Floor Screeding Kidlington Oxfordshire (OX5): If you are hoping to install underfloor heating, are renovating a property or basement or have an uneven or damaged floor in your Kidlington property, then it is a good time to think about hiring a professional floor screeding company. Floor screeding gives a smooth finish to a basic sub-base floor, and allows you to lay your final layer of flooring material, (boards, carpets, tiles etc) over the top of it. If you would like your floors to last a long time then a floor screed is one of the most important factors in any renovation or building task.
FLOOR SCREEDING CONTRACTORS KIDLINGTON
An established floor screeding specialist in Kidlington will have all the know-how and experience to help you achieve a perfect floor in whatever size or shape of room you're working on. They'll be able to assess the project and figure out the correct type of screed you need and how best to apply it.
It might be a requirement, contingent on the proposed use of the space, for a survey by a structural engineer to conform with building regulations on load requirements, point loadings and flex strength of the screed floor.
Bringing in a qualified and skilled contractor will ensure you get the right kind of screed for the room's anticipated usage to extend the lifespan of your flooring. A correct mixture of screed and the methods used for laying it are also critical to ensure the final durability of your floor.
There are many screeding companies in and around Kidlington so make sure you get multiple quotes for your screeding project before picking out a company and know to what standard of finish it's for. The price quote might be based on what is known as the Surface Regularity, or SR figure. Each of the 3 SR levels offer different levels of finish, with SR1 offering the best, with the lowest amount of deviation over the area. Any errors in the screeding (as might occur with SR2 or SR3) can cause problems in laying flooring due to ridges, indentations, flat spots in the surface.
All Kidlington screeding companies have to stick to British Standards (BS8204) and should have accreditation from screeding material and equipment manufacturers, for instance Gypsol, Cemfloor, Flowcrete. A company holding such accreditation indicates they have been trained and assessed in the use of these screeding products and can deliver a high quality service in all aspects of their installation.
Kidlington commercial screeders will be involved in the screeding of floors in warehouses, factories, schools, hotels, shopping centres and hospitals.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - This is acceptable for regular domestic use and comprises a mixture of sand and cement. 5 parts sand to 1 part cement is the usual mixture for standard screed. The standard screed dries at a rate of 1mm thickness each day.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Developed for maximum strength and durability on floors where traffic is expected to be high or specific loading of the floor base is required.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - Used to provide the highest quality of finish, especially in SR1 levels of screeding, by a cement and latex compound. It is mostly used to produce a smooth, clean floor over a damaged or poor quality substrate and results in a finish onto which all forms of flooring materials can be laid. Even with a depth of only one millimetre, the latex polymers within the mixture provide a high strength screed for a wide variety of uses.
Polymer Screeds - When a lower thickness of floor is necessary on account of building factors, a polymer screed provides an extremely high strength resolution to this situation. Manufacturer's guidelines for drying times differ across the various product ranges.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - As the name suggest, these screeds dry at a quicker rate and allow you to use the screeded area much sooner. The vast majority of the fast or advanced drying screeds are of the fibre reinforced kind and are suitable for a wide variety of flooring projects where the quicker drying rate of three to seven millimetres is advantageous.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The favourite choice of professional installers for use in combination with under floor heating systems. The special fibres in this screed mix improve overall strength and durability while also protecting against thermal cracking and shrinkage. At about one millimetre per day, it has an identical curing rate to standard screed.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Screeding installers will need to carefully prepare all areas before any other work so as to guarantee a high quality and hard wearing screed flooring. It is crucial that all contaminants such as grease, oil, paint or loose debris is removed from the floor surface before pouring any screed, because these can affect the bonding process that a quality screed needs.
If any cleaning products were used in this process it is important to make certain that no residues of detergents, soaps or other cleaning products are left on the floor surface and it is permitted to dry out naturally. At this stage cracks should be mended because these can travel up through a newly laid screed and be visible in the completed surface. An on-site survey will allow your Kidlington screeding installer to take note of this preparation work and finish it before commencing to pour the screeding.
Before any screeding can be laid a DPM (damp proof membrane) must be put down to protect the final flooring and screed from dampness. Different thicknesses of polythene sheets might be used as a DPM and also serve as a barrier for the screed and any insulation material.
