Floor Screeding St Austell Cornwall (PL25): If you have a damaged or uneven floor, are aiming to install underfloor heating or are renovating a property or basement in your St Austell property, then it's the perfect time to consider bringing in a floor screeding professional. A screed is used to produce a smooth floor surface over a rough concrete sub-base and provide a firm base for your choice of top flooring material. Floor screeding can provide a high quality and durable finish for almost any room.
FLOOR SCREEDING CONTRACTORS ST AUSTELL
It doesn't matter how large or small the area you need to be levelled, an established floor screeding company in St Austell will have the necessary equipment, expertise and know-how to provide you with an excellent standard of service. They'll be ready to advise you on the right type of screed your project requires, and the best methods for applying and installing it.
It might be a requirement, depending on the proposed use of the area, for a survey by a structural engineer to abide by building regulations on point loadings, load requirements and flex strength of the screed floor.
The skills and training that a qualified screeding technician brings to your project will guarantee a high quality end result and help in prolonging the life of your floors. Picking the appropriate screeding materials and the best installation technique is critical if you want a quality and durable finish for your floor.
There are several screeding specialists in and around St Austell so see if you can get multiple price quotes for your floor screeding project before picking out a contractor and know to what standard of finish is it for. The quotation may be based on what's called the SR, or Surface Regularity number. SR1 is the highest standard, and whilst SR2 and SR3 might seem less expensive initially, they do not guarantee a perfectly flat or even floor surface. Any errors in the screeding (as might occur with SR2 or SR3) can cause issues with laying flooring because of indentations, flat spots, ridges in the floor surface.
British Standards BS8204 lays out the regulations and guidelines that all St Austell screeding installers are required to follow, and if applying specialist screeding solutions, (Gypsol, Flowcrete, Cemfloor etc), they ought to be certified by the manufacturers as being skilled and trained in their use. The training and assessment of a screeding contractor by a manufacturer is highlighted through the accreditation scheme, and gives assurances of reliability and safe working practices on any project which involves their materials.
St Austell commercial screeders will be involved in the screeding of floors in shopping centres, warehouses, schools, factories, restaurants and hospitals.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - This is perfect for standard domestic usage and comprises a combination of cement and sand. The ratios involved are 5 parts sand to 1 part cement. After being laid a standard flooring screed dries out at a rate of 1mm/day.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed that is designed for high load and heavy traffic areas where maximum strength and durability is necessary.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - Used to provide the highest quality of finish, especially where SR1 levels are required, by a cement and latex solution. This is primarily needed to provide a high quality floor over the top of a damaged or poor quality substrate and results in a surface finish onto which all kinds of flooring materials can be laid. These can be as little as 1mm thick, and due to the latex polymers, will still provide a high strength finish.
Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If you have to use the floor as soon as possible a fast drying screed can be used. Drying out at a rate of 3-7mm, depending on the mixture, they're usually a fibre reinforced screed and are great for projects that have tight deadlines.
Polymer Screeds - A high strength solution where a reduced screed thickness is needed. The curing times for these vary as outlined by proprietary product guidelines.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The preferred option for professionals where underfloor heating is being installed in domestic homes in St Austell. This is because of the increased strength and protection against thermal shrinkage and cracking provided by the fibres within the screed. At about one millimetre per day, it has a similar curing rate to standard screed.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
To enable the screeding to be of a good quality finish that's durable and hard wearing, time should be devoted to carefully preparing the area before any screed is laid. It is important that any contaminants such as grease, oil, paint or loose debris is eradicated from the floor surface before pouring any screed, because these can affect the adhesion capability that a quality floor screed needs.
If any products were used during this stage it is crucial to make certain that no residues of soaps or detergents are left on the surface and it is permitted to dry out naturally. If screeding over a stone or cement floor any cracks should be mended to stop them from "travelling" up through the screed layer and resulting in imperfections on the finished floor surface. An on-site survey will allow your St Austell screeding company to highlight this preparation work and complete it before starting to apply the screed layer.
A DPM (damp proof membrane) will be installed after the preparation work has been done to prevent ground dampness affecting the screed and floor materials. There could be 2 or 3 layers of different thickness polythene to act as barriers between the screed and the insulation layer.
