Floor Screeding Maesteg Wales (CF34): A professional floor screeder can assist with renovations, level an uneven or damaged floor or help to install underfloor heating on your Maesteg property, when necessary. Floor screeding gives a smooth, level finish to a coarse sub-base, and will allow you to lay a suitable flooring material, (tiles, carpets, boards etc) over it. Floor screeding provides a durable, quality floor surface for almost any room.
FLOOR SCREEDING CONTRACTORS MAESTEG
An established screeding specialist in Maesteg will have knowledge and experience to help you achieve a perfectly finished floor in whichever size room you're renovating. They will be able to assess your project and determine the correct type of screed you need and the best strategy for applying it.
Your screeding specialist will also let you know if a structural engineer is necessary for your undertaking, to evaluate point loadings, flex strength and load requirements that your flooring may require to conform with building regulations and British Standards.
Bringing in a skilled and highly trained specialist will ensure that you get the right type offor the room's allocated usage and get the optimum lifespan out of the resulting flooring. There are numerous types of floor screed and picking the right mix and laying approach is critical to achieve a quality floor that is durable and fit for purpose.
Make sure that you get two or three quotes for your Maesteg based screeding project and also ask what standard of finish each estimate is for. For domestic properties an estimate will usually be given for a Surface Regularity (SR) standard of SR1 or SR2. Each of the three SR levels deliver different levels of finish, with SR1 being the highest, with the smallest amount of deviation over the area of the floor. This could mean that you may need to rectify any patches that could cause problems when putting down your final flooring material.
The rules and regulations laid down in the British Standards BS8204 have to be observed by any Maesteg floor screeding company and they must also be certified by the manufacturers of specialist screeding materials (Flowcrete, Gypsol, Cemfloor etc.) to demonstrate their safe working practices and competence. A company holding such accreditation proves that they have been assessed and trained in the use of these screeding products and can deliver a high quality service in all areas of their installation.
Commercial screeders in Maesteg will generally tackle larger floor screeding projects in factories, warehouses, salons, shopping centres, hospitals and schools.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - Used in residential flooring projects where the combination of sand and cement is good for standard floor traffic usage. Five parts sand to one part cement is the typical mixture for standard screed. The standard screed dries at a rate of 1mm thickness per day.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The professional's choice for domestic use over the top of underfloor heating. This is because of the increased strength and protection against thermal shrinkage and cracking offered by the fibres within the screed mix. It dries out at an identical rate to a standard screed, at about one millimetre per day.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where levels of traffic are expected to be high or heavy loading of the floor is necessary, heavy duty screeds offer maximum durability and strength.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A latex and cement formula which can achieve the highest standard of finish to SR1 levels. It's mainly needed to provide a high quality floor over the top of a damaged or poor quality substrate and results in a surface onto which all types of flooring materials can be laid. They can be as little as 1mm in depth, and because of the latex polymers, will still provide a high strength finish.
Polymer Screeds - These provide an extremely high level of strength with a minimal thickness. Manufacturer's guidelines for setting times differ across the various product ranges.
Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - As the name would suggest, this screed dries at a quicker rate and allows you to use the screeded area much faster. Drying out at a rate of 3-7mm, determined by the mix, they are generally a fibre reinforced type of screed and are perfect for flooring projects which have tight schedules.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Preparation is vital for a top quality screed surface that will be durable and hard wearing. It is important that all contaminants such as grease, oil, paint or loose debris is eliminated from the floor before laying any screed, since these can affect the adhesion process that a good quality screed needs.
If cleaning products have been used it is important to remove any traces of detergent or soap, and allow the floor surface to dry naturally. It is essential to fix any crevices or cracks in the surface to avoid them being mirrored and "travelling" upwards into your freshly screeded floor. During a site survey the screeding company will be able to see what preparation work is needed before starting to work on screeding the floor.
Before the screeding can be poured a damp proof membrane (DPM) will have to be installed to shield the final flooring and screed from moisture. The DPM is made out of thick polythene sheeting and various layers might be used to serve as a moisture barrier and air insulating layer for the screeding.
