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Floor Screeding Tunbridge Wells Kent (TN1): If you have a damaged or uneven floor, are aiming to install under floor heating or are restoring a property or basement in your Tunbridge Wells property, it is a good time to think about bringing in a professional floor screeder. A screed is used to create a smooth floor surface on top of a rough concrete sub-base and give a good foundation for your choice of top flooring material. The screed is a vital procedure to guarantee a high quality and durable finish to the whole floor structure.

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A professional floor screeding contractor in Tunbridge Wells will have all the know-how and experience to help you achieve a perfect floor in whichever shape or size of room you are renovating. They'll be able to advise you on the right type of screed that your project requires, and the best methods for applying and installing it.

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They'll likewise assess if a structural engineer is needed to ensure any flex strength, point loadings and load bearing are met as laid down in construction and building regulations.

Working with a skilled and qualified flooring specialist will guarantee you get the appropriate kind of screed for the room's intended usage and get the maximum lifespan out of your flooring. There are many kinds of floor screeding and picking the right mix and installation method is vital to achieve a quality floor that is both fit for purpose and durable.

Before selecting a floor screeding company from the many operating in the Tunbridge Wells area, ask to what standard of finish they're basing their quotation, and also make sure that you get multiple estimates. The estimate could be based on what is called the SR, or Surface Regularity calculation. SR2 and SR3 might be cheaper options, however the floor screeding finish might have deviations and errors, whilst SR1 guarantees a perfect quality of finish. An SR2 or SR3 standard might mean there will be ridges or flat spots that could cause problems when laying your final floor surface.

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The regulations laid down in the British Standards BS8204 must be observed by any Tunbridge Wells floor screeding company and they must also hold accreditation with the manufacturers of specialist screeding materials (Cemfloor, Flowcrete, Gypsol etc.) to verify their competence and safe working practices. A company holding such accreditation indicates they have been assessed and trained in the use of these products and can offer a top notch service in all aspects of their installation.

Commercial screeders in Tunbridge Wells will usually undertake floor screeding projects in shops, schools, factories, hospitals, restaurants and warehouses.


Standard Screeds - This is ideal for basic domestic use and is a blend of sand and cement. This mix uses a 5 to 1 ratio of sand to cement. This 5 to 1 ratio standard screed will set hard at a rate of one millimetre per day after application.

Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Developed for maximum strength and durability in areas where traffic is high or specific loading of the floor base is necessary.

Polymer Screeds - These provide an extremely high level of strength with a reduced thickness. Because of their different chemical compositions, polymer screeds have varying setting times which you can verify by viewing manufacturer's guidelines.

Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A latex and cement solution which can achieve the highest standard SR1 finish. It is largely needed to provide a smooth, level floor over a poor quality or damaged substrate and enables all types of flooring materials to be used. Even with a depth of just 1mm, the latex polymers within the mixture provide a high strength surface for a wide range of uses.

Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If there is a need to progress urgently with the work owing to time constraints, this screed dries more speedily than standard screeds. Drying at a rate of 3-7mm/day, subject to the mixture, they are normally a fibre reinforced type of screed and are great for flooring projects which have tight schedules.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - The expert's choice for domestic use on top of underfloor heating. The greater flex and strength provided by the fibres within this screed mix help protect the flooring from thermal cracking and shrinkage. It has a drying rate of one millimetre per day.

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To enable the screeding to be of a high quality finish that is durable and hard wearing, time should be devoted to fully preparing the area before any screeding material is poured. The original floor surfaces should be cleaned to eradicate any debris, oil, grease and paint that might adversely affect the bond of the screeding.

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Any cleaning chemicals used during this stage should leave no residues, and the floor surface must be allowed to dry out naturally. At this point cracks need to be repaired since these can easily travel up through your newly laid screed and be visible in the completed floor surface. A decent Tunbridge Wells screeding installer will take note of these issues during the on-site survey and make sure that all preparations are finished before applying the next stages of the screeding process.

Before the screeding can be poured a damp proof membrane (DPM) will have to be installed to shield the final flooring and screed from moisture. There may be two or three layers of different thickness polythene to act as a barrier between the screed and the insulation layer.

If the area is susceptible to radon then an additional barrier is needed to stop this harmful gas from entering from the ground. A simple air-tight membrane might be enough in areas with relatively low emissions of radon, however in more serious cases there might need to be a more sophisticated extraction and ventilation system to remove any harmful radon gas.

The final stage of the surface preparation process is the painting or spraying of a primer or sealer. A primer assists in the screed bonding correctly to the base surface and different types exist according to which screed type is being used. Due to their special nature, only skilled screeding contractors in Tunbridge Wells should be entrusted with using them correctly, safely and through the use of bespoke equipment for the task.

