Floor Screeding Tilehurst

Tilehurst Screeding & Floor Levelling Services

Floor Screeding Tilehurst Berkshire (RG31): A professional floor screeding company can assist with renovations, help install underfloor heating or level a damaged or uneven floor on your Tilehurst property, when necessary. A screed is used to generate a smooth floor surface over a rough concrete sub-base and provide a firm base for your choice of top flooring material. If you want your floors to last a long time then a floor screed is one of the most important factors in any building or renovation task.

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It does not matter how small or large the area is that you require to be levelled, an established screeding company in Tilehurst will have the appropriate skills, know-how and equipment to provide you with a superb level of service. They will assess your project and figure out the appropriate type of screed you require and how best to apply it.

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It may be necessary, based on the intended use of the space, for a structural engineering survey to conform to building regulations on flex strength, point loadings and load requirements of the screed floor.

Qualified and skilled trades-people are essential to a successful outcome and will extend the life of your floor by using the correct type of screed for the proposed purpose of your room. Picking the correct screeding materials and the method of installation is critical if you want to finish up with a durable and quality finish for your floor surface.

There are numerous screeding contractors in the Tilehurst area so try to get multiple estimates for your screeding project before picking a contractor and know to what standard of finish it's for. The Surface Regularity (SR) finish is the number to look for when receiving a quotation from Tilehurst floor screeding companies. SR1 is the best standard, and whilst SR2 and SR3 may be more cost-effective at first glance, they don't guarantee a perfectly flat or even surface. Any error in the screeding can cause problems in laying flooring owing to flat spots, ridges, indentations in the surface.

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Every Tilehurst screeding company must stick to British Standards (BS8204) and ought to have some form of accreditation from the manufacturers of screeding materials and equipment, for instance Cemfloor, Flowcrete, Gypsol. This accreditation program demonstrates a contractor's performance and training in the usage of a manufacturer's merchandise.

Tilehurst commercial screeders could be involved in screeding floors in warehouses, schools, pubs, hospitals, factories and shops.


Standard Screeds - This is acceptable for regular domestic use and is a combination of cement and sand. The standard screed is a mixture of 5 parts sand to 1 of cement. This 5:1 ratio standard screed will dry out at a rate of 1mm per day after laying.

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Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - When the highest possible standard of finish is needed this blend of cement and latex is employed to achieve SR1 level floor screeding. Typically used to finalise a damaged floor or poor substrate level to enable the laying of a new flooring surface, such as tiles over the top of it. This liquid screed can be laid to a thickness of only 1mm, but will still provide a high strength surface to take a varied selection of flooring finishes.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - The favoured choice by professional installers for use with underfloor heating systems. The improved flex and strength provided by the special fibres within the screed mix help protect the resulting floor from cracking and shrinkage due to heat. At roughly 1mm per day, it has an identical drying rate to standard floor screed.

Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Designed for maximum durability and strength in areas where traffic is high or heavy loading on the floor base is required.

Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - As the name suggest, this screed dries rapidly and allows you to use the floor area much sooner. They are typically a fibre reinforced screed that dries out at a rate of between 3-7mm/day per day and are employed in time critical projects.

Polymer Screeds - An extremely high strength solution where a reduced thickness is needed. Owing to their different chemical compositions, these polymer screeds have varying drying times which you can verify by viewing manufacturer's guidelines.


Screeding installers will need to fully prepare the area before proceeding with any other work in order to guarantee a hard wearing and quality screed flooring. Any paint, debris, oil and grease on the original floor level can affect the bonding of the screed, and must be removed.

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Any cleansing products which are used in this phase shouldn't leave any residues, and the floor base must be allowed to dry out naturally. At this stage cracks should be mended as these can easily travel up through the laid screed and be visible in the completed floor surface. A reputable Tilehurst screeding installer will pick up on such aspects during a site survey and ensure all preparations are finished before pressing on with the next steps in the screeding process.

To shield the screeding layer and flooring materials from dampness rising up through the ground, a damp proof membrane (DPM) will have to be laid. There could be 2 or 3 layers of varying thickness polythene to act as a barrier between the screed and the insulation layer.

If your property is located in an area where radon is found an additional barrier layer is essential to stop radon gas from entering. If radon gas occurs in severe doses then a full extraction and ventilation system might be needed underneath the layer of screed which will remove any gases that could seep in from ground level.

As soon as the base has been properly prepared and any membranes installed, a sealer or primer is then put on. Primers help the bonding process and are specialist applications specifically designed for the type of screed that is being used. Devices such as airless sprays will usually be used to apply a sealant or primer, which should be done by qualified screeding companies in Tilehurst observing the manufacturer's guidelines and safety advice.

Before any screed can be poured, any underfloor heating will now be laid out. The under floor heating system will be carefully positioned and attached firmly to insulation panels to avoid any movement during screed application. Underfloor heating is one of the most efficient ways to heat a room and a properly installed system should give an even warmth all over the floor.

