Exmouth, concrete floor toppings in Exmouth, self-levelling screeding in Exmouth, sand and cement floor screed in Exmouth, floor screed testing, granolithic screed, cellar screeding, acoustic flooring, cheap screeding in Exmouth, screeded bathroom floors, floor screed aftercare, unbonded screed, external screeding, garage floor screeding Exmouth, floor restoration, underfloor insulation, conservatory floor screeding, screed surveys & testing, floor screeding advice, thin bed floor screeding Exmouth, bonded concrete floor screeding, smoothing compounds, and more floor screeding tasks. These are just some of the tasks that are performed by those installing floor screeding. Exmouth professionals will be happy to inform you of their full range of floor screeding services.

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Also find: Lympstone floor screeding, Woodbury floor screeding, Courtlands Cross floor screeding, Withycombe Raleigh floor screeding, Brixington floor screeding, Littleham floor screeding, Woodmanton floor screeding, Bystock floor screeding, Knowle Village floor screeding, Exton floor screeding, Hulham floor screeding and more. These and other areas are covered by screeding specialists and related tradespeople. For delivering top-notch flooring services, these seasoned specialists have the knowledge and expertise required. They are well-versed in screeding, making sure that the work is executed to the highest standards, be it for domestic or commercial properties. Local property owners can obtain screeding quotes by clicking here.

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(This screeding Exmouth article was written on 22-05-2024)