If you're installing under floor heating, this is the time that it will need to be correctly set out and installed. The underfloor heating system is laid out in the correct pattern and attached firmly to insulation panels to prevent any movement during screed pouring. Underfloor heating is one of the most efficient ways to heat a room and a skillfully installed system will produce even level of warmth in all areas of the floor.

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The screed can now be mixed and prepared on site and applied to the base. Your screeding contractor will give you advice on which sort of screed is suitable for your requirements, in line with your intended use of the room. Remember that even quick drying screeds have a minimum of twenty four hours before you can walk on any screeded surfaces and a minimum three days before any flooring materials can be fitted. If you're using heavy duty or standard screeds the setting time is longer and the manufacturer's guidelines must be adhered to so as to get the best finish to your floor.

You can check the SR standard of the finished screed once it is hard enough for walking on. The test involves using a two metre long straight-edge laid down upon the floor surface and any deviations from true are calculated.

  • SR1 - Disparities of three millimetres or less being measured over the whole area shows your screed floor to be of the highest quality and classified as SR1.
  • SR2 - SR2 is for standard commercial and industrial floors and can deviate from the straight-edge by up to 5 millimetres.
  • SR3 - SR3 is utility standard where a perfect finish is not required. This specification can have a maximum permissible deviation of ten millimetres.

It might also be necessary for a structural engineer to do a soundness test. Using specialist equipment the structural engineer will establish the screeded surface strength and its suitability for use in a load bearing environment. The screeding could be given a drop hammer test to assess strength and flexibility at specific points. The precise testing and measurement tools mean this can only be carried out by a certified structural engineer following the guidelines of BS8204. (Tags: Floor Screeding Services Tunbridge Wells, Floor Screed Tunbridge Wells, Screeding Tunbridge Wells, Floor Screeding Tunbridge Wells).

Floor screeding is available in Tunbridge Wells and also in: Bidborough, Matfield, Ashurst, Speldhurst, Rusthall, Penshurst, Groombridge, Brenchley, Mark Cross, Fordcombe, Tudeley, Frant, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Bells Yew Green, and in these postcodes TN1 1XR, TN1 1TR, TN1 1EZ, TN1 1JB, TN1 1UP, TN1 2AN, TN1 1WT, TN1 1YX, TN1 1UQ, and TN1 1PE. Local Tunbridge Wells floor screeders will probably have the telephone dialling code 01892 and the postcode TN1. Verifying this can make sure that you access locally based screeding. Tunbridge Wells householders are able to benefit from these and lots of other related services. If you want to obtain a price quote for screeding services, you can easily do so by clicking on the "Quote" banner.

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When a floor's surface needs a bit of flexibility, it may be better to use a latex self-levelling floor screed. Latex floor screeds usually comprise 2 parts - a cement-based smoothing compound, and a liquid latex component. Whereby water is normally used in a screed mix, this is replaced with the liquid latex, meaning it is more flexible than standard screeds, and quicker drying.

Used for levelling sub-floors, this latex product creates a surface for the installation of your chosen floor finish. This screed is suitable for substrate made from concrete, asphalt, wood, sand/cement or stone tiles, is perfect for the application of flooring adhesives and gives a durable and smooth surface. If your sub-floor has any movement in it, this type of screed will give you a flexible, crack-free finish, on which your chosen floor coverings can be laid.

When using a "floating" screed, for example when screeding is being laid over underfloor heating, depths of 50-65mm may be necessary, and latex screeds are not suitable in this case.

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Home improvements, property revamps and even modest do-it-yourself projects are well known for the volume of waste which is created and needs to be got rid of. Even though floor screeding is not one of those tasks that usually generates lots of waste, that isn't always the case, and it will depend on the scale of your specific installation. If waste removal is not provided for in the job quote, you will have to make your own arrangements, because quite a few tradesmen don't have the facility to do this.

If this job is left for you to do, you could think about hiring a skip. Skips come in various sizes depending on your needs, and deciding what sort of skip to order is important. You can choose from a mini-skip (2-3 yrds), a midi-skip (4-5 yds), a builders skip (6-8 yds), or a roll-on-roll-off skip (20-25 yds), or for small projects you can even go with the skip bag alternative.

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Also find: Tudeley floor screeding, Speldhurst floor screeding, Royal Tunbridge Wells floor screeding, Bells Yew Green floor screeding, Bidborough floor screeding, Matfield floor screeding, Groombridge floor screeding, Mark Cross floor screeding, Penshurst floor screeding, Rusthall floor screeding, Ashurst floor screeding, Frant floor screeding, Fordcombe floor screeding, Brenchley floor screeding and more. Practically all of these areas are served by contractors who do screeding. These professionals, with their necessary expertise and skills, excel in providing the best quality screeding solutions. Skilled in the art of screeding, they ensure exceptional quality work, whether it's for residential or commercial properties. For local householders seeking floor screeding services, it's a quick and simple process to obtain quotes and gather information. All you need to do is click here.

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