A supplementary air-tight barrier could be needed if your building is in an area that's known to be susceptible to radon. A simple air-tight membrane may be suitable in areas with low radon emissions, but in more serious situations there may need to be a more sophisticated ventilation and extraction system to take away any harmful radon gases.
As soon as the floor base has been prepared and any DPMs installed, a sealer or primer is then put on. These primers and sealers will make sure that the screed bonds successfully to the floor base and help to create a top quality finished floor. Equipment such as airless sprays are used to apply a primer or sealant, by professional screeding companies in Maesteg observing the manufacturer's guidelines and safety advice.
Before the screeding is poured, any under floor heating will now be installed. The heating pipes and cabling are firmly attached to insulation panels to prevent any movement and make sure they are held in the correct position. Under floor heating is one of the most efficient ways to heat a room and a skillfully installed system will provide even warmth in all areas of the floor.
The screeding can now be prepared in situ and applied to the base surface. Your use of the room will help the screeding contractor on which sort of screed is ideal for your needs. Be aware that even advanced and quick drying screeds have a minimum of 24 hours before you can walk on any screeded surface and a minimum seventy two hours before any floor coverings can be laid. Such timescales will be longer for heavy duty and standard screeds and the manufacture's instructions should be followed to accomplish the optimal finish and longevity of the floor.
Once the screeding has set it can be checked for quality to confirm the SR standard. The test involves the use of a 2m straight edge laid down upon the surface and any variations from true are calculated.
- SR1 - Over the entire area, if there are no deviations of more than 3 millimetres from the straight-edge, then you have a top level SR1 standard surface.
- SR2 - The standard flooring in commercial and industrial builds is classed as SR2 and has a maximum possible deviation of 5mm across the entire floor surface.
- SR3 - For other floors where the finish is relatively unimportant SR3 is the classification and has a deviation measurement of ten millimetres or less.
If you need to check the floor for load bearing, a structural engineer is needed to perform the tests. This assessment will ascertain the overall strength of the screed and its suitability for the intended use. The screed will be subjected to what's known as a drop hammer test to gauge flexibility and strength at different points. Any screed floor that has point load requirements must be sanctioned by a trained structural engineer heeding the British Standards BS8204 regulations. (Tags: Screeding Maesteg, Floor Screeding Services Maesteg, Floor Screed Maesteg, Floor Screeding Maesteg).
Floor screeding services are available in Maesteg and also in: Tondu, Dyffryn, Blaengarw, Glanllynfi, Garth, Pontycymer, Caerau, Sarn, Nantyffyllon, Llangynwyd, Bryncethin, Bryn, Aberkenfig, Coytrahen, and in these postcodes CF34 0PA, CF34 0HP, CF34 0TG, CF34 0AA, CF34 9AS, CF34 0UG, CF34 0LN, CF34 0BF, CF34 0HD, CF34 0SZ. Local Maesteg floor screeders will likely have the postcode CF34 and the telephone dialling code 01656. Click on the "quote" banner or form to get info on screeding services in your area.
Screed Floor Removal
Existing screed can be removed from a surface through the process of. Often, when refurbishing or upgrading a a floor in Maesteg, it is a necessary undertaking. The removal process requires specialist techniques and equipment to successfully break up and remove the screed layer. This enables the surface to be prepared for new floor covering or other modifications. The safe and efficient removal of the old screed is assured by professional contractors skilled in screed floor removal, offering the floor a fresh start for design changes, repairs or upgrades. (62299 - Floor Screed Removal Maesteg)
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Also here, local home and property owners can obtain screeding estimates.: Glanllynfi floor screeding, Bryn floor screeding, Caerau floor screeding, Dyffryn floor screeding, Garth floor screeding, Blaengarw floor screeding, Tondu floor screeding, Coytrahen floor screeding, Bryncethin floor screeding, Nantyffyllon floor screeding, Sarn floor screeding, Aberkenfig floor screeding, Llangynwyd floor screeding, Pontycymer floor screeding and more. These and other towns and settlements are catered for by and associated tradesmen. These seasoned specialists, by virtue of their expertise and skills, are capable of delivering the best quality flooring services. Screeding is an art that they have mastered, making sure that the work is completed to the highest possible standards, whether it’s for residential or commercial properties. By clicking
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