Floor Screeding Market Harborough Leicestershire (LE16): When you are upgrading your Market Harborough property that has uneven or damaged floors, or perhaps converting a cellar or basement to useable living area, a professional floor screeding specialist should be your first port of call. Before it's possible to lay a final floor covering, whether it is carpet, tile or wood, the floor base should be as flat as possible; this is why floor screeding is essential. Floor screeding can provide a high quality and durable floor surface for almost any room.
FLOOR SCREEDING EXPERTS MARKET HARBOROUGH
A dependable screeding contractor in Market Harborough will have know-how and experience to help you achieve a perfectly finished floor in whatever size or shape of room you're renovating. They'll be ready to advise you on the correct type of screed that your project requires, and the best methods for applying and installing it.
It may be a requirement, according to the intended use of the area, for a structural engineering survey to conform with building regulations on flex strength, point loadings and load requirements of the screed floor.
A skilled and qualified work force is imperative for a successful outcome and will extend your floor's lifespan by using the right type of screed for your room's anticipated purpose. Selecting the correct screeding materials and the best installation technique is vital if you want a durable and quality finish for your floor surface.
There are many screeding companies in and around Market Harborough so see if you can get multiple quotes for your screeding project before choosing a contractor and know to what standard of finish is it for. The Surface Regularity (SR) finish is the figure to watch out for when receiving a quotation from Market Harborough screeding contractors. SR1 is the highest level, and whilst SR2 and SR3 may be less costly initially, they do not guarantee a totally even or flat floor surface. Any errors or imperfections in the final screeding can cause problems in laying flooring owing to indentations, ridges, flat spots in the surface.
British Standards BS8204 lays out the guidelines and regulations that all Market Harborough screeding contractors is obliged to follow, and if applying specialist screeding solutions, (Cemfloor, Gypsol, Flowcrete etc), they ought to be accredited by the manufacturers as being trained and skilled in their use. A contractor holding accreditations shows they've been trained and assessed in the use of these screeding products and can offer a high quality service in all areas of their installation.
Market Harborough commercial screeders might be involved in screeding floors in boutiques, factories, shopping centres, schools, warehouses and hospitals.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - Used in residential projects where the mix of sand and cement is good for everyday footfall use. The ratios involved in standard screeds are 5 parts sand to 1 part cement. After laying a standard flooring screed mix dries out at a rate of 1mm/day.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where levels of traffic are expected to be high or heavy loading on the floor is required, heavy duty screeds provide maximum durability and strength.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A latex and cement material which can achieve the highest standard of finish to SR1 levels. Primarily used to finish off a poor substrate level or damaged floor to enable the laying of a new flooring surface, such as tiling over it. These can be as little as one millimetre in depth, and thanks to the latex polymers, will still provide a high strength finish.
Polymer Screeds - When a lower thickness of floor is necessary because of construction requirements, a polymer screed offers a high strength solution to this problem. On account of their different chemical compositions, these polymer screeds have varying setting times which can be verified by reading manufacturer's own product guidelines.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The expert's choice for residential use on top of under floor heating. The greater strength and flexibility provided by the fibres within the screed help protect the resulting floor from cracking and shrinkage due to heat. It sets at an identical rate to a standard screed, at about one millimetre per day.
Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If there is a need to use the area in question at the earliest opportunity a fast drying screed may be used. The majority of the fast or advanced drying screeds are of the fibre reinforced kind and are appropriate for a wide variety of flooring projects where the quicker drying rate of three to seven millimetres is a considerable advantage.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Screeding installers will have to carefully prepare the area before any other work so as to ensure a high quality and hard wearing screed flooring. It's important that any contaminants such as debris, grease, oil or paint is eradicated from the base before pouring any screed, since these can affect the adhesion process that a quality floor screed requires.
If cleaning products have been used it is important to remove any residues of detergent or soap, and leave the surface to dry naturally. It is vital to mend any cracks or crevices in the surface to avoid them being reflected and "travelling" up into the newly screeded floor. During a site survey the screeding specialist will ascertain what preparation work is required before starting to work on the actual screeding.
To shield the flooring materials and screed layer from dampness rising up from the ground, a damp proof membrane (DPM) will have to be installed. There may be two or three layers of varying thicknesses of polythene to act as a barrier between the screed and the insulation layer.
A supplementary air-tight barrier may be needed if your home is in an area that is known to be prone to radon gas emissions. This can be just a simple air-tight membrane, or in severe instances an extraction and ventilation system will need to be installed under the floor screed to take away any inflow of air and gas from ground level.
Once the floor base has been prepared and all membranes installed, a sealant or primer is then applied. A primer assists in the screed to bond to the base and different varieties exist based upon which type of screed is being used. Devices such as airless sprays are used to apply a sealant or primer, by qualified screeding contractors in Market Harborough following the manufacturer's guidelines and safety advice.
This is the time that under floor heating can be laid out in the correct manner and installed. The heating pipes and cables are securely mounted on insulation panels to stop any movement and ensure they are positioned correctly. Underfloor heating is one of the most effective ways to heat a room and a professionally installed system will give an even warmth in all areas of the floor.
Naturally, if you are not installing underfloor heating, you simply skip this stage and get on with applying the screed. The specific requirements of the room will dictate the kind of screeding that is used. For quick drying and advanced screeds there'll be at least 24 hours delay before it is able to be walked over, and a further seventy two hours minimum before you are able to lay any flooring materials. If you're aiming to end up with a properly finished and long-lasting floor surface you must stick to the manufacturer's guidelines with regard to heavy duty and standard screeds where the waiting period will be increased.
As soon as the screed has set it can be quality checked to ascertain the SR level. The standard SR test uses a two metre long straight-edge to check for any deviations in the screed surface.
