Floor Screeding Long Ashton Somerset (BS41): A professional floor screeder can level a damaged or uneven floor, help with renovations or help to install underfloor heating on your Long Ashton home or business premises, when needed. A screed is used to produce a smooth floor surface on top of a rough concrete sub-base and provide a level base for your choice of top flooring material. The screed is a crucial process to guarantee a durable and quality finish to the whole floor structure.
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It doesn't matter how big or small the room you require to be levelled, a competent floor screeding contractor in Long Ashton will have the appropriate expertise, know-how and equipment to provide you with a superb standard of service. They will be able to advise you about the right sort of screed that your project requires, and how best to apply and install it.
They will also assess if a structural engineer is needed to make sure any point loadings, load bearing and flex strength are followed in accordance with building and construction regulations.
The training and skills that a qualified screeding contractor brings to your project will guarantee a high quality outcome and help to prolong the lifespan of your floor or floors. There are numerous types of floor screed and picking the correct mix and laying process is critical if you are to create a high quality floor which is durable and fit for purpose.
Before choosing a screeding contractor from any operating in the Long Ashton area, ask to what standard of finish they are basing their quotation, and also make sure that you get multiple quotations. For residential properties a quotation will normally be provided for a Surface Regularity (SR) calculation of SR1 or SR2. Each of the 3 SR levels offer different levels of finish, with SR1 offering the highest quality, with the smallest amount of deviation over the surface area. Any error in the screeding may cause problems in laying flooring due to flat spots, ridges, indentations in the surface.
The regulations and guidelines laid down in the British Standards BS8204 have to be observed by any Long Ashton floor screeding company and they must also be approved by the manufacturers of specialist screeding materials (Flowcrete, Gypsol, Cemfloor etc.) to prove their safe working practices and competence. The testing and training of a floor screeding contractor by a manufacturer is emphasised by the use of this accreditation scheme, and gives assurances of reliability and safe working practices on any project involving their materials.
Long Ashton commercial screeders could be involved in floor screeding in schools, warehouses, shops, hospitals, boutiques and factories.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - This is perfect for regular residential use and comprises a mixture of cement and sand. 5 parts sand to 1 part cement is the usual mixture for standard screed. Once laid this 5:1 ratio dries at a rate of 1mm per day.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where traffic levels are expected to be high or heavy loading of the floor is required, heavy duty screeds deliver maximum strength and durability.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If there's a need to use the area in question ASAP a fast drying screed can be used. These are generally a fibre reinforced kind of screed which can dry out at a rate of between 3-7mm per day and are used in time dependent flooring projects.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - Mostly used with underfloor heating systems and is the recommended option in these projects. The increased flex and strength provided by the special fibres within this screed help protect the resulting floor from thermal cracking and shrinkage. It's got a setting rate of 1mm per day.
Polymer Screeds - An extremely high strength flooring solution where a reduced thickness is essential. Polymer screeds are made by a number of manufacturers and due to their varying chemical compositions have specific drying times for each individual product.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A latex and cement mixture which can achieve the highest standard of finish to SR1 levels. The self-levelling compound provides a smooth and level surface over a rough substrate or damaged floor to allow all sorts of flooring materials to be laid. Even with a thickness of 1mm, the latex polymers within the screed provide a high strength surface for a wide variety of uses.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Screeding installers will need to fully prepare all areas before any other work in order to ensure a high quality and hard wearing screed flooring. Any paint, grease, debris and oil on the original floor level can affect the bonding of the screed, and should be eliminated.
If cleansing products have been used it's essential to remove any traces of detergent or soap, and allow the surface to dry naturally. If screeding over a cement or stone floor all cracks should be repaired to stop them from "travelling" through the screed layer and producing imperfections on the final floor surface. An on-site survey will enable the screeding specialist to pinpoint this preparation work and complete it before starting to apply the screed layer.
A damp proof membrane (DPM) will be installed once the preparation work has been done to stop ground dampness affecting the flooring materials and screeding. Different thicknesses of polythene sheets might be used as a damp proof membrane and also act as a buffer for the screed and any insulation materials.
