Floor Screeding Kendal Cumbria (LA9): When you are upgrading your Kendal property with uneven or damaged floors, or perhaps converting a basement or cellar into a functional living space, a competent floor screeding company will be able to help with your home improvements. Before you're able to lay a suitable floor covering, be it carpet, wood or tile, the floor surface needs to be as flat as is possible; this is why floor screeding is sometimes essential. If you would like your floors to last a long time then a floor screed is one of the most important factors in any building or renovation project.
FLOOR SCREEDING EXPERTS KENDAL
Whatever size or shape of room you're renovating, a decent floor screeding company in Kendal will supply the expertise and correct working practices to establish the perfect base for your flooring. After analyzing your project they will give you advice on the optimal choice of screed and which strategy for applying it is most appropriate for your situation.
It may be necessary, contingent on the intended use of the room, for a survey by a structural engineer to abide by building regulations on point loadings, flex strength and load bearing of the screed floor.
The training and skills that a certified screeding specialist brings to your project should guarantee a high quality outcome and help to prolong the life of your floors. There are many different types of screeding and choosing the right mix and installation approach is vital if you are to create a top quality floor that is durable and fit for purpose.
Before deciding upon a floor screeding contractor from the many operating in the Kendal area, ask to what standard of finish they're basing their quotation, and also make certain that you get multiple quotations. The SR (Surface Regularity) finish is the number to look for when reviewing an estimate from Kendal floor screeding companies. SR1 is the best level, and whilst SR2 and SR3 may seem less costly at first glance, they do not guarantee a totally even or flat floor surface. An SR2 or SR3 level may mean there are flat spots or ridges that could cause problems when putting down your final floor surface.
Every Kendal screeding company has to comply with British Standards (BS8204) and should have some kind of accreditation from the manufacturers of specialised screeding materials and equipment, for instance Cemfloor, Flowcrete, Gypsol. The training and assessment of a floor screeding contractor by such manufacturers is highlighted by the use of this accreditation scheme, and gives assurances of reliability and safe working practices on any project which involves their materials.
Commercial screeders in Kendal will generally undertake screeding projects in hospitals, shopping centres, warehouses, schools, factories and restaurants.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - A combination of sand and cement which is ideal for basic domestic usage. The standard screed is a mixture of five parts sand to one of cement. This 5:1 ratio standard flooring screed will set hard at a rate of just 1mm per day after applying.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - Mostly used with underfloor heating systems and is the recommended option in such projects. This is because of the increased strength and protection against thermal cracking and shrinkage offered by the fibres within the screed mix. The screed will set hard at a rate of 1mm/day.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A cement and latex formula which can produce the highest standard SR1 finish. This is mostly used to produce a smooth, level floor over the top of a damaged or poor quality substrate and enables all types of flooring materials to be used. This liquid screed can be laid to a depth of only one millimetre, but still provides a high strength surface to take a wide range of flooring materials.
Polymer Screeds - A high strength flooring solution where a reduced thickness is essential. Maker's guidelines for setting times differ across the various product ranges.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed that is designed for heavy traffic and high load areas where the maximum possible strength and durability is vital.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If there's a need to use the area as quickly as possible a fast drying screed can be employed. Drying at a rate of three to seven millimetres, depending on the mix, they are usually a fibre reinforced screed and are ideal for projects which have tight deadlines.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Screeding companies will have to prepare the area before proceeding with any other work in order to ensure a high quality and hard wearing screed flooring. It's vital that all contaminants such as oil, debris, grease or paint is removed from the floor surface before pouring any screed, as these can affect the adhesion process that a quality screed needs.
If cleansing products were used it's vital to remove any remnants of detergent, soap etc, and allow the surface to dry naturally. At this stage cracks should be mended since these can easily travel up through the laid screed and be visible in the completed floor surface. A reliable Kendal screeding specialist will pick up on such issues during a site survey and make certain that all preparations are completed before pressing on with the next stages of the screeding process.
Before the screeding can be laid a DPM (damp proof membrane) must be installed to protect the final flooring and screed from moisture. There could be two or three layers of varying thickness polythene to act as barriers between the insulation layer and screed.
If the area is at risk from radon then another barrier is essential to prevent the gas from entering from the ground. If radon is present in severe doses then a full extraction and ventilation system might be needed underneath the layer of screed which will extract any gases that could seep in from ground level.
Once these stages have been completed the screeding company will apply a primer or sealer to the prepared base. These primers and sealers will guarantee the screed bonds perfectly to the base and help produce a top quality finished floor. Equipment such as airless sprays are used to apply a primer or sealant, which should be done by certified screeding companies in Kendal sticking to the manufacturer's guidelines and safety advice.
If you are installing underfloor heating, now is the time that it will need to be set out and installed. The cabling and heating pipes are securely attached to insulation panels to prevent any movement and make certain they are positioned correctly. Under floor heating is one of the most effective ways to heat a room and a skillfully installed system should give an even warmth all over the floor.
The screed can now be prepared on site and spread onto the base surface. The specific requirements of the room will determine the type of screeding that is used. After the pouring of the screed there'll be a minimum 24 hours (for quick drying and advanced screeds) before you can walk over the surface, and a 72 hrs minimum drying time before the laying of any floor coverings. This timescale is longer for heavy duty and standard screeds and the manufacture's guidelines must be followed to achieve the optimal finish and durability of the floor.
The SR standard of your screed can be checked once it's solidified enough to be walked on. Through the use of a 2m straight-edge the floor surface is examined for any deviations, ridges and dips in the surface of the screed.
- SR1 - SR1 is the best specification and allows only 3 millimetres of disparity from the straight-edge.
- SR2 - If the floor surface deviates from the straight edge by 5mm or less it is classified as SR2 quality and is the normal standard for industrial and commercial projects.
- SR3 - SR3 is utility standard where a perfect quality finish isn't needed. This specification can have a maximum permissible deviation depth of ten millimetres.
If you need to check the screeded floor for load bearing, a qualified structural engineer is needed to carry out the tests. This test will establish the strength of the screed surface and its viability for the proposed use. This should include a "drop hammer test" which assesses various aspects of the flexibility and strength of the screed. The precise testing and measurement tools mean that this can only be undertaken by a certified structural engineer following the British Standards BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Screeding Kendal, Floor Screeding Services Kendal, Floor Screed Kendal, Floor Screeding Kendal).
Floor screeding services are available in Kendal and also in: Natland, Meal Bank, Endmoor, Helsington Laithes, Staveley, New Hutton, Oxenholme, Old Hutton, Selside, Levens, Burneside, Helsington, Crosthwaite, and in these postcodes LA8 8WW, LA9 4EX, LA9 4DJ, LA9 4SG, LA9 4BT, LA9 4QG, LA9 4QA, LA9 4DQ, LA9 4BD, LA9 4PY. Locally based Kendal floor screeders will likely have the telephone code 01539 and the postcode LA9. Simply click on the "quote" banner to get specifics of screeding services in your area.
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