- SR1 - Disparities of 3 millimetres or less being measured across the entire floor area shows your screeding to be of the finest quality and specified as SR1.
- SR2 - The normal standard flooring in industrial and commercial builds is normally SR2 and has a maximum possible deviation of five millimetres across the entire floor.
- SR3 - For utility floors where the finish is relatively unimportant SR3 is the standard and has a maximum deviation measurement of 10mm or less.
It may also be necessary for a structural engineer to perform a soundness test. Using specialised equipment the structural engineer will ascertain the screed surface strength and its suitability for use in a load bearing setting. This will include what is known as a drop hammer test which assesses various aspects of the flexibility and strength of the screed. Only trained structural engineers following the British Standards BS8204 regulations are permitted to carry out these tests and sign off on the structural integrity of a screed floor. (Tags: Screeding Market Harborough, Floor Screeding Services Market Harborough, Floor Screeding Market Harborough, Floor Screed Market Harborough).
Floor screeding services are available in Market Harborough and also in nearby places like: Great Bowden, East Farndon, Braybrooke, Great Oxendon, Stoke Albany, Desborough, Clipston, Ashley, Wilbarston, Marston Thrussell, Little Bowden, Dingley, Lubenham, Theddingworth, Sibbertoft, Foxton, and in these postcodes LE16 0FZ, LE16 7FQ, LE16 0SD, LE16 0BU, LE16 7HJ, LE16 0FD, LE16 7AY, LE16 0EJ, LE16 0SQ, LE16 0ED. Local Market Harborough floor screeders will most likely have the postcode LE16 and the telephone dialling code 01858. Simply click on the "quote" form or banner to get information on screeding services in your location.
There is a wide range of work that can be undertaken by your local Market Harborough floor screeder including rapid strength floor screeds, floor screeding in Market Harborough, floor preparation, polished floor screeding, concrete pumping Market Harborough, floor screeding tools, shop floor screeding in Market Harborough, quick-dry screeds, residential floor screeding Market Harborough, warehouse floor screeding, self-levelling screeding, liquid screeds, bonded concrete floor screeding Market Harborough, floor screed testing, damp proof membranes, acoustic flooring, waterproof screeding Market Harborough, fibre reinforced floor screeding in Market Harborough, and more floor screeding tasks.
The Tools That You Will Need For Screeding a Floor
- Tape Measure
- Knee Protectors
- Floor Profile
- Straight Edge
- Spirit Level
- Spiked Roller
Screeding Enquiries Leicestershire
Recent Leicestershire floor screeding projects: Tudor Abel and Aubree Abel recently enquired about the possibility of screeding the floor of a kitchen in a semi-detached house in Quorndon, Leicestershire. Nathan and Lilianna Egan recently enquired about the possibility of screeding the whole ground floor of a semi-detached house in Stoney Stanton. Herbie Frampton and Ayat Frampton recently enquired about getting a price for screeding a utility room floor in a detached house in Newtown Linford, Leicestershire. Esmae Beck recently requested a quote for screeding the floor of a basement in Donisthorpe. Indigo Kinsella and Lowen Kinsella recently requested a quotation for screeding a kitchen and lounge floor in Harby. Tudor Lewin and Noa Lewin recently enquired about screeding a cellar floor in Glenfields, Leicestershire. Mr and Mrs Horton recently requested a quote for screeding the floor of an extension in Queniborough, Leicestershire. Elliott Hough recently requested a price quote for screeding the floor of a workshop in Sheepy Magna.
Floor Screeding Near Market Harborough
Also: Braybrooke screeding, Great Bowden screeding, Lubenham screeding, Theddingworth screeding, Sibbertoft screeding, East Farndon screeding, Little Bowden screeding, Wilbarston screeding, Dingley screeding, Ashley screeding, Foxton screeding, Great Oxendon screeding, Stoke Albany screeding, Desborough screeding, Clipston screeding, Marston Thrussell and more.
- Market Harborough Indistrial Floor Screeding
- Market Harborough Floor Damp Proofing
- Market Harborough Fibre Reinforced Floor Screeding
- Market Harborough Screeding Services
- Market Harborough Screeding Advice
- Market Harborough Floor Levelling
- Market Harborough Residential Floor Screeding
- Market Harborough Underfloor Heating Installations
- Market Harborough Floor Screeding
- Market Harborough Polished Screed Floors
- Market Harborough Floor Insulation
- Market Harborough Screed Calculator Service
- Market Harborough Fast-Dry Screeding
- Market Harborough Cheap Floor Screeding
Around Market Harborough
Over the last 12 months screeded floors were laid in these Market Harborough streets: Springbank, The Lealands, Dunslade Close, Dingley Road, Church Hill Road, Bowden Road, Acorn Close, Brookfield Road, Berry Close, Brook Lane, Cross Bank, Stanway Close, Stonepit Drive, Bowden Ridge, Beeches Close, Stratton Close, Thornton Crescent, Symington Way, Auriga Street, The Broadway, Chiltern Close, Deepdale, St Nicholas Close, Clarkesdale, Dalby Lane, Andrew Macdonald Close, Albany Road, Sibbertoft Road, Sandringham Way, and in these Leicestershire postcodes: LE16 0FZ, LE16 7FQ, LE16 0SD, LE16 0BU, LE16 7HJ, LE16 0FD, LE16 7AY, LE16 0EJ, LE16 0SQ, LE16 0ED.
For the best local information relating to Market Harborough, Leicestershire look here
Screeding Jobs Market Harborough: Browse screeding jobs near Market Harborough here: Screeding Jobs Market Harborough
Floor screeding in LE16 area, 01858.