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Floor Screeding Looe Cornwall (PL13): When you're renovating your Looe property with uneven or damaged floors, or perhaps converting a basement or cellar to functional living area, a professional floor screeding company should be your first port of call. Floor screeding provides a smooth finish to a basic sub-base floor, and will allow you to lay a suitable flooring material, (carpets, tiles, boards etc) over the top of it. Floor screeding can provide a durable, quality floor surface for almost any room.

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Whatever shape or size of room you're renovating, a local floor screeding specialist in Looe will be able to supply the expertise and proper working methods to generate a perfect base for your floor. They will be able to advise you on the correct sort of screed your project requires, and how best to apply and install it.

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The screeding specialist will also inform you if a structural engineer is needed for your undertaking, to identify flex strength, point loadings and load requirements that your flooring may need to conform with current British Standards and building regulations.

Qualified and skilled workers are imperative for a successful result and will extend your floor's lifespan through the use of the right kind of screed for your room's allocated purpose. The correct mix of screed and the way it is laid is also critical to guarantee the ultimate intergrity of your floor.

Ensure you get more than one price quote for your Looe floor screeding project and also ask what standard of finish each price quote is for. For residential homes a quotation will generally be given for a Surface Regularity (SR) level of SR1 or SR2. SR2 and SR3 might be cheaper options, but the floor screeding finish may have errors and deviations, whilst SR1 guarantees a perfect quality of finish. An SR2 or SR3 level may mean there will be flat spots or ridges that may cause issues when installing your final flooring materials.

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Every Looe screeding company must follow British Standards (BS8204) and ought to have accreditation from screeding material and equipment manufacturers, for instance Cemfloor, Gypsol, Flowcrete. The training and assessment of a screeding company by such manufacturers is underlined through the accreditation scheme, and offers assurances of reliability and safe working practices on any flooring project involving their materials.

Looe commercial screeders may be involved in screeding floors in hospitals, shops, factories, restaurants, schools and warehouses.


Standard Screeds - A combination of cement and sand which is okay for standard residential usage. This mix uses a five to one ratio of sand to cement. The standard screed dries at a rate of one millimetre thickness per day.

Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - Used to provide the highest quality of finish, especially in SR1 levels of screeding, by a cement and latex material. Mostly used to finish off a damaged floor or poor substrate level to enable the laying of a new flooring surface, such as vinyl planks over it. These can be as little as 1mm thick, and due to the latex polymers, will still provide a high strength finish.

Polymer Screeds - An extremely high strength flooring solution where a reduced screed thickness is essential. On account of their different chemical compositions, polymer screeds have varying drying times which can be verified by reading manufacturer's own product guidelines.

Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where traffic levels are expected to be high or heavy loading of the floor is necessary, heavy duty screeds allow for maximum strength and durability.

Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If you have to move forward urgently with the work on account of time constraints, this screed dries much faster than standard flooring screeds. Most of the fast drying screeds are fibre reinforced and are suitable for a wide array of projects where the swifter drying rate of 3-7mm/day is an advantage.

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Fibre Reinforced Screed - The favourite choice of professional installers for use in combination with underfloor heating systems. The special fibres in the screed improve it's durability and strength while also safeguarding against thermal cracking and shrinkage. At around one millimetre per day, it has the same drying rate to standard floor screed.


Preparation is essential for a high quality screed surface that will be hard wearing and durable. It is crucial that any contaminants such as oil, grease, paint or loose debris is eradicated from the base before laying any screed, as these can affect the adhesion process that a quality floor screed demands.

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If cleansing products have been used it's important to remove any traces of soap or detergent, and leave the floor surface to dry naturally. It is vital to mend any cracks in the surface to stop them being visible and "travelling" upwards into your freshly screeded floor. A competent Looe screeding company will take note of these aspects during a on-site survey and make certain that all preparations are completed before moving on to the next stages of the floor screeding process.

To shield the flooring materials and screed layer from moisture rising up through the ground, a damp proof membrane (DPM) will have to be installed. There might be two or three layers of different thicknesses of polythene to act as a barrier between the screed and the insulation layer.

If your home is located in an area where radon is present an additional barrier layer is required to prevent radon gas from seeping through. A simple airtight membrane might be enough in places with low radon emissions, however in more severe cases there may have to be a more complicated ventilation and extraction system to take away any harmful radon gases.

As soon as these steps have been taken the screeding company will put on a sealant or primer to the prepared base. Primers and sealers assist with the bonding process and are special applications according to the kind of screed that is being used. These products require skilled contractors to apply them in the right proportions by using custom-made equipment, such as airless sprays.

Before the screeding can be laid, any underfloor heating (if required) will now be laid out. The heating pipes and cables are firmly mounted on insulation panels to stop any movement and make certain that they are held in the correct position. Underfloor heating is one of the most effective ways to heat a room and a skillfully installed system will deliver even level of warmth across the floor area.

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Obviously, if you're not installing underfloor heating, you simply skip this step and apply the screed. The requirements of the room will determine the sort of screeding that's used. Don't forget that even quick drying screeds have a minimum of twenty four hours before you can walk on any screeded surface and a minimum three days before any flooring can be fitted. This timescale is longer for heavy duty and standard screeds and the manufacture's instructions should be followed to the letter to achieve the optimum finish and longevity of the floor.

The SR standard of your screed can be confirmed once it's set sufficiently to be stepped onto. The standard SR test involves the use of a two metre long straight-edge to check for any variations in the screed surface.

  • SR1 - SR1 is the best specification and permits only 3 millimetres of disparity from the straight-edge.
  • SR2 - If the screed has a deviation from the straight-edge of 5mm or less it is SR2 level and is the normal standard for commercial and industrial floors.
  • SR3 - SR3 is basic utility standard where a perfect finish isn't needed. This level allows for a maximium deviation depth of 10 millimetres.

If you need to check the floor for load bearing, a structural engineer is necessary to carry out the testing. Using specialist equipment the engineer will assess the screed strength and its suitability for use in a load bearing setting. This can include what's known as a drop hammer test which assesses various aspects of the strength and flexibility of the screed. Only trained structural engineers observing the BS8204 guidelines are allowed to carry out such testing and sign off on the structural safety of screed flooring. (Tags: Screeding Looe, Floor Screed Looe, Floor Screeding Looe, Floor Screeding Services Looe).

Floor screeding services are available in Looe and also in: Lanreath, Trelawne, Millendreath, Shutta, West Looe, Downderry, Widegates, Pelynt, St Martin, Porthallow, Seaton, East Looe, Morval, Killigarth, Herodsfoot, Polperro, and in these postcodes PL13 1HQ, PL13 1AX, PL13 1NL, PL13 1EZ, PL13 1EH, PL13 2AE, PL13 1JN, PL13 1HU, PL13 2AR, PL13 2DF. Locally based Looe floor screeders will most likely have the postcode PL13 and the telephone code 01503. Verifying this will confirm you are accessing locally based floor screeding. Looe homeowners can benefit from these and numerous other related services.

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When a certain amount of flexibility is required in the surface of a floor you might find that the employment of a latex self-levelling screeding will be best. Latex floor screeds usually comprise 2 parts - a cement-based powder, and a liquid latex additive. 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 screed product is used to level a subfloor prior to the final decorative surface being laid. Providing a resilient and smooth surface that is perfect for the application of adhesives, this screed is is suitable for use on sub-floors of stone tiles, concrete, wood, sand/cement and asphalt. Even if there's a bit of movement on your sub-floor, this type of screed will give you a flexible, crack-free finish.

With "floating" screeds, for example when a screed is being laid over a membrane of thermal or acoustic insulation, latex flooring screeds won't be a suitable choice. Floating screeds with a depth of 50mm-75mm are normally used on top of underfloor heating. (Tags: Latex Floor Screed Looe, Latex Screeding Looe, Latex Screeds Looe, Latex Screed Looe).

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When you are doing any sort of property revamps or home refurbishments in Looe, you are very likely to create a fair amount of waste. Some floor screeding will create very little waste, whilst others could result in quite a lot - it just depends on the circumstances of your particular project. If the removal of waste is not included in the quote, you'll have to make your own arrangements, because some screeding companies don't have the facility to do this.

One of the simplest and most trouble-free ways to get rid of this waste is to hire a skip. Skips come in many different sizes, so you should be able to get one that's suitable for you. The capacities of the most widely used skip options 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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In the Cornwall area you will also discover: Porthleven screeding, Bude floor levelling, St Ives screeding specialists, Crowlas floor levelling, Mawnan Smith floor screeding, Wadebridge floor screeders, St Day floor levelling, Connor Downs floor screeding, Sticker floor screeders, St Dennis floor screeding, St Keverne screeding specialists, Sticker floor levelling, Threemilestone floor levelling, Tintagel floor screeders, Wendron floor levelling, Deviock floor screeding, Polgooth floor screeders, Calstock floor levelling, Polgooth floor screeding, St Stephen screeding, Mylor floor screeders, Ponsanooth floor levelling, Goldsithney floor screeding, Madron screeding specialists, Ludgvan screeding specialists, Bude floor screeders, Carnon Downs floor screeders, Lanner floor screeders, Constantine floor screeding. All over Cornwall you should be able to locate screeding specialists who'll offer quality services for your screeding needs. If you're unable to identify the ideal screeding specialist in Looe itself then you shouldn't have any trouble locating one nearby.


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Also find: Pelynt floor screeding, Polperro floor screeding, Killigarth floor screeding, West Looe floor screeding, Widegates floor screeding, East Looe floor screeding, Shutta floor screeding, Millendreath floor screeding, Seaton floor screeding, Trelawne floor screeding, Porthallow floor screeding, St Martin floor screeding, Herodsfoot floor screeding, Downderry floor screeding, Lanreath floor screeding, Morval screeding services and more. The majority of these locations are served by companies who do floor screeding. Looe property owners can get estimates by clicking here.

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Screeding Around Looe: Floor screeders were recently requested by householders living in Fore Street, Tregarrick, Bay View Road, Fairfields, Glebelands, Castle Street, Woodlands View, Higher Market Street, Plaidy Park Road, Church End, Hannafore Lane, The Downs, West Looe Square, Middle Market Street, Meadway, Pendower Road, Portbyhan Road, Barbican Road, Polperro Road, Baydown, Listowel Drive, Barn Meadow Park, Bodrigan Road, The Bay, Church Street, Penarth and these Looe postcodes: PL13 1HQ, PL13 1AX, PL13 1NL, PL13 1EZ, PL13 1EH, PL13 2AE, PL13 1JN, PL13 1HU, PL13 2AR, PL13 2DF. These places recently saw activity by experts in floor screeding. Looe business and home owners benefited from competent and professional screeding services on every occasion.

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(This screeding Looe page was written by Stephen Locke 11-05-2022)