Floor Screeding Port Talbot Wales (SA12): When you're restoring your Port Talbot property with uneven or damaged floors, or maybe converting a basement or cellar into a functional living space, a professional floor screeding company should be your first port of call. Floor screeding provides a smooth, level finish to a coarse sub-base, and will allow you to lay your final layer of flooring material, (boards, tiles, carpets etc) on top of it. If you would like your floors to last a long time then a floor screed is one of the most important factors in any renovation or building project.
FLOOR SCREEDING EXPERTS PORT TALBOT
Whatever size or shape of room or area you are renovating, a decent floor screeding company in Port Talbot can supply the expertise and correct working practices to generate the perfect base for your floors. They will be able to advise you on the correct kind of screed your project requires, and the best methods for applying and installing it.
Your screeding contractor will also tell you if a structural engineer is needed for your project, in order to identify flex strength, point loadings and load requirements that your flooring may require to conform with current building regulations and British Standards.
The training and skills that a screeding contractor brings to your project should guarantee a high quality result and help in extending the lifespan of your flooring. Picking the right screeding materials and the best installation technique is vital if you want a quality and durable finish for your floor surface.
There are a number of screeding specialists in and around Port Talbot so make sure you get multiple quotations for your project before selecting a contractor and know to what standard of finish it's for. For residential properties an estimate will normally be given for a Surface Regularity (SR) standard of SR1 or SR2. SR2 and SR3 could be cheaper options, however the finished floor surface might have deviations and errors, whilst SR1 guarantees a perfect finish. This means that you may need to correct any patches that could cause problems when laying your final flooring solution.
British Standards BS8204 lays out the regulations and guidelines that all Port Talbot screeding companies are required to follow, and if applying specialist screeding solutions, (Flowcrete, Cemfloor, Gypsol etc), they must be accredited by the manufacturers as being skilled and trained in their use. The testing and training of a screeding contractor by such manufacturers is underlined through this accreditation scheme, and offers assurances of safe working practices and reliability on any screeding project which involves their materials.
Port Talbot commercial screeders will be involved in screeding floors in schools, factories, shops, salons, warehouses and hospitals.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - Used in domestic projects where the combination of sand and cement is good for everyday floor traffic use. Five parts sand to one part cement is the typical mixture for standard screeds. This 5 to 1 ratio standard flooring screed will dry out at a rate of one millimetre per day after application.
Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If there's a need to use the area in question at the earliest opportunity a fast drying screed may be used. Drying at a rate of 3-7mm, depending on the specialised mix, they are generally a fibre reinforced screed and are ideal for flooring projects which have tight schedules.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A cement and latex material which can produce the highest standard SR1 finish. It's mostly needed to provide a smooth, clean floor over a damaged or poor quality substrate and results in a finish onto which all kinds of flooring materials can be laid. These can be as little as one millimetre in depth, and because of the latex polymers, will still provide a high strength finish.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The expert's choice for domestic use over the top of underfloor heating. The fibres in the screed improve it's durability and strength whilst also safeguarding against thermal shrinkage and cracking. It's got a drying rate of one millimetre per day.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed designed for heavy traffic and high load areas where maximum strength and durability is very important.
Polymer Screeds - When a reduced thickness of floor is necessary due to construction factors, a polymer screed offers an extremely high strength solution to the problem. Polymer screeds are made by a number of screed manufacturers and on account of their diverse chemical compositions have specific drying times for each product.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Screeding installers will have to carefully prepare the area before any other work so as to guarantee a high quality and hard wearing screed flooring. The existing floor surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned to remove any debris, paint, oil and grease that might affect the bond of the screed.
If any cleaning products are used during this stage it's vital to make certain that no residues of soaps or other cleaning products are left on the floor surface and it is permitted to dry out naturally. It is vital to mend any crevices or cracks in the surface to prevent them being reflected and "travelling" up into the freshly screeded floor. A site survey will allow the screeding specialist to pinpoint these preparation areas and finish them before starting to pour the screeding layer.
Before any screeding can be poured a damp proof membrane (DPM) must be put down to shield the screed and final flooring from moisture. The DPM is made of thick polythene and different layers could be used to act as a moisture barrier and air insulating layer for the screeding.
If the area where you live is at risk from radon then an additional barrier is required to stop the gas from entering from the ground. A simple air-tight membrane could be suitable in locations with low radon emissions, but in more serious cases there may need to be a more complex extraction and ventilation system to remove any harmful radon gases.
