Floor Screeding Torquay Devon (TQ1): A professional floor screeder can level a damaged or uneven floor, help with renovations or help install underfloor heating on your Torquay home or business premises, when necessary. Floor screeding provides a smooth finish to a rough sub-base, and enables you to lay a suitable flooring material, (carpets, boards, tiles etc) over the top of it. If you would like your floors to last then floor screeding is one of the most important factors in any renovation or building task.
FLOOR SCREEDING COMPANIES TORQUAY
Whatever size or shape of room you are remodeling, a screeding contractor in Torquay can supply the experience and proper working methods to generate the perfect base for your floors. They will be able to advise you on the right sort of screed that your project requires, and the best methods for applying and installing it.
A professional screeding specialist will also tell you if a structural engineer is needed for your project, in order to check on flex strength, point loadings and load bearing that your flooring may need to conform with building regulations and British Standards.
A skilled and qualified work force is essential to a successful result and will extend your floor's lifespan by making use of the right form of screed for your room's intended purpose. Choosing the correct screeding materials and the method of installation is crucial if you want to finish up with a quality and durable finish for your floor.
Ensure you get at least 2 or 3 quotes for your Torquay floor screeding project and also ask to what standard you're getting a quote. The SR (Surface Regularity) finish is the figure to keep your eye on when receiving a quotation from Torquay floor screeding contractors. SR2 and SR3 may be cheaper options, although the floor screeding finish might have deviations and errors, whilst SR1 guarantees a perfect quality of finish. An SR2 or SR3 level might mean there will be flat spots or ridges that could cause problems when laying your final floor surface.
The regulations specified in the British Standards BS8204 must be followed by all Torquay floor screeding contractors and they must also be approved by the manufacturers of any specialist screeding materials (Flowcrete, Cemfloor, Gypsol etc.) to prove their competence and safe working practices. This accreditation program demonstrates a firm's performance and training in the application of a manufacturer's merchandise.
For larger screeding projects in schools, shopping centres, factories, warehouses, restaurants and hospitals, specialist Torquay commercial screeders will be needed.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - This is perfect for everyday domestic use and comprises a blend of sand and cement. This mix comprises a 5:1 ratio of sand to cement. After laying a standard screed sets at a rate of just 1mm/day.
Polymer Screeds - A high strength flooring solution where a reduced screed thickness is needed. Manufacturer's guidelines for curing times differ across the various product ranges.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If there is a need to use the floor as quickly as possible a fast drying screed can be used. Drying at a rate of 3-7mm, subject to the specialised mix, they are usually a fibre reinforced type of screed and are perfect for projects which have tight deadlines.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - Used to provide the highest quality of finish, especially where SR1 levels are required, by a cement and latex material. Typically used to finish off a poor substrate level or damaged floor in order to lay a new flooring surface, such as tiles on the top of it. These can be as little as one millimetre thick, and thanks to the latex polymers, will still provide a high strength finish.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - Mostly used with underfloor heating systems and is the preferred choice in these projects. This is because of the increased durability and protection against thermal cracking and shrinkage offered by the fibres within the screed. It has a setting rate of 1mm per day.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where levels of traffic are high or heavy loading on the floor is necessary, heavy duty screeds provide maximum strength and durability.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Good preparation is crucial for a top quality screed surface that will be hard wearing and durable. Any grease, oil, debris and paint on the existing floor surface can affect the bonding of the screed, and must be eliminated.
If cleaning products have been used it's crucial to remove any residues of soap or detergent, and allow the floor surface to dry naturally. If screeding over a cement or stone floor any cracks should be repaired to stop them from "travelling" up through a screed layer and causing imperfections on the finished floor surface. During a site survey your Torquay screeding specialist will notice what preparations are necessary before any actual screeding work starts.
Before any screeding can be poured a damp proof membrane (DPM) must be installed to shield the final flooring and screed from moisture damage. The damp proof membrane is made from thick polythene and various layers may be used to act as a moisture barrier and air insulating layer for the screeding.
If your house is located in a place where radon is present an extra barrier layer is needed to stop radon gas from entering. If radon is present in severe doses then a complete extraction and ventilation system might be needed under the layer of screed which will remove any gases that could seep in from ground level.
The final step of surface preparation is the spraying or painting of a sealer or primer. Primers help the bonding process and are special applications according to the sort of screed that is being applied. Owing to their specialist nature, only professional screeding specialists in Torquay should be entrusted with using them safely and correctly and using bespoke equipment for this task.
If you are going to be installing under floor heating, this is the time that it will need to be laid out and installed. The heating pipes and wires are securely attached to insulation panels to prevent any movement and ensure they are positioned correctly. Underfloor heating is one of the most efficient ways to heat a room and a professionally installed system will give an even level of warmth all over the floor.
Obviously, if you're not fitting under floor heating, you simply skip this stage and apply the floor screed. The particular requirements of the room will determine the sort of screeding that is used. For quick drying screeds there will be at least a twenty four hour delay before it can be walked over, and a further Three days minimum before any flooring material can be applied. If you're aiming to wind up with a nicely finished and hard-wearing floor surface you should follow the manufacturer's guidelines with regards to heavy duty and standard screeds where this timescale will be longer.
You can check the SR standard of the completed screeding once it's solidified enough for walking on. Using a 2m straight-edge the floor surface is checked for any ridges, deviations and dips in the surface of the screed.
- SR1 - Disparities of three millimetres or less as measured across the whole floor area shows your screed to be of the highest quality and is categorised as SR1.
- SR2 - The standard flooring in industrial and commercial builds is normally SR2 and has a maximum possible deviation of 5mm across the entire floor.
- SR3 - SR3 is basic utility standard where a perfect quality finish is not required. This classification can have a maximum permissible deviation of ten millimetres.
If you require load bearing checks, a structural engineer is required to carry out the tests. Using specialised equipment the structural engineer will evaluate the screed strength and its suitability for use in a load bearing environment. A "drop hammer test" will be carried out at various areas on the screed layer and the results noted. Any screed flooring that has point load requirements must be okayed by a qualified structural engineer following the BS8204 regulations. (Tags: Floor Screeding Torquay, Floor Screed Torquay, Floor Screeding Services Torquay, Screeding Torquay).
Floor screeding services are available in Torquay and also nearby in: Torre, Maidencombe, Edginswell, Barton, Watcombe, Marldon, St Marychurch, Tweenaway, Hele Cross, Babbacombe, Shaldon, Combe Pafford, Cockington Village, Shiphay, Hollicombe, Paignton, and in these postcodes TQ1 1QX, TQ1 1JH, TQ1 1SF, TQ1 1JG, TQ1 1NR, TQ1 1HA, TQ1 1HJ, TQ1 1SE, TQ1 1PN, TQ1 1DE. Local Torquay floor screeders will most likely have the phone code 01803 and the postcode TQ1. Simply click on the "quote" banner or form to get information on screeding services in your area.
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Tools Needed by a Floor Screeder
- Straight Edge
- Spiked Roller
- Knee Protectors
- Heavy Duty Spirit Level
- Floor Profile
Floor Screeding Near Torquay
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Households in Stone Court, St Lukes Road, Chilcote Close, Swallowfield Rise, The Conifers, Chelston Road, Temperance Street, St Edmunds Road, Brim Hill, Blythswood Crescent, Alexandra Lane, Armada Crescent, Barchington Avenue, St Michaels Close, Torwood Mount, St Lukes Road North, Second Avenue, Sunbury Terrace, Cary Avenue, South Hill Road, Southlands Road, Thurlow Road, Trumlands Road, Swale Close, Cormorant Close, The Crestas, St Marychurch Road, have needed floor screeding just recently. Screeding work was also completed in the following Torquay area postcodes: TQ1 1QX, TQ1 1JH, TQ1 1SF, TQ1 1JG, TQ1 1NR, TQ1 1HA, TQ1 1HJ, TQ1 1SE, TQ1 1PN, TQ1 1DE.
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