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Needless to say, if you're not fitting under floor heating, you simply skip this step and apply the screeding. Your use of the room will assist the screeding contractor on what sort of screed is ideal for your needs. After the pouring of the screed there'll be at least 24 hours (for quick drying screeds) before you can walk upon the surface, and a 72 hours minimum curing period before any floor covering installation. If you're using standard or heavy duty screeds the curing time is longer and you should observe the manufacturer's guidelines so as to get the best possible finish for your floor.

You can check the SR level of the finished screeding once it is hard enough for walking on. The test involves the use of a 2m long straight-edge laid on the floor surface and any variations from true are calculated.

  • SR1 - Over the entire screed area, if there are no disparities greater than 3 millimetres from the straight-edge, then you've got a top quality SR1 specification surface.
  • SR2 - SR2 is the classification for standard floors in industrial and commercial projects and can deviate from the straight-edge by up to 5mm.
  • SR3 - If the deviation around the whole space is 10mm or less the quality of the screeding is specified as SR3 and is the standard required for garage and utility areas.

If you need to check the screeded floor for load bearing, a structural engineer is required to carry out the testing. Using specialist equipment the engineer will ascertain the screeded surface strength and viability of use in a load bearing setting. A "drop hammer test" will be conducted at various areas on the screed and the outcomes recorded. Any screed flooring that's got point load requirements must be okayed by a certified structural engineer following the BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screeding Services Tilehurst, Screeding Tilehurst, Floor Screeding Tilehurst, Floor Screed Tilehurst).

Floor screeding services are available in Tilehurst and also nearby in: Reading, Collins End, Nuney Green, Purley on Thames, Trench Green, Bradfield, Sulham, North Street, Sulhamstead, Whitchurch on Thames, Burghfield, Whitchurch Hill, Calcot, Mapledurham, Englefield, Chazey Heath, Caversham, Upper Basildon, Pangbourne, Tidmarsh, Theale, and in these postcodes RG31 5PD, RG3 5AU, RG30 4XG, RG3 5DQ, RG3 5BQ, RG3 4NE, RG30 4ST, RG3 5DH, RG3 5BP, RG3 5DF. Local Tilehurst floor screeders will likely have the postcode RG31 and the dialling code 0118. Checking this out should guarantee that you're accessing local floor screeding. Tilehurst home and business owners can utilise these and countless other building related services.

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When a floor's surface needs a certain degree of flexibility, it is better to use a latex screed. Latex floor screed comes in two parts, a bag and a bottle, with the bag containing a cement powder, and a bottle that contains a liquid latex. The latex liquid part replaces the water that is used in other types of screed, making it quicker drying and more flexible.

Prior to the installation of the final decorative surface, this latex compound is used for levelling subfloors. This screeding is suitable for use on substrate of wood, sand/cement, quarry tiles, concrete and asphalt, to give a smooth, resilient surface that's ideal for the application of adhesives. Even when there is a bit of movement in your subfloor, this type of floor screed will give you a crack-free, flexible finish.

Latex flooring screeds are not appropriate where a "floating" screed is desired, for example when a screed is being laid over a layer of either thermal or acoustic insulation, such as might be the case when you're screeding on top of underfloor heating, and screed depths of 50mm-65mm may be required.

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Also find: Sulhamstead floor screeding, Collins End floor screeding, North Street floor screeding, Caversham floor screeding, Purley on Thames floor screeding, Whitchurch Hill floor screeding, Tidmarsh floor screeding, Calcot floor screeding, Reading floor screeding, Upper Basildon floor screeding, Bradfield floor screeding, Whitchurch on Thames floor screeding, Mapledurham floor screeding, Chazey Heath floor screeding, Theale floor screeding, Nuney Green floor screeding, Sulham floor screeding, Pangbourne floor screeding, Trench Green floor screeding, Burghfield floor screeding, Englefield screeding services and more. All of these areas are covered by companies who do floor screeding. Tilehurst property owners can get quotes by clicking here.

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Screeding Around Tilehurst: Over the last twelve months screeded floors were professionally installed in the following Tilehurst streets: Uffington Close, Church End Lane, Macarthur Close, Chichester Road, Hildens Drive, Hayfield Close, The Meadway, Pegasus Court, Riley Road, Gratwicke Road, Thicket Road, Routh Lane, Conwy Close, Woodland Drive, Tyle Road, Lambeth Court, St Michael's Road, Oakdale Close, Pierce's Hill, Aylsham Close, Tree Close, Ash Road, The Triangle, Little Oaks Drive, Green Acre Mount, Maiwand Gardens, Hursley Close, Welland Close, and in these Berkshire postcodes: RG31 5PD, RG3 5AU, RG30 4XG, RG3 5DQ, RG3 5BQ, RG3 4NE, RG30 4ST, RG3 5DH, RG3 5BP, RG3 5DF. These places recently saw activity by specialists in screeding. Tilehurst residents benefited from high quality and competent floor screeding services in every case.

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