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Floor Screeding Rainham Essex (RM13): If you have an uneven or damaged floor, are restoring a property or basement or are aiming to install underfloor heating, then getting in touch with a specialist floor screeding service in Rainham is the best solution. Floor screeding delivers a smooth, level finish to a rough sub-base floor, and enables you to lay a suitable flooring material, (carpets, tiles, boards etc) over it. A floor screed is a key aspect of most building and renovation projects in Rainham.

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Supplying the experience and proper working practices to establish a perfect base for your floors, a floor screeding company in Rainham can assist you with whatever shape or size of room you are remodeling. Once your screeding project has been diligently evaluated, they'll be in a position to inform you of the appropriate kind of screed needed for your project, and how best to apply it.

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The screeding specialist will also tell you if a structural engineer is required for your project, in order to evaluate point loadings, load bearing and flex strength that your screed floor might need to conform with building regulations and British Standards.

The skills and training that a qualified screeding contractor brings to your project should guarantee a high quality result and help in extending the lifespan of your floors. There are many types of floor screeding and choosing the correct mix and laying process is vital to create a high quality floor that is hard-wearing and fit for purpose.

Before picking out a screeding specialist from any based in the Rainham area, ask to what standard of finish they are basing their quote, and also ensure that you get multiple quotes from different companies. The quote should be based on what's known as the Surface Regularity, or SR number. Each of the 3 SR levels offer different levels of finish, with SR1 offering the best, with the smallest amount of deviation over the area. Any errors or imperfections in the screeding may cause issues with laying flooring because of indentations, flat spots, ridges in the surface.

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The regulations laid down in the British Standards BS8204 have to be observed by all Rainham floor screeding contractors and they should also be certified by the manufacturers of any specialist screeding materials (Flowcrete, Cemfloor, Gypsol etc.) to verify their safe working practices and competence. A company holding accreditations shows they have been trained and assessed in the use of these screeding products and can offer a high standard of service in all areas of their installation.

For the screeding of floors in shops, hospitals, warehouses, hotels, schools and factories, dedicated Rainham commercial screeders will be needed.


Standard Screeds - This is acceptable for regular residential use and comprises a mixture of cement and sand. The standard screed is a mixture of five parts sand to one of cement. This five to one ratio standard flooring screed will set hard at a rate of one millimetre per day after applying.

Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - A latex and cement material which can achieve the highest standard of finish to SR1 levels. It's primarily used to produce a clean, smooth floor over a poor quality or damaged substrate and enables all types of flooring materials to be used. Even with a depth of just one millimetre, the latex polymers within the mixture provide a high strength surface for a wide range of uses.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - Used with underfloor heating systems and is the preferred option in these projects. This is because of the increased durability and protection against thermal cracking and shrinkage offered by the special fibres within the screed mix. The screed will dry out at a rate of 1mm/day.

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Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed designed for high load and heavy traffic areas where maximum durability and strength is very important.

Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If there's a need to move forward urgently with the work due to time limitations, this screed dries much faster than standard screeds. Most of the fast drying screeds are of the fibre reinforced kind and are suitable for a whole host of flooring projects where the speedier drying rate of 3-7mm/day is a big advantage.

Polymer Screeds - These provide a high level of strength with a lower thickness. Maker's guidelines for curing times are different across the product ranges.


To ensure that the screeding is of a good quality finish that is durable and hard wearing, time should be spent on fully preparing the area before any screeding material is laid. Any grease, oil, debris and paint on the existing floor surface can affect the bonding of the screed, and must be eliminated.

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If cleansing products have been used it's crucial to remove any traces of soap or detergent, and leave the surface to dry naturally. At this point any cracks need to be repaired since these can travel up through a newly laid screed and be visible in the completed surface. An on-site survey will allow the screeding contractor to pinpoint this preparation work and tackle it before commencing to pour the screeding layer.

A damp proof membrane (DPM) will be applied once the preparation work has been done to prevent ground dampness affecting the flooring materials and screed. The DPM is made from thick polythene sheeting and various layers could be used to act as a moisture barrier for the screed.

If your property is situated in an area where radon gas is present a supplementary barrier layer is needed to stop radon gas from seeping through. This could be as simple as an air-tight membrane, or in more serious situations a ventilation system will be installed under the floor screed to draw out any inflow of radon gas from the ground.

The final stage of surface preparation is the spraying or painting of a sealant or primer. Primers and sealers help the bonding process and are special applications according to the type of screed that is being applied. Owing to their specialist nature, only trained screeders in Rainham are capable of using them safely and correctly and using bespoke equipment for this task.

Under floor heating can now be installed and checked before the screed is applied. The heating pipes and wires are securely mounted on insulation panels to stop any movement and ensure they're laid in the correct position. Underfloor heating is one of the most efficient ways to heat a room and a skillfully installed system will provide even warmth across the floor area.

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Obviously, if you're not putting in under floor heating, you can just bypass this step and apply the floor screed. Your screeding company will give you guidance and advice on which type of screed is appropriate for your requirements, in line with your proposed use of the room. After the application of the screed there's a minimum 24 hours (for advanced and quick drying screeds) before you can walk on the surface, and a 72 hrs minimum setting time before any floor covering installation. If you are laying heavy duty or standard screeds the setting time is increased and the manufacturer's guidelines must be followed in order to get the best possible finish to your floor.

As soon as the screed has solidified it can be quality checked to determine its SR level. The standard SR test involves the use of a 2 mtr long straight-edge to check for any variations in the screeded surface.

  • SR1 - Over the entire screed area, if there are no deviations greater than three millimetres from the straight-edge, then you have a top specification SR1 standard surface.
  • SR2 - The standard flooring in commercial and industrial builds is normally SR2 and has a maximum deviation of 5mm across the entire floor surface.
  • SR3 - SR3 is basic utility standard where a perfect quality finish isn't required. This level allows for a maximium deviation of 10 millimetres.

There may also be a requirement for a structural engineer to perform a soundness test. Using specialised equipment the engineer will assess the screed surface strength and suitability of use in a load bearing setting. This should include what is known as a "drop hammer test" which assesses various aspects of the flexibility and strength of the screed. Only certified structural engineers obeying the British Standards BS8204 regulations are allowed to conduct these tests and sign off on the structural safety of screed flooring. (Tags: Screeding Rainham, Floor Screeding Services Rainham, Floor Screeding Rainham, Floor Screed Rainham).

Screeding services are available in Rainham and also nearby in: Elm Park, Wennington, Emerson Park, Rush Green, Heath Park, Corbets Tey, Hacton, North Ockendon, Cranham, and in these postcodes RM13 7PR, RM13 7HH, RM13 7BP, RM13 7PS, RM13 7LT, RM13 7QU, RM13 7TP, RM13 0BH, RM13 0BJ, and RM13 7JU. Local Rainham floor screeders will likely have the postcode RM13 and the dialling code 01708. Checking this out should confirm you access locally based screeding. Rainham home and business owners are able to utilise these and various other similar services. Just click the "Quote" banner to make enquiries and obtain floor screeding quotations.

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Granolithic Screeding

Granolithic screeding is a popular flooring material that's widely used in heavy-duty environments because of its strength and durability. It's made from a mixture of sand, aggregate, cement, and sometimes pigments, which are combined to make a mortar-like mixture. The mixture is poured onto the floor and then smoothed out to a level surface.

Granolithic screeding is generally used in commercial and industrial buildings as well as in high-traffic areas in residential buildings. It is also commonly used in areas where abrasion and chemical resistance are needed. The resulting surface is hard and smooth, which makes it easy to clean and maintain, and provides an excellent base for other flooring products.

The granolithic screeding process involves preparation of the concrete base, mixing the screed mixture, laying the mixture, and giving it time to cure. Proper application and curing techniques are crucial for the longevity and strength of the screed. The screed must be completely cured before any further flooring materials are installed.... READ MORE.

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There's likely to be quite a lot of waste created when you are undertaking any sort of home refurbishments or property revamps in Rainham. Whether or not a lot of waste is created by your screeding will depend on the specifics of your particular project, sometimes there will be a lot of waste, sometimes not so much. It could be the case that the removal of waste is listed in the quote, since many tradespeople are quite happy to remove waste as part of the project. Make sure you check this, as you may well be stuck with handling your own waste removal.

Whether you're left with doing this yourself, or the tradesman is dealing with it, a skip will sometimes be required. Skips are available in all shapes and sizes, so there's bound to be one out there to suit your precise needs. The volumes of the most widely used skips are skip bags 1-1.5 yds, mini-skips 2-3 yds, midi-skips 4-5 yds, and builders skips 6-8 yds.

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There are a number of different tasks that can be completed by your local Rainham floor screeding company including substrate floor preparation, underfloor heating installation, rapid strength screeds in Rainham, thin bed floor screeding Rainham, screed bathroom floors, cheap screeding, lightweight screeding, resin floor screeds Rainham, screeding quotes Rainham, pumped screeds Rainham, floor screeding tools in Rainham, screed aftercare, screeded kitchen floors, screed flooring, external screeding, floor screeding, floor noise dampening in Rainham, decorative floor screeding Rainham, concrete screeds, fibre reinforced screeding, bonded concrete floor screeding, liquid screeding Rainham, floor insulation, floor restoration in Rainham, coloured floor screeding Rainham, floor screed repairs, screed surveys & testing, damp proof membranes in Rainham, sand floor screed Rainham, office floor screeding, floor levelling, acoustic flooring solutions, underfloor heating screed in Rainham, and more floor screeding tasks. Listed are just an example of the tasks that are accomplished by those installing floor screeding. Rainham specialists will tell you about their entire range of floor screeding services.


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Also find: Rush Green floor screeding, Emerson Park floor screeding, Elm Park floor screeding, Heath Park floor screeding, Hacton floor screeding, Wennington floor screeding, Corbets Tey floor screeding, Cranham floor screeding, North Ockendon floor screeding and more. There are companies who specialise in screeding in practically all of these towns and villages. These competent professionals, by virtue of their knowledge and expertise, are capable of delivering high-quality flooring solutions. When it comes to screeding, be it for domestic or commercial properties, they ensure that the work is performed to the highest possible standards. Local home and business owners can get quotations by clicking here. Do you have floors that need screeding? Don't delay - get a quote today!

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(This screeding Rainham article was created on 04-04-2024)

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