Floor Screeding West Bridgford

West Bridgford Screeding & Floor Levelling Services

Floor Screeding West Bridgford Nottinghamshire (NG2): A professional floor screeding company can help with renovations, level a damaged or uneven floor or help install underfloor heating on your West Bridgford home, when needed. Floor screeding provides a smooth finish to a basic sub-base floor, and will allow you to lay a suitable flooring material, (boards, carpets, tiles etc) over it. Floor screeding will provide a high quality and durable finish for almost any room.

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It doesn't matter how big or small the room is that you require to be levelled, a trustworthy floor screeding company in West Bridgford will have the necessary knowledge, equipment and skills to give you a superb standard of service. They'll be able to assess the project and determine the correct sort of screed you require and the best strategy for applying it.

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They'll additionally assess if a structural engineer is needed to ensure any load requirements, flex strength and point loadings are met in accordance with construction and building regulations.

Working with a qualified and highly trained specialist will ensure that you get the appropriate type of screed for the room's anticipated purpose to extend the lifespan of your flooring. There are numerous kinds of screeding and choosing the appropriate mix and installation method is vital if you are to achieve a top quality floor that's long-lasting and fit for purpose.

There are a number of screeding specialists in and around West Bridgford so try to get multiple quotations for your screeding project before selecting a company and know to what standard of finish is it for. The estimate may be based on what's called the Surface Regularity, or SR number. SR1 is the best standard, and while SR2 and SR3 might be less expensive at first glance, they do not guarantee a totally even or flat floor surface. Any errors in the screeding can cause problems in laying flooring because of indentations, flat spots, ridges in the surface.

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British Standards BS8204 lays out the guidelines and regulations that all West Bridgford screeding contractors are required to follow, and if working with 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 that they've been assessed and trained in using these products and can offer a high standard of service in all aspects of their installation.

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

TYPES OF SCREED

Standard Screeds - A blend of sand and cement which is acceptable for basic domestic use. 5 parts sand to 1 part cement is the usual mixture for standard screeds. This 5 to 1 ratio standard screed will dry out at a rate of one millimetre per day after applying.

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Polymer Screeds - An extremely high strength flooring solution where a reduced thickness is required. Polymer screeds are made by a number of manufacturers and owing to their diverse chemical compositions have specific curing times for each individual product.

Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where traffic levels are expected to be high or heavy loading of the floor is required, heavy duty screeds offer maximum strength and durability.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - The expert's choice for residential use on top of underfloor heating. The greater flex and strength offered by the special fibres in the screed mix help protect the resulting floor from shrinkage and cracking due to heat. The screed will set hard at a rate of roughly 1mm/day.

Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - When the highest possible standard of finish is required this mixture of latex and cement is used to produce SR1 quality floor screeding. The self-levelling compound provides a clean and level surface over a rough substrate or damaged floor to enable all forms of flooring materials to be laid. 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.

Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - As the name suggest, this screed dries quickly and allows you to use the floor area much faster. These are usually a fibre reinforced screed that dries out at a rate of between three and seven millimetres per day and are employed in time dependent flooring projects.

SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION

Preparation is essential for a quality finished screed surface that will be durable and hard wearing. The original floor surfaces should be cleaned to remove any grease, oil, paint and debris which might adversely affect the bond of the screed.

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If cleansing products were used it is vital to remove any remnants of soap, detergent etc, and leave the surface to dry naturally. If screeding over a cement or stone floor all cracks should be repaired to stop them from "travelling" through your screed layer and resulting in imperfections on the finished surface. A site survey will allow your West Bridgford screeding specialist to identify these preparation areas and complete them before commencing to pour the screeding.

A damp proof membrane (DPM) will be put down once the preparation work has been done to prevent ground dampness affecting the screeding and floor materials. There could be two or three layers of varying thickness polythene to act as barriers between the insulation layer and screed.

If your home is situated in an area where radon is present an extra barrier layer is essential to stop radon gas from seeping through. If radon gas occurs in severe doses then a full extraction and ventilation system might be needed underneath the screed which will remove any gases that are seeping in from ground level.

Once the base has been prepared and all membranes installed, a primer or sealant is then put on. Primers assist with the bonding process and are specialist applications according to the sort of screed that is being used. Because of their specialist nature, only qualified screeding specialists in West Bridgford should be entrusted with using them correctly, safely and using equipment that is made for the task.

Before the screeding can be laid, any under floor heating will now set out and installed. The cables and heating pipes are securely mounted on insulation panels to stop any movement and make sure they're positioned correctly. Warmth is evenly spread across a floor area in an expertly installed under floor heating system, and in conjunction with it being an effective method of heating, it is an excellent choice for most West Bridgford renovation projects.

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If you are not putting in under floor heating the screed can now be mixed and prepared on site and laid. Your proposed use of the room will assist your screeding contractor on which type of screed is best for your requirements. After the application of the screed there'll be at least twenty four hours (for quick drying and advanced screeds) before you can walk on the surface, and a 72 hrs minimum curing time before the laying of any floor coverings. If you are laying standard or heavy duty screeds the drying time is increased and you must observe the manufacturer's guidelines so as to get the best possible finish to your floor.

You can check the SR standard of the completed screeding as soon as it is hard enough for walking on. The test involves using a 2 metre long straight-edge laid on the floor surface and any deviations from true are calculated.

  • SR1 - Over the whole area, if there are no deviations greater than 3 millimetres from the straight-edge, then you have a top quality SR1 specification surface.
  • 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 basic utility standard where a quality finish is not required. This level allows for a maximium deviation of 10mm.

It may also be necessary for a structural engineer to perform a soundness test. This assessment will determine the overall strength of the screed and its suitability for the proposed use. The screeding could be given a "drop hammer test" to determine strength and flexibility at various points. The precise measurement and testing tools mean this can only be conducted by a certified structural engineer obeying the guidelines of BS8204. (Tags: Screeding West Bridgford, Floor Screeding Services West Bridgford, Floor Screed West Bridgford, Floor Screeding West Bridgford).

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Latex Screeding West Bridgford

It is best to use a latex screed when a degree of flexibility is needed in a floor's surface. Latex floor screeds typically comprise two parts - a cementitious powder and a latex liquid mixture. Where water is normally used in a screed mix, this is replaced with the liquid latex, which makes it quicker drying and more flexible than other types of screed.

Prior to the installation of the final decorative surface, this latex product is used for levelling-out sub-floors. This screeding is appropriate for sub-floors made from asphalt, concrete, sand/cement, wood or stone tiles, is perfect for the application of adhesives and gives a smooth, