Floor Screeding Sevenoaks Kent (TN13): If you are planning to install under floor heating, have a damaged or uneven floor or are restoring a property or cellar in your Sevenoaks home, it is the perfect time to think about contacting a professional floor screeding company. Before you can lay a final floor covering, whether it's wood, tile or carpet, the surface of the floor needs to be as flat as possible; which is why floor screeding is frequently needed. Floor screeding provides a durable, quality finish for almost any room.
FLOOR SCREEDING COMPANIES SEVENOAKS
It doesn't matter how large or small the area you require to be levelled, an established screeding company in Sevenoaks will have the appropriate equipment, expertise and know-how to give you a superb standard of service. After analyzing your project they'll give you advice about the optimal choice of screeding and which method of laying it is most suitable for your situation.
It might be necessary, depending on the intended use of the area in question, for a survey by a structural engineer to conform to building regulations on flex strength, load requirements and point loadings of the screed floor.
The training and skills that a qualified screeding specialist brings to your project will guarantee a high quality outcome and help to prolong the lifespan of your floors. There are many types of screed and selecting the appropriate mix and installation technique is essential if you are to achieve a top quality floor that is both long-lasting and fit for purpose.
Before choosing a floor screeding specialist from the many operating in the Sevenoaks area, ask to what standard of finish they are basing their estimate, and also ensure that you get multiple quotations. The price quote might be based on what is called the Surface Regularity, or SR figure. SR1 is the highest standard, and while SR2 and SR3 may be more cost-effective at first glance, they do not guarantee a totally even or flat surface. An SR2 or SR3 standard may mean there will be flat spots or ridges that could cause problems when putting down your final flooring surface (wood, carpet, tile etc).
The regulations specified in the British Standards BS8204 must be followed by any Sevenoaks floor screeding company and they should also be accredited by the manufacturers of specialist screeding materials (Gypsol, Flowcrete, Cemfloor etc.) to substantiate their safe working practices and competence. This accreditation program highlights a firm's high quality performance and training in the application of a manufacturer's product.
Commercial screeders in Sevenoaks will usually undertake larger screeding projects in shops, hospitals, schools, hotels, factories and warehouses.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - This is perfect for normal residential usage and comprises a blend of cement and sand. This mix comprises a 5 to 1 ratio of sand to cement. After being laid a standard flooring screed dries out at a rate of just 1mm/day.
Polymer Screeds - These provide a high level of strength with a minimal thickness. Manufacturer's guidelines for setting times differ across the various product ranges.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where traffic levels are high or heavy loading of the floor is needed, heavy duty screeds offer maximum durability and strength.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - When a high standard of finish is needed this blend of cement and latex is employed to produce SR1 level screed flooring. Mainly used to finish off a poor substrate level or damaged floor to enable the laying of a brand new flooring surface, such as tiling on the top of it. They can be as little as 1mm thick, and because of the latex polymers, will still provide high strength.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - Mostly used with underfloor heating systems and is the favoured choice in such projects. The improved flexibility and strength provided by the special fibres in the screed mix help protect the floor from cracking and shrinkage due to heat. It has a setting rate of one millimetre per day.
Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If you have to use the floor ASAP a fast drying screed can 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 speedier curing rate of 3-7mm is a considerable advantage.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Preparation is crucial for a quality finished screed surface that will be durable and hard wearing. It is important that all contaminants such as oil, debris, grease or paint is eradicated from the floor before pouring any screed, because these can affect the bonding process that a good quality screed demands.
Any cleansing chemicals used in this process shouldn't leave any residues, and the floor base must be permitted to dry out naturally. If screeding over a stone or cement floor all cracks should be mended to prevent them from "travelling" through your screed layer and resulting in imperfections on the final floor surface. A site survey will allow the screeding contractor to take note of this preparation work and tackle it before commencing to lay the screeding.
