Floor Screeding Walton-on-Thames Surrey (KT12): A professional floor screeding company can help install under floor heating, level an uneven or damaged floor or help with renovations on your Walton-on-Thames home or business premises, when necessary. A screed is used to produce a smooth floor surface on top of a rough concrete sub-base and provide a level base for you final flooring material. Floor screeding can provide a high quality and durable surface for any room.
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Whatever size room or area you're remodeling, a screeding specialist in Walton-on-Thames can provide you with the expertise and proper working practices to generate a perfect base for your floors. They will be able to advise you on the right kind of screed that your project requires, and how best to apply and install it.
They will likewise assess if a structural engineer is needed to make certain that any point loadings, load bearing and flex strength are met as laid down in building and construction regulations.
A qualified and skilled work force is necessary for a successful outcome and will extend your floor's lifespan by using the right sort of screed for the intended purpose of your room. Choosing the correct screeding materials and the best installation technique is crucial if you want to end up with a quality and durable finish for your floor surface.
Before deciding on a floor screeding company from the many based in the Walton-on-Thames area, ask to what standard of finish they are basing their price quote, and also ensure that you get multiple quotes. The Surface Regularity (SR) finish is the number to keep your eye on when getting a quotation from Walton-on-Thames floor screeding companies. SR2 and SR3 could be less costly options, but the floor screeding finish could have errors and deviations, whilst SR1 guarantees a perfect quality of finish. Any errors or imperfections in the final screeding can cause problems in laying flooring owing to flat spots, indentations, ridges in the surface.
British Standards BS8204 sets down the regulations and guidelines that all Walton-on-Thames screeding contractors are required to follow, and if working with specialist screeding solutions, (Cemfloor, Gypsol, Flowcrete etc), they ought to be accredited by the manufacturers as being skilled and trained in their use. The training and assessment of a screeding contractor by such manufacturers is underlined by the use of the accreditation scheme, and guarantees safe working practices and reliability on any flooring project which involves their materials.
Walton-on-Thames commercial screeders might be involved in floor screeding in hospitals, shops, schools, salons, factories and warehouses.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - A combination of sand and cement which is perfect for standard residential use. This mix uses a 5:1 ratio of sand to cement. After laying a standard screed dries out at a rate of 1mm/day.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The expert's choice for domestic use over the top of underfloor heating. The greater strength and flex offered by the special fibres in the screed help protect the flooring from thermal shrinkage and cracking. The screed will set hard at a rate of roughly 1mm/day.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where levels of traffic are expected to be high or heavy loading of the floor is necessary, heavy duty screeds offer maximum strength and durability.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - Used to produce the highest quality of finish, especially where SR1 levels are needed, by a cement and latex material. It is mainly needed to provide a smooth, clean floor over a damaged or poor quality substrate and enables all types of flooring materials to be used. Even with a depth of just one millimetre, the latex polymers within the mixture provide a high strength surface for a wide range of uses.
Polymer Screeds - Provides a high level of strength with a minimal thickness. Polymer screeds are made by a number of screed manufacturers and due to their varying chemical compositions have specific drying times for each product.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If you have to use the area in question as soon as possible a fast drying screed can be used. Drying at a rate of three to seven millimetres, depending on the mixture, they are generally a fibre reinforced screed and are ideal for projects which have tight deadlines.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
To enable the screeding to be of a good quality finish which is durable and hard wearing, time should be devoted to preparing the area before any screed is poured. It is crucial that any contaminants such as grease, paint, oil or debris is eliminated from the floor surface before laying any screed, since these can affect the adhesion process that a good quality screed requires.
If any cleaning products were used during this stage it is important to ensure that no residues of detergents, soaps or other cleaning products are left on the floor surface and it is allowed to dry out naturally. At this point any cracks should be mended as these can travel up through your laid screed and be reflected in the finished floor surface. An on-site survey will allow the screeding contractor to identify this preparation work and complete it before beginning to pour the screeding layer.
Before any screeding can be laid a damp proof membrane (DPM) must be put down to protect the screed and final flooring from moisture damage. There may be two or three layers of varying thicknesses of polythene to act as a barrier between the insulation layer and screed.
If your property is situated in a place where radon gas is found a supplementary barrier layer is required to stop radon gas from getting through. A simple airtight membrane might be enough in areas with low emissions of radon, but in more serious situations there may have to be a more complex ventilation and extraction system to remove any ground penetrating radon gases.
Once the floor base has been prepared and all DPMs installed, a sealant or primer is then put on. Sealers and primers help with the bonding process and are special applications according to the type of screed being applied. Custom-made equipment such as airless sprays can be used to apply a primer or sealant, by experienced screeding companies in Walton-on-Thames observing the manufacturer's guidelines and safety advice.