If the area where you live is at risk from radon gas then another barrier is essential to stop the gas from entering from the ground. This could be just a simple air-tight membrane, or in more serious instances a ventilation and extraction system will need to be installed underneath the floor screed to draw out any influx of radon gas from ground level.
As soon as the floor base has been prepared and all membranes installed, a primer or sealant is then applied. Primers help with the bonding process and are specialist applications specifically designed for the type of screed that is being applied. Due to their specialist nature, only professional screeding specialists in St Austell are capable of using them correctly, safely and using equipment which is made for this task.
If required, this is the time that underfloor heating can be laid out in the correct manner and installed. Insulation panels can be put in place and the cabling and heating pipes will be securely mounted so there's no movement whilst the screed is applied. Underfloor heating is one of the most efficient ways to heat a room and a properly installed system should give an even level of warmth in all areas of the floor.
If you aren't installing under floor heating the screed can now be prepared on site and poured. Your screeding contractor will have given you guidance and advice on which kind of screed is best for your needs, according to your proposed use of the room area. After the pouring of the screed there will be a minimum 24 hours (for advanced and quick drying screeds) before you can walk over the surface, and a 72 hrs minimum setting time before the laying of any flooring materials. Manufacturer's drying guidelines for heavy duty and standard screeds must be observed in order to achieve a quality finish and end up with an even and stable surface.
The SR level of your screed can be checked once it's solidified enough to be walked upon. The standard SR test involves the use of a 2m straight edge to check for any deviations in the screed surface.
- SR1 - Over the entire floor area, if there are no deviations greater than 3mm from the straight-edge, then you have a top specification SR1 standard surface.
- SR2 - If the screed has a deviation from the straight-edge of 5 millimetres or less it is classified as SR2 level and is the normal standard for commercial and industrial floors.
- SR3 - SR3 is basic utility standard where a perfect finish isn't required. This level allows for a maximium deviation of 10 millimetres.
If your screeding has been laid with specific load bearing requirements in mind then a qualified structural engineer will be needed to carry out tests. Using specialised equipment the structural engineer will assess the screeded surface strength and its suitability for use in a load bearing setting. The screeding should be subjected to what's known as a drop hammer test to determine strength and flexibility at different points. Any screed flooring that's got load bearing requirements must be okayed by a qualified structural engineer respecting the BS8204 regulations. (Tags: Floor Screeding St Austell, Floor Screed St Austell, Floor Screeding Services St Austell, Screeding St Austell).
Floor screeding services are available in St Austell and also nearby in: Holmbush, Sticker, Duporth, Carlyon Bay, St Mewan, Charlestown, Trewoon, Porthpean, Carclaze, Trethowel, Polgooth, Pentewan, Boscoppa, Mount Charles, Buckler Village, Penwithick, and in these postcodes PL25 3JW, PL25 3EF, PL25 4AF, PL25 3UF, PL25 3LE, PL25 3DU, PL25 3XA, PL25 3FE, PL25 3LF, PL25 4BP. Locally based St Austell floor screeders will probably have the postcode PL25 and the telephone dialling code 01726. Click on the "quote" banner to get info on screeding services in your location.
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Around St Austell
Floor screeding has recently been required in these St Austell areas - Trenowah Road, Avon Close, Highfield Avenue, Tregorrick View, Fairbourne Road, Mayfield Close, Vicarage Hill, Moorland Court, Tinners Way, Chapel Field, Lewis Way, Tregongeeves Cottage, Westbourne Drive, Trenarren View, Roseweek Cottage, Station Yard, Poltair Road, Elm Terrace, Polmarth Close, Lower Woodside, Eddystone Road, Menacuddle Hill, Menacuddle Lane, West Polmear Court, Chapmans Way, Penrice Parc, Boldventure Road, Cuddra Farm, Higher Cuddra, Poltair Crescent, as well as the following local St Austell postcodes: PL25 3JW, PL25 3EF, PL25 4AF, PL25 3UF, PL25 3LE, PL25 3DU, PL25 3XA, PL25 3FE, PL25 3LF, PL25 4BP.
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