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Floor Screeding Louth Lincolnshire (LN11): A floor screeding professional can help with renovations, help install under floor heating or level an uneven or damaged floor on your Louth property, when needed. Before it's possible to lay a final floor covering, whether it is wood, tile or carpet, the surface of the floor needs to be as flat as is possible; this is why screeding a floor is needed. To ensure a high quality and durable finish to the entire floor structure, screeding is an important process.

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A reliable screeding company in Louth will have experience and know-how to help you achieve a perfectly finished floor in whatever size or shape of room you are renovating. After analyzing your project they will give you advice about the perfect choice of screeding and which technique for laying it is most suitable for your situation.

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The screeding contractor will also notify you if a structural engineer is required for your project, to evaluate flex strength, load bearing and point loadings that your flooring might need to conform with British Standards and building regulations.

A qualified and skilled work force is essential to a successful outcome and will extend your floor's lifespan by making use of the correct kind of screed for your room's intended purpose. The correct mix of screed and the way it is laid is also important to guarantee the final intergrity of your floor surface.

There are numerous screeding companies in and around Louth so try to get multiple price quotes for your floor screeding project before choosing a company and know to what standard of finish is it for. The quote could be based on what's called the SR, or Surface Regularity calculation. SR1 is the best standard, and while SR2 and SR3 might seem less expensive initially, they don't guarantee a totally even or flat floor surface. An SR2 or SR3 level could mean there are flat spots or ridges that might cause problems when putting down your final flooring materials.

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The rules and regulations specified in the British Standards BS8204 have to be followed by any Louth floor screeding company and they must also be accredited by the manufacturers of specialist screeding materials (Gypsol, Cemfloor, Flowcrete etc.) to confirm their competence and safe working practices. The training and testing of a screeding company by a manufacturer is highlighted by the use of the accreditation scheme, and offers assurances of safe working practices and reliability on any flooring project which involves their materials.

For larger floor screeding projects in hospitals, pubs, shopping centres, schools, warehouses and factories, specialist Louth commercial screeders will be required.


Standard Screeds - This is perfect for everyday domestic use and is a mixture of sand and cement. Five parts sand to one part cement is the typical mixture for standard flooring screeds. After being laid a standard screed sets at a rate of 1mm/day.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - The professional's choice for domestic use on top of under floor heating. The special fibres in this screed increase it's durability and strength whilst also protecting against thermal cracking and shrinkage. At around 1mm per day, it has an identical curing rate to standard screed.

Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - As the name would suggest, this screed dries rapidly and allows you to use the floor area much faster. Drying at a rate of three to seven millimetres, determined by the specialised mix, they are normally a fibre reinforced kind of screed and are perfect for flooring projects which have tight deadlines.

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Polymer Screeds - When a lower thickness of floor is necessary because of construction requirements, a polymer screed provides an extremely high strength resolution to the problem. Owing to their different chemical compositions, these polymer screeds have varying setting times which can be verified by checking manufacturer's own product guidelines.

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 - When the highest possible standard of finish is necessary this mix of of latex and cement is used to achieve SR1 quality screed flooring. It is mostly needed to provide a clean, smooth floor over the top of a damaged or poor quality substrate and results in a finish onto which all forms of flooring materials can be laid. Even with a thickness of 1mm, the latex polymers within the screed provide a high strength surface for a wide range of uses.


Good preparation is essential for a quality finished screed surface that will be hard wearing and durable. It's important that all contaminants such as oil, paint, loose debris or grease is eradicated from the floor before pouring any screed, as these can affect the adhesion capability that a quality screed requires.

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Any cleansing chemicals that are used during this stage should leave no residues, and the floor surface must be permitted to dry out naturally. If screeding over a cement or stone floor any cracks should be repaired to prevent them from "travelling" through your screed layer and causing deviations on the finished floor surface. An on-site survey will allow your Louth screeding company to pinpoint these preparation areas and finish them before beginning to pour the screeding layer.

Before any screeding can be poured a DPM (damp proof membrane) must be installed to protect the screed and final flooring from moisture damage. The DPM is made of thick polythene sheeting and various layers may be used to serve as a moisture barrier for the screeding.

A further airtight barrier might be required if your house is in an area that's regarded as susceptible to radon gas emissions. If radon occurs in large amounts then a full extraction and ventilation system might be needed under the layer of screed which will remove any gases that are seeping in from the ground.

Once these steps have been taken the screeders will put on a primer or sealer to the prepared floor base. Sealers and primers help with the bonding process and are special applications according to the sort of screed being used. Devices such as airless sprays will usually be used to apply a sealant or primer, by experienced screeding companies in Louth observing the manufacturer's guidelines and safety advice.

Before the screeding is poured, any under floor heating will now be installed. The under floor heating system will be carefully positioned and secured firmly to insulation panels to avoid potential movement during screed installation process. Underfloor heating is one of the most effective ways to heat a room and a skillfully installed system will provide even warmth across the floor area.

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The screeding can now be prepared in situ and applied to the floor surface. Your use of the room will help the screeding contractor on which form of screed is best for your needs. After the pouring of the screed there will be at least 24 hours (for advanced and quick drying screeds) before you are able to walk on the surface, and a seventy two hour minimum curing period for the laying of any flooring materials. If you're looking to wind up with a nicely finished and long-lasting floor surface you should follow the manufacturer's guidelines with regard to standard and heavy duty screeds where the waiting period will be increased.

