Floor Screeding Walton-on-the-Naze Essex (CO14): A professional floor screeder can help with renovations, help to install under floor heating or level an uneven or damaged floor on your Walton-on-the-Naze home, when needed. Floor screeding provides a smooth finish to a rough sub-base, and enables you to lay your final layer of flooring material, (carpets, boards, tiles etc) over it. If you want your floors to last then floor screeding is the most important factor in any renovation or building project.
FLOOR SCREEDING CONTRACTORS WALTON-ON-THE-NAZE
It matters not how large or small the room is that you need levelling, a certified floor screeding contractor in Walton-on-the-Naze will have the appropriate expertise, equipment and know-how to offer you an outstanding level of service. After analyzing your project they will advise you about the perfect choice of screed and which strategy for laying it is most suitable for your circumstances.
It may be necessary, contingent on the intended use of the room, for a structural engineering survey to abide by building regulations on flex strength, load requirements and point loadings of the screed floor.
Bringing in a skilled and qualified contractor will guarantee you use the correct sort of screed for the room's proposed usage and get the optimum lifespan out of the resulting flooring. There are many kinds of floor screed and picking the correct mix and laying technique is critical if you are to achieve a quality floor that is long-lasting and fit for purpose.
There are numerous screeding companies in the Walton-on-the-Naze area so see if you can get multiple quotes for your floor screeding project before choosing a company and know to what standard of finish is it for. For domestic properties a quotation will usually be provided for an SR (Surface Regularity) calculation of SR1 or SR2. Each of the 3 SR levels offer different standards of finish, with SR1 offering the best, with the lowest amount of deviation over the surface area. An SR2 or SR3 level might mean there will be ridges or flat spots that might cause problems when putting down your final flooring surface (tile, wood, carpet etc).
British Standards BS8204 lays down the regulations and guidelines that all Walton-on-the-Naze screeding installers are required to follow, and if using specialist screeding solutions, (Cemfloor, Gypsol, Flowcrete etc), they should be approved by the manufacturers as being skilled and trained in their use. A contractor holding accreditations proves they've been assessed and trained in using these screeding products and can deliver a high standard of service in all areas of their installation.
For larger floor screeding projects in hospitals, schools, shopping centres, warehouses, factories and restaurants, specialist Walton-on-the-Naze commercial screeders will be required.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - A mixture of sand and cement which is ideal for everyday residential usage. The ratios involved in standard screeds are five parts sand to one part cement. After laying a standard flooring screed dries out at a rate of 1mm/day.
Polymer Screeds - When a reduced thickness of floor is necessary on account of building requirements, a polymer screed offers an extremely high strength solution to this problem. Manufacturer's guidelines for drying times differ across the various product ranges.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - Mostly used with underfloor heating and is the favoured choice in such projects. The increased flexibility and strength offered by the fibres within this screed help protect the resulting floor from shrinkage and cracking due to heat. It has a setting rate of one millimetre per day.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - When the highest possible standard of finish is needed this mixture of latex and cement is used to create SR1 level screeding. Primarily used to improve a damaged floor or poor substrate level so as to lay a brand new flooring surface, such as vinyl planks over the top of it. They can be as little as 1mm thick, and thanks to the latex polymers, will still provide a high strength finish.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Developed for maximum durability and strength on floors where traffic is expected to be high or specific loading of the floor base is required.
Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - As the name would suggest, these screeds dry rapidly and allow you to use the floor area much sooner. The vast majority of the fast drying screeds are of the fibre reinforced kind and are suitable for a whole host of flooring projects where the faster drying rate of 3-7mm/day is a welcome advantage.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Good preparation is crucial for a quality finished screed surface that will be durable and hard wearing. Any oil, grease, debris and paint on the existing floor level can affect the adhesion of the screed, and must be removed.
If any products were used during this stage it is important to ensure that no residues of soaps, detergents or other cleaning products are left on the floor surface and it is permitted to dry out naturally. If screeding over a cement or stone floor any cracks should be mended to prevent them from "travelling" up through the screed layer and causing imperfections on the final floor surface. A skilled Walton-on-the-Naze screeding installer will address such aspects during the site survey and make sure that all preparations are completed before pressing on with the next steps in the screeding process.
Before any screeding can be poured a DPM (damp proof membrane) will have to be installed to shield the final flooring and screed from moisture. Different gauges of specialised polythene could be used as a DPM and also serve as a barrier for the screed and any insulation panels.
If the area is at risk from radon gas then an additional barrier is necessary to prevent the gas from entering via the ground. If radon is present in large amounts then a full ventilation system might be needed under the screed which will extract any gases that might seep in from the ground.