A further air-tight barrier may be necessary if your property is in a location that is regarded as prone to radon gas emissions. This can be just a simple air-tight membrane, or in severe situations a ventilation and extraction system will need to be installed beneath the screed to extract any influx of radon gas from ground level.
Once these steps have been taken the screeding company will put on a sealer or primer to the prepared base surface. A primer assists in the screed bonding correctly to the base and membranes and different varieties exist depending on which screed type is being used. These substances require qualified tradesmen to apply them in the right proportions by using airless sprays and other bespoke equipment.
Under floor heating can now be laid out, installed and checked before screeding is applied. Insulation panels can be arranged and the heating pipes and cabling will be firmly attached so there's no movement while the screed is poured. When expertly installed an under floor heating system is an excellent way to warm up a room and high quality screeding retains its heat, generating an even heat right across the floor surface.
Needless to say, if you are not putting in underfloor heating, you can just bypass this step and get on with applying the screeding. Your proposed use of the room will assist the screeding contractor on what sort of floor screed is appropriate for your needs. For quick drying screeds there'll be at least a 24 hour delay before it can be walked over, and a further seventy two hours minimum before you can lay any flooring materials. Manufacturer's drying instructions for standard and heavy duty screeds should be observed so as to achieve a quality finish and end up with an even and stable floor surface.
Once the screed has hardened it can be checked for quality to confirm its SR level. Through the use of a 2 metre straight-edge the floor surface is checked for any deviations, ridges and dips in the screed surface.
- SR1 - Deviations of 3 millimetres or less being measured over the whole area shows your screed floor to be of the best quality and categorised as SR1.
- SR2 - SR2 is the classification for standard industrial and commercial floors and can deviate from the straight-edge by up to five millimetres.
- SR3 - For utility floors where the finish is relatively inconsequential the SR3 is the specification and has a maximum deviation measurement of 10 millimetres or less.
There might also be a requirement for a qualified structural engineer to perform a soundness test. This assessment will determine the overall strength of the screeding and the suitability for its intended use. This can include a "drop hammer test" which assesses various aspects of the strength and flexibility of the screed. Only trained structural engineers obeying the British Standards BS8204 regulations are allowed to conduct such testing and sign off on the structural integrity of a screed floor. (Tags: Floor Screed Kidlington, Floor Screeding Kidlington, Floor Screeding Services Kidlington, Screeding Kidlington).
Floor screeding services are available in Kidlington and also in nearby places like: Bletchingdon, Weston on the Green, Enslow, Charlton on Otmoor, Wolvercote, Woodstock, Gosford, Hampton Poyle, Thrupp, Yarnton, Oxford, Cassington, Bladon, Shipton on Cherwell, Begbroke, and in these postcodes OX5 1FP, OX5 1LH, OX5 1BJ, OX5 1LQ, OX5 1SG, OX5 1ZU, OX5 1XL, OX5 1DQ, OX5 1GE, OX5 1RB. Local Kidlington floor screeders will most likely have the postcode OX5 and the telephone dialling code 01865. Simply click the "quote" form or banner to get specifics of screeding services in your location.
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Screeding Enquiries Oxfordshire
Current Oxfordshire floor screeding projects: Amira and Dominik Emmerson recently enquired about the possibility of screeding the whole ground floor of a house in Bampton. Jamal and Carly Lamb recently enquired about getting a price for screeding the floor of a utility room in a bungalow in Sunningwell. Daniela and Casey Tennant recently enquired about screeding the floor of a kitchen and lounge in Shipton Under Wychwood, Oxfordshire. Mr and Mrs Cassidy recently enquired about screeding a basement floor in Charlbury. Aleeza Blackwell and Mustafa Blackwell recently enquired about screeding a cellar floor in Hook Norton, Oxfordshire. Shiv and Roxy Clamp recently asked for a quotation for screeding the floor of a garage in Long Hanborough, Oxfordshire. Mr and Mrs Dodds recently asked for a quote for screeding the floor of a workshop in Harwell, Oxfordshire. Maia Nolan recently requested a quotation for screeding a floor and installing underfloor heating in Standlake.
The Tools Required for Screeding Floors
- Tape Measure
- Spirit Level
- Knee Protectors
- Spiked Roller
- Floor Profile
- Straight Edge
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