If your property is situated in a place where radon gas is present a supplementary barrier layer is required to stop radon gas from entering. If radon occurs in severe doses then a complete ventilation system may be installed underneath the layer of screed which will extract any gases that are seeping in from the ground.
The final step of the surface preparation process is the spraying or painting of a primer or sealant. These sealers and primers will ensure that the screed bonds effectively to the floor base and help create a high quality finished floor. Due to their specialist nature, only qualified screeders in Long Ashton are capable of using them safely and correctly and using bespoke equipment for this task.
Before any screed can be poured, any underfloor heating (if required) will now be laid out. The under floor heating system is laid out in the correct pattern and attached firmly to insulation panels to avoid any movement in the course of the screed pouring. Under floor heating is one of the most effective ways to heat a room and a professionally installed system should provide even warmth all over the floor.
If you are not fitting under floor heating the screed can now be mixed and prepared on site and poured. The requirements of the room will determine the kind of screeding that is used. After the pouring of the screed there is at least 24 hours (for advanced and quick drying screeds) before you can walk over the surface, and a seventy two hour minimum curing time for any floor covering installation. Such periods will be increased for standard and heavy duty screeds and the manufacture's instructions should be followed to produce the optimum finish and durability of the floor.
Once the screed has solidified it can be quality checked to confirm its SR level. Through the use of a 2 mtr straight-edge the floor surface is checked for any deviations, ridges and dips in the screed surface.
- SR1 - Disparities of 3 millimetres or less being measured over the whole area shows your screed floor to be of the highest quality and is specified as SR1.
- SR2 - If the screeded surface has a deviation from the straight-edge of five millimetres or less it is considered SR2 quality and is the normal standard for commercial and industrial projects.
- SR3 - For other floors where the quality of finish is fairly inconsequential the SR3 is the standard and should have a maximum deviation measurement of 10 millimetres or less.
If your screed floor has been laid with specific loading in mind then a structural engineer will be needed to perform tests. This assessment will ascertain the overall strength of the screed surface and the suitability for its proposed use. This will include what is known as a drop hammer test which assesses various aspects of the strength and flexibility of the screed. The precise testing and measurement tools needed mean that this can only be conducted by a certified structural engineer following the BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Screeding Long Ashton, Floor Screeding Services Long Ashton, Floor Screed Long Ashton, Floor Screeding Long Ashton).
Floor screeding services are available in Long Ashton and also nearby in: Failand, Farleigh, Flax Bourton, Dundry, Lower Failand, Highridge, Barrow Gurney, Leigh Woods, Abbots Leigh, Bishopsworth, Bristol, Potters Hill, Bedminster Down, Tyntesfield, Ashton Gate, Yanley, and in these postcodes BS41 9NQ, BS41 9BB, BS41 9DY, BS41 9HX, BS41 9HH, BS41 9JQ, BS41 9LU, BS41 9JG, BS41 9DP, BS41 9AX. Local Long Ashton floor screeders will likely have the phone code 01275 and the postcode BS41. Verifying this can ensure that you're accessing local floor screeding. Long Ashton home and business owners can benefit from these and many other similar services.
Latex Floor Screed Long Ashton
When a floor's surface needs a certain amount of flexibility, it might be best to use a latex self-levelling screed. A latex floor screed comes in two parts, a bag and a bottle, with the bag containing a cemetitious powder, and a bottle that contains a liquid latex mixture. The water that is normally used in a screed mix is replaced by the latex liquid, making it more flexible than standard screeds, and quicker drying.
This latex compound is used for levelling-out sub-floors in advance of the installation of the final decorative surface. Suitable for subfloors of wood, sand/cement, asphalt, quarry tiles and concrete, this screed gives a perfect surface for the application of adhesives that is smooth and durable. This latex screed will produce a crack-free, flexible finish, even if there's a bit of movement in your subfloor.
Latex screeds aren't appropriate where "floating" screeds are desired, for example when a screed is being laid over a layer of either acoustic or thermal insulation, such as might be the case when you are screeding over underfloor heating, and thicknesses of 50-75mm may be needed.
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