Under floor heating can now be laid out, installed and checked before the screed is applied. Insulation panels will be put in position and the cables and heating pipes will be firmly attached to prevent any movement whilst the screed is being applied. When expertly installed an underfloor heating system is an efficient way to warm a room and good quality screeding will retain its heat, generating an even heat right across the floor surface.
The screeding can now be mixed and prepared in situ and poured onto the base surface. The requirements of the room will dictate the kind of screeding that is used. Be aware that even quick drying screeds have a minimum of 24 hours before you can walk over any screeded surface and a minimum seventy two hours before any flooring materials can be fitted. Manufacturer's drying guidelines for standard and heavy duty screeds should be followed in order to achieve a quality finish and provide a stable and long lasting surface.
As soon as the screeding has solidified it can be checked for quality to verify its SR level. The standard SR test involves the use of a 2 mtr long straight-edge to check for any deviations in the screeded surface.
- SR1 - SR1 is the highest specification and permits just three millimetres of deviation from the straight-edge.
- SR2 - SR2 is for normal standard floors in industrial and commercial projects and can deviate from the straight-edge by as much as 5mm.
- SR3 - SR3 is utility standard where a perfect finish isn't required. This level allows for a maximium deviation depth of 10mm.
If your screed floor has been installed with specific load bearing requirements in mind then a qualified structural engineer will be necessary to perform the assessment. Using specialist equipment the structural engineer will assess the screeded surface strength and viability of use in a load bearing environment. This can include a "drop hammer test" which assesses various aspects of the strength and flexibility of the screed. Any screed flooring that's got point load requirements must be okayed by a fully qualified structural engineer applying the British Standards BS8204 regulations. (Tags: Floor Screeding Services Walton-on-Thames, Floor Screed Walton-on-Thames, Floor Screeding Walton-on-Thames, Screeding Walton-on-Thames).
Floor screeding services are available in Walton-on-Thames and also nearby in: West Molesey, Brooklands, Weybridge, Hampton, Hersham, Shepperton, Ashley Park, Laleham, Sunbury-on-Thames, Hurst Park, Molesey, Kempton Park, Lower Halliford, Addlestone, Esher, Rydens, and in these postcodes KT12 1DE, KT12 2AD, KT12 1JY, KT12 1QD, KT12 1RW, KT12 1JH, KT12 1NW, KT12 1AD, KT12 1HH, KT12 1HW. Local Walton-on-Thames floor screeders will likely have the postcode KT12 and the phone code 01932.
There is a range of work that can be completed by your local Walton-on-Thames floor screeding specialist including floor insulation, shop screeding, acoustic flooring, screeding price quotes, floor renovation, concrete pumping, garage screeding, floor screeding, floor screed repairs, floor preparation, fibre reinforced floor screeding, cellar screeding, liquid screeds Walton-on-Thames, industrial screeding, damp proof membranes Walton-on-Thames, quick-dry screeds in Walton-on-Thames, cheap screeding, domestic screeding, and lots more floor screeding tasks.
Surrey Screeding Enquiries
Recent Surrey floor screeding customer enquiries: Gabriela Crocker and Yahya Crocker recently requested an estimate for screeding the floor of a living room in Great Bookham, Surrey. Nico and Renae Barnard recently enquired about screeding the floor of an extension in Oxshott. Rumaisa and Lenny O hara recently asked for a quote for screeding a cellar floor in Dunsfold. Kathryn Barr and Cameron Barr recently asked for a quote for screeding a kitchen floor in a semi-detached house in Merrow. Denzel Wells and Samantha Wells recently enquired about the possibility of screeding the floor of a utility room in Long Ditton. Arielle Dent and Yash Dent recently enquired about getting a price for screeding the floor of a workshop in Ottershaw, Surrey. Vlad and Georgie O connor recently requested a quotation for installing underfloor heating and screeding a floor in Haslemere. Henri Speight recently requested a quote for screeding a kitchen and lounge floor in Capel.
The Tools You Will Need For Screeding a Floor
- Dappling Bar
- Floor Profile
- Straight Edge
- Knee Protection
- Spirit Level
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Households in Thorneycroft Close, St Michaels Close, Snellings Road, South Avenue, Sullivans Reach, Silverdale Avenue, Stonebanks, The Chestnuts, Shaw Drive, Conyers Close, Cambridge Road, Bowes Road, Trafalgar Drive, Belgrave Close, Thrupps Avenue, Byron Close, Chargate Close, Second Avenue, Terrace Road, Brampton Gardens, Ashley Park Road, The Links, Burlea Close, Annett Road, Southdown Road, Circle Road, Trenchard Close, Crown Close, Cowley Crescent, Station Avenue, have needed floor screeding recently. Screeding work was also completed in the following Walton-on-Thames area postcodes: KT12 1DE, KT12 2AD, KT12 1JY, KT12 1QD, KT12 1RW, KT12 1JH, KT12 1NW, KT12 1AD, KT12 1HH, KT12 1HW.
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