Floor Screeding Forres

Forres Screeding & Floor Levelling Services

Floor Screeding Forres Scotland (IV36): If you have a damaged or uneven floor, are restoring a property or basement or are looking to install underfloor heating in your Forres property, it is time to consider hiring a floor screeding professional. Before you're able to lay a suitable floor covering, be it carpet, tile or wood, the floor surface needs to be as flat as possible; this is why floor screeding is needed. If you want your floors to last a long time then floor screeding is one of the most important factors in any building or renovation task.

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It doesn't matter how large or small the area you need levelling, a trustworthy floor screeding company in Forres will have the necessary skills, knowledge and equipment to give you an excellent level of service. After analyzing your project they will advise you on the optimal choice of screed and which method of applying it is most suited to your situation.

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It may be a requirement, depending on the intended use of the area in question, for a survey by a structural engineer to conform to building regulations on load bearing, flex strength and point loadings of the screed floor.

The skills and training that a qualified screeding contractor brings to your project should guarantee a successful outcome and help in prolonging the lifetime of your floors. There are many kinds of screed and selecting the appropriate mix and installation process is crucial if you are to achieve a top quality floor that is both hard-wearing and fit for purpose.

Before deciding upon a floor screeding specialist from those operating in the Forres area, ask to what standard of finish they're basing their price quote, and also make sure that you get multiple estimates. For residential homes a quote will normally be given for an SR (Surface Regularity) level of SR1 or SR2. SR2 and SR3 could be less expensive options, however the floor screeding finish might have deviations and errors, whilst SR1 guarantees a perfect quality of finish. An SR2 or SR3 standard could mean there are ridges or flat spots that could cause issues when laying your final flooring surface (wood, tile, carpet etc).

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The regulations laid down in the British Standards BS8204 have to be followed by any Forres floor screeding contractor and they should also be approved by the manufacturers of any specialist screeding materials (Flowcrete, Gypsol, Cemfloor etc.) to substantiate their competence and safe working practices. A contractor holding accreditation indicates they've been trained and assessed in the use of these products and can deliver a top notch service in all aspects of their installation.

Forres commercial screeders might be involved in the screeding of floors in schools, warehouses, shops, boutiques, factories and hospitals.


Standard Screeds - A blend of sand and cement which is ideal for basic residential usage. The standard screed is a mixture of five parts sand to one of cement. The standard screed will dry at a rate of 1mm thickness each day.

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Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If there's a need to use the area as soon as possible a fast drying screed can be utilised. They are typically a fibre reinforced screed that dries out at a rate of between 3-7mm/day per day and are employed in time-sensitive projects.

Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A cement and latex solution which can achieve the highest standard SR1 finish. This self-levelling compound provides a smooth and level surface over a damaged floor or rough substrate to allow all kinds of flooring materials to be laid. This liquid screed can be poured to a depth of just one millimetre, but still provides a strong surface to take a wide range of flooring finishes.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - The professional's choice for domestic use over the top of under floor heating. The greater flexibility and strength provided by the special fibres in this screed mix help protect the floor from thermal cracking and shrinkage. At approximately 1mm per day, it has the same drying rate to standard floor screed.

Polymer Screeds - When a decreased thickness of floor is needed on account of construction factors, a polymer screed provides an extremely high strength resolution to the problem. Polymer screeds are available from a number of screed manufacturers and because of their varying chemical compositions have distinct curing times for each product.

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


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

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If cleaning products have been used it is essential to remove any residues of detergent or soap, and allow the floor surface to dry naturally. At this stage cracks need to be repaired since these can easily travel up through your newly laid screed and be reflected in the completed surface. An experienced Forres screeding company will take note of these issues during a site survey and make certain all preparations are finished before applying the next stages of the screeding process.

A damp proof membrane (DPM) will be put down once the preparation work has been finished to stop ground dampness getting into the screed and floor materials. There may be 2 or 3 layers of varying thicknesses of polythene to act as barriers between the screed and the insulation layer.

If your house is located in a place where radon is present a supplementary barrier layer is required to stop radon gas from entering. This could be just a simple airtight membrane, or in more serious instances a ventilation and extraction system will be installed under the floor screed to extract any inflow of air and gas from the ground.

As soon as the floor base has been prepared and all membranes installed, a sealant or primer is then put on. These sealers and primers will make certain that the screed bonds successfully to the floor base and help to achieve a quality finished floor. Custom-made equipment such as airless sprays can be used to apply a primer or sealant, which should be done by qualified screeding contractors in Forres observing the manufacturer's guidelines.

Before the screeding can be poured, any underfloor heating (if required) will now set out and installed. The underfloor heating system will be carefully positioned and attached firmly to insulation panels to prevent any movement during screed pouring. Warmth is evenly spread across a floor area in a professionally fitted underfloor heating system, and in conjunction with it being an effective choice of heating, it's an ideal choice for the majority of Forres home restoration projects.