As soon as these steps have been taken the screeding company will apply a primer or sealer to the prepared base. Primers and sealers help with the bonding process and are special applications according to the sort of screed that's being applied. Equipment such as airless sprays are used to apply a sealant or primer, by certified screeding installers in Port Talbot sticking to the manufacturer's guidelines.
Underfloor heating can now be laid out, installed and checked before screeding is poured. The under floor heating system will be carefully positioned and firmly mounted on insulation panels to avoid potential movement during screed installation process. Warmth is evenly spread across a floor area in a properly fitted underfloor heating system, and coupled with it being an efficient method of heating, it's a good choice for the majority of Port Talbot renovation projects.
Of course, if you are not fitting under floor heating, you simply bypass this stage and apply the screeding. Your proposed use of the room will help your screeding specialist on which form of screed is right for your needs. For quick drying and advanced screeds there will be at least twenty four hours delay before it is able to be walked on, and a further seventy two hours minimum before you are able to lay any flooring materials. This time period is increased for standard and heavy duty screeds and the manufacture's guidelines should be followed to achieve the best finish and longevity of the floor.
You can check the SR standard of the finished screed once it's hard enough to walk on. Using a 2 metre straight-edge the surface is examined for any ridges, deviations and dips in the screed surface.
- SR1 - Over the entire floor area, if there aren't any disparities of more than 3mm from the straight-edge, you've got a top quality SR1 level surface.
- SR2 - The normal standard flooring in industrial and commercial builds is classed as SR2 and has a maximum possible deviation of five millimetres across the whole floor surface.
- SR3 - SR3 is utility standard where a perfect quality finish isn't needed. This level allows for a maximium deviation of 10mm.
If you require load bearing checks, a structural engineer is needed to conduct the tests. This assessment will ascertain the overall strength of the screed surface and the suitability for its intended use. This will include what is known as a drop hammer test which records specific data on the strength and flexibility of the screed. Any screed flooring that has point load requirements must be okayed by a certified structural engineer heeding the British Standards BS8204 regulations. (Tags: Floor Screeding Port Talbot, Floor Screed Port Talbot, Floor Screeding Services Port Talbot, Screeding Port Talbot).
Floor screeding services are available in Port Talbot and also nearby in: Goytre, Duffryn Rhondda, Aberavon, Baglan, Jarsey Marina, Tonmawr, Porthcawl, Bryn, Kenfig, Briton Ferry, Measteg, Llandarcy, Margam, Cymmer, Llangynwyd, Cwmafan, Neath, Pontrhydyfen, and in these postcodes SA11 2HZ, SA12 6JG, SA12 6HB, SA12 6AJ, SA12 6PN, SA12 6AQ, SA12 6DQ, SA12 6HJ, SA12 6DG, SA12 6JT. Locally based Port Talbot floor screeders will likely have the telephone code 01639 and the postcode SA12. Simply click the "quote" banner to get details about screeding services in your location.
Wales Screeding Enquiries
Current Wales floor screeding customer job requests: Shane Cannon and Olivia-Rose Cannon recently requested a quote for screeding the floor of a cellar in Pontycymer. Jimmy Mcintyre recently enquired about the possibility of screeding the floor of a kitchen in a semi-detached house in Abertysswg. Mr and Mrs Martin recently enquired about the possibility of screeding over an old concrete floor in Aberystwyth. Mr and Mrs Rogers recently enquired about screeding the floor of a garage in Carmarthen. Amaan Darlington and Amina Darlington recently enquired about getting a price for screeding a basement floor in Deiniolen, Wales. Kingsley Button recently enquired about the possibility of screeding an extension floor in Ogmore By Sea. Subhan and Marley Emerson recently enquired about the possibility of screeding the floor of a living room in a terraced house in Trefor. Alexandru Purcell recently asked for a quote for screeding the floor of a workshop in Broad Haven, Wales.
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Floor screeders were recently completed for folks living in Curwen Close, Bevan Street, Seaward Avenue, Brynhafod, Strauss Road, Cound Terrace, Stour Vale, Coronation Street, Dan-y-bryn Road, St Albans Terrace, Bryn Road, Alma Terrace, Castle Street, Cefn Ffynnon, Acacia Avenue, Dunraven Place, Albion Road, Chopin Road, The Docks, Brynheulog Place, Tal-y-wern, Cwrt Buchan Lane, Daffodil Close, Aster View, Avon Street, Seabrook Place, Cavell Street, Ty Gwenallt, Brookside Close and these Port Talbot postcodes: SA11 2HZ, SA12 6JG, SA12 6HB, SA12 6AJ, SA12 6PN, SA12 6AQ, SA12 6DQ, SA12 6HJ, SA12 6DG, SA12 6JT.
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