Once these stages have been completed the screeders will apply a primer or sealant to the prepared base surface. Primers assist with the bonding process and are special applications specifically designed for the kind of screed being used. These substances need experienced contractors to apply them in the right ratios by using tailor-made equipment, such as airless sprays.
Underfloor heating can now be installed and tested before screeding is poured. The underfloor heating system is laid out in the correct pattern and firmly mounted on insulation panels to avoid potential movement in the course of the screed application. Warmth will be spread evenly across the floor in a properly fitted underfloor heating system, and coupled with it being an effective method of heating, it is a great choice for most Walton-on-the-Naze home restoration projects.
If you're not fitting underfloor heating the screed can now be prepared in situ and laid. The requirements of the room will determine the sort of screeding used. After the pouring of the screed there is at least 24 hours (for advanced and quick drying screeds) before you can walk upon the surface, and a 72 hour minimum setting time before any floor material installations. Manufacturer's drying instructions for standard and heavy duty screeds must be observed in order to achieve a quality finish and provide an even and stable floor surface.
Once the screeding has solidified it can be quality checked to verify its SR standard. The basic SR test uses a 2 metre straight edge to check for any variations in the screeded surface.
- SR1 - Deviations of 3 millimetres or less as measured over the whole floor area shows your screed to be of the finest quality and is classified as SR1.
- SR2 - If the floor surface deviates from the straight edge by 5 millimetres or less it is considered SR2 level and is the standard for commercial and industrial projects.
- SR3 - For other floors where the quality of finish is comparatively unimportant SR3 is the specification and should have a deviation measurement of ten millimetres or less.
If you need load bearing checks, a structural engineer is needed to carry out the testing. The assessment will ensure your newly laid screeded surface is viable for the load point requirements specified in the site survey. This can include a "drop hammer test" which records specific data on the strength and flexibility of the screed. The precise measurement and testing tools mean this can only be carried out by a fully qualified structural engineer observing the BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screeding Services Walton-on-the-Naze, Floor Screeding Walton-on-the-Naze, Floor Screed Walton-on-the-Naze, Screeding Walton-on-the-Naze).
Floor screeding services are available in Walton-on-the-Naze and also in nearby places like: Beaumont, Weeley, Weeley Heath, Great Oakley, Kirby le Soken, Kirby Cross, Thorpe-le-Soken, Frinton-on-Sea, Tendring, Little Clacton, Great Holland, Holland-on-Sea, Little Oakley, and in these postcodes CO14 8QL, CO14 8QH, CO14 8DH, CO14 8NT, CO14 8DX, CO14 8EW, CO14 8LF, CO13 0AU, CO13 0TJ, CO14 8PB. Local Walton-on-the-Naze floor screeders will likely have the phone code 01255 and the postcode CO14. Checking this out should guarantee you access local screeding. Walton-on-the-Naze home and business owners can benefit from these and countless other related services.
Latex Floor Screed Walton-on-the-Naze
When a bit of flexibility is required in a floor's surface you may find that the use of a latex self-levelling screeding will be best. Latex floor screed comes in 2 parts, a bag and a bottle, with the bag containing a cement based smoothing compound, and a bottle that contains a liquid latex additive. Latex screeds are quicker drying and more flexible than standard screeds, because the water which is normally used is substituted with the liquid latex.
This latex screed compound is used to level a sub-floor before the final decorative surface is installed. This is appropriate for sub-floors made of quarry tiles, sand/cement, wood, concrete or asphalt, is perfect for the application of flooring adhesives and gives a resilient and smooth surface. Even where there's a bit of movement on your subfloor, this type of screeding will produce a flexible, crack-free finish.
With a "floating" screed, for instance when an unbonded screed is being laid over a layer of either acoustic or thermal insulation, latex screeds will not be suitable. Floating screeds with a thickness of 50 to 65 millimetres are typically used over underfloor heating.
Skip Hire Walton-on-the-Naze
Home improvements, property revamps and even small-scale DIY projects are well known for the amount of waste that is generated and needs to be gotten rid of. Your specific floor screeding project might produce very little waste, and there again it could produce a lot. When you get your price quotes you will need to ask if the removal of waste has been included, otherwise you will have to arrange this yourself.
One of the simplest and most hassle-free ways to get rid of this waste is to hire a skip. To match your precise needs, you can select from an array of skip sizes. You can choose between 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 you could even opt for a skip bag.
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Tools Needed by a Floor Screeding Specialist
- Floor Profile
- Spiked Roller
- Straight Edge
- Knee Protection
- Tape Measure
- A Long Spirit Level
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