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The screed can now be mixed and prepared in situ and poured onto the base. Your proposed use of the room will assist your screeding company on which sort of screed is ideal for your requirements. For quick drying and advanced screeds there'll be at least twenty four hours delay before it is able to be walked on, and a further 72 hours minimum before you can lay any flooring materials. Manufacturer's drying guidelines for standard and heavy duty screeds should be observed in order to achieve a quality finish and end up with a stable and even surface.

Once the screeding has solidified it can be checked for quality to establish the SR level. The test involves the use of a 2 metre long straight-edge laid down upon the floor surface and any fluctuations from true are measured.

  • SR1 - SR1 is the highest specification and allows only three millimetres of deviation from the straight-edge.
  • SR2 - If the screeded floor deviates from the straight edge by 5mm or less it is considered SR2 quality and is the standard for industrial and commercial floors.
  • SR3 - SR3 is basic utility standard where a perfect quality finish isn't necessary. This level can have a maximum permissible deviation depth of ten millimetres.

There may also be a requirement for a qualified structural engineer to do a soundness test. Using specialised equipment the structural engineer will evaluate the screed strength and suitability of use in a load bearing environment. A "drop hammer test" is performed at several areas on the screed layer and the results recorded. The specialist measurement and testing tools needed mean this can only be carried out by a trained structural engineer obeying the guidelines of BS8204. (Tags: Screeding Forres, Floor Screed Forres, Floor Screeding Services Forres, Floor Screeding Forres).

Floor screeding services are available in Forres and also in: Brodie, Elgin, Springfield, Aberlour, Auldearn, Rothes, Newton of Dalvey, Kinloss, Alves, Burghead, Mains of Sluie, Dyke, Findhorn, Nairn, and in these postcodes IV36 1AH, IV36 1GA, IV36 1NH, IV36 1HT, IV36 1EH, IV36 1AP, IV36 1FF, IV36 1LE, IV36 1NJ, IV36 1NX. Local Forres floor screeders will probably have the phone code Dialling code 01309 and the postcode IV36. Verifying this can confirm you are accessing local floor screeding. Forres property owners will be able to benefit from these and various other comparable services.

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When the characteristics of your floor's surface means that a bit of flexibility is needed, it will be an advantage to apply a latex self-levelling screed, as opposed to one with a more rigid finish. A latex floor screed comes in 2 parts, a bag and a bottle, with the bag containing a cement based powder, and a bottle that contains a liquid latex additive. The latex liquid part replaces the water which is used in normal screeds, making it quicker drying and more flexible.

This latex product is used for levelling-out subfloors prior to the installation of your chosen decorative surface. This screeding is suitable for use on subfloors of sand/cement, quarry tiles, asphalt, concrete and wood, to give a durable, smooth surface that is perfect for the application of flooring adhesives. Even where there is movement in your subfloor, this latex screeding will produce a crack-free, flexible finish.

When using a "floating" screed, for example when an unbonded screed is being laid over the top of a membrane of acoustic or thermal insulation, thicknesses of 50mm-75mm may be necessary, and latex floor screeds aren't appropriate for this purpose.

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Recent Scotland floor screeding job posts: Elissa and Aden Dover recently requested an estimate for screeding the floor of a kitchen in Wigtown. Axel Hawtin and Jiya Hawtin recently enquired about the possibility of screeding a garage floor in a semi-detached house in Patna, Scotland. Jacob Corrigan recently requested a quote for screeding a cellar floor in Newtonhill. Emilie Macleod recently requested an estimate for screeding over an old concrete floor in Milngavie, Scotland. Denzel Aslam and Heidi Aslam recently requested an estimate for screeding the floor of a living room in a cottage in Ardersier, Scotland. Orion Wooldridge and Zunairah Wooldridge recently enquired about screeding the floor of a kitchen and lounge in Glenboig. Owain O dell and Clara O dell recently asked for an estimate for installing underfloor heating and screeding a floor in Ballater. Mr and Mrs Court recently enquired about screeding the floor of an extension in Rothesay, Scotland. All these Scotland homeowners did a search for "floor screeding Scotland" and noticed this page on either Bing, Yahoo or Google.


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Also find: Nairn floor screeding, Auldearn floor screeding, Burghead floor screeding, Alves floor screeding, Brodie floor screeding, Aberlour floor screeding, Kinloss floor screeding, Findhorn floor screeding, Elgin floor screeding, Newton of Dalvey floor screeding, Rothes floor screeding, Mains of Sluie floor screeding, Dyke floor screeding, Springfield screeding services and more. Most of these places are covered by companies who do floor screeding. Forres home and property owners can get screeding quotes by clicking here.

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(This screeding Forres content was created by S. N. Locke 30-06-2022)