To shield the flooring materials and screeding layer from dampness rising up through the ground, a DPM (damp proof membrane) will have to be laid. There might be two or three layers of varying thicknesses of polythene to act as a barrier between the insulation layer and screed.
If the area is at risk from radon then one additional barrier is necessary to prevent this harmful gas from entering via the ground. This can be as simple as an airtight membrane, or in severe situations an extraction and ventilation system is installed under the screed to extract any influx of air and 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 specialist applications according to the kind of screed that's being applied. These products need trained contractors to apply them in the right proportions by using airless sprays and other tailor-made equipment.
This is the time that underfloor heating can be installed and laid out in the correct manner. The heating pipes and cabling are securely attached to insulation panels to stop any movement and make certain that they're laid in the correct position. When professionally installed an under floor heating system is an effective way to warm up a room and decent quality screeding will retain its heat, producing an even heat across the floor.
Of course, if you are not fitting underfloor heating, you can just skip this step and get on with applying the screeding. Your use of the room will help the screeding specialist on which form of floor screed is best for your requirements. Don't forget that even advanced and quick drying screeds have a minimum of 24 hours before you are able to walk on any laid surfaces and a minimum three days before any flooring can be laid. 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 heavy duty and standard screeds where this waiting period will be longer.
The SR level of your screed can be ascertained once it's solidified enough to be stepped onto. The test involves the use of a 2m straight edge laid down upon the surface and any variations from true are measured.
- SR1 - SR1 is the best standard and permits just 3 millimetres of deviation from the straight-edge.
- SR2 - The normal standard flooring in commercial and industrial builds is normally SR2 and has a maximum deviation of five millimetres across the whole floor.
- SR3 - SR3 is utility standard where a quality finish is not needed. This specification allows for a maximium deviation of ten millimetres.
If your screed has been laid with particular load bearing requirements in mind then a structural engineer will be required to perform tests. The assessment will make certain that your newly laid screed is suitable for the load bearing requirements specified in the original site survey. This will include a drop hammer test which records specific data on the flexibility and strength of the screed. Any screeding that's got load bearing requirements must be sanctioned by a fully qualified structural engineer applying the British Standards BS8204 regulations. (Tags: Floor Screed Sevenoaks, Screeding Sevenoaks, Floor Screeding Services Sevenoaks, Floor Screeding Sevenoaks).
Floor screeding services are available in Sevenoaks and also in: Cudham, Ightham, Oldbury, Dunton Green, Twitton, Knockholt, Brasted, Otford, Halstead, Godden Green, Ide Hill, Shipbourne, Shoreham, Westerham, Kemsing, Chipstead, Stone Street, Sundridge, and in these postcodes TN13 1RJ, TN13 1NX, TN13 1PN, TN13 1EQ, TN13 1PJ, TN13 1BB, TN13 1ES, TN13 1BT, TN13 1LP, TN13 1PG. Local Sevenoaks floor screeders will most likely have the postcode TN13 and the telephone code 01732.
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Screeding Enquiries Kent
Latest Kent floor screeding job requests: Katelyn and Vincent Hagan recently asked for an estimate for screeding the floor of a cellar in Wingham, Kent. Daniela Patterson recently enquired about getting a price for screeding a garage floor in a semi-detached house in Hoo St Werburgh, Kent. Ariana O donnell recently requested a quote for screeding an extension floor in Horsmonden, Kent. Daniyal and Maisy Davison recently enquired about the possibility of screeding over an old concrete floor in Chart Sutton. Frank and Lia O hara recently requested a quote for installing underfloor heating and screeding a floor in Densole, Kent. Lawrence Spooner and Niamh Spooner recently enquired about the possibility of screeding the floor of a kitchen and lounge in a detached house in Farningham. Roisin and Alfie-James Spicer recently requested a price quote for screeding a basement floor in Rolvenden. Yusuf Pickard recently enquired about getting a price for screeding a kitchen floor in Eynsford, Kent.
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