As soon as the screed has hardened it can be checked for quality to ascertain its SR level. The test involves using a 2 metre long straight-edge laid down upon the floor surface and any variations from true are calculated.

  • SR1 - Over the whole area, if there are no disparities of more than 3 millimetres from the straight-edge, then you've got a top quality SR1 specification surface.
  • SR2 - If the screeded surface deviates from the straight edge by five millimetres or less it is classified as SR2 quality and is the standard for commercial and industrial floors.
  • SR3 - For other floors where the quality of finish is relatively inconsequential SR3 is the specification and should have a maximum deviation measurement of 10mm or less.

If you need to check the screed floor for load bearing, a structural engineer is necessary to carry out the testing. This assessment will determine the strength of the screeding and its suitability for the intended use. This can include what's known as a "drop hammer test" which assesses various aspects of the strength and flexibility of the screed. Any screed floor that's got load bearing requirements must be sanctioned by a certified structural engineer following the BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screed Louth, Screeding Louth, Floor Screeding Services Louth, Floor Screeding Louth).

Floor screeding services are available in Louth and also nearby in: Raithby, Hallington, Brackenborough, Legbourne, Acthorpe Top, Little Cawthorpe, Fulstow, Fotherby, Manby, Grimoldby, Kenwick, South Elkington, Little Grimsby, Grainthorpe, Keddington, and in these postcodes LN11 0PX, LN11 0AZ, LN11 0NY, LN11 0AB, LN11 0JT, LN11 0JZ, LN11 0FR, LN11 0WA, LN11 0BU, and LN11 0FG. Locally based Louth floor screeders will likely have the dialling code 01507 and the postcode LN11. Checking this can guarantee you're accessing local screeding. Louth householders are able to utilise these and countless other comparable services. To make enquiries and get estimates for screeding, click the "Quote" banner.

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When the nature of your floor's surface means that a bit of flexibility is necessary, it may be an advantage to apply a latex floor screed, rather than one with a rigid finish. Latex screeds come in 2 parts - a bag and a bottle - with a bottle that contains liquid latex, and a bag that contains a cement powder. Whereby water is normally used in a screed mix, this is replaced with the latex liquid, which makes it more flexible than standard screeds, and quicker drying.

This latex product is used for levelling-out sub-floors prior to the laying of your chosen decorative surface. This is suitable for use on subfloors of wood, asphalt, concrete, sand/cement and stone tiles, to provide a smooth, resilient surface that's perfect for the application of adhesives. This latex floor screed will provide a crack-free, flexible finish, even if there is movement in your sub-floor.

When using a "floating" screed, i.e. when a screed is being laid over a membrane of either acoustic or thermal insulation, screed thicknesses of 50-75mm may be necessary, and latex flooring screeds aren't appropriate for this purpose.

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There is a variety of work that can be carried out by your local Louth floor screeding specialist including commercial floor screeding, sand and cement floor screed, structural screeds, liquid screeding Louth, damp proof membranes, floor resurfacing, anhydrite screeding, rapid drying screeds, lightweight screeding, polished screeding, screeding advice, external screeding Louth, floor repairs, unbonded screed, residential floor screeding, bonded screed Louth, flow screeding, shop floor screeding Louth, floor screeding price quotes, floor screeding, decorative floor screeding Louth, screed surveys, substrate floor preparation in Louth, underfloor heating installations, polished screed flooring in Louth, floor insulation, self-levelling screeding, thin bed floor screeding Louth, floor screeding tools, rapid strength screeds, and more floor screeding tasks. These are just a few of the duties that are conducted by those specialising in floor screeding. Louth contractors will be delighted to keep you abreast of their full range of services.

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Managing the waste that's created when doing home refurbishments or property makeovers in Louth, is one of the big downsides to conducting this sort of project. Some floor screeding will generate very little waste, while others could result in quite a lot - it just depends on the circumstances of your specific project. When you get your price quotes you should ask if the waste removal has been included, otherwise you'll have to make arrangements to do this yourself.

Regardless of whether the tradesman is sorting this out or you're doing it yourself, hiring a skip will usually be the best option for waste removal. If you've never hired a skip before, you may not be aware that skips come in different volumes and sizes. As a rough guide, mini-skips hold 2 yards of waste, midi-skips hold 4 yards of waste, builders skips hold 6 yards of waste and roll-on-roll-off skips hold 20 yards of waste. Skip bags generally hold 1-1.5 yards of waste.

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Also find: Little Cawthorpe floor screeding, Grimoldby floor screeding, Brackenborough floor screeding, Little Grimsby floor screeding, Keddington floor screeding, South Elkington floor screeding, Manby floor screeding, Fotherby floor screeding, Fulstow floor screeding, Kenwick floor screeding, Raithby floor screeding, Grainthorpe floor screeding, Acthorpe Top floor screeding, Hallington floor screeding, Legbourne floor screeding and more. Almost all of these villages and towns are serviced by contractors who do screeding. Possessing the expertise and skills required for delivering top-notch flooring services, these competent specialists are well-equipped. For both domestic and commercial properties, their expertise in screeding guarantees that the work is carried out to the utmost standards. Local homeowners can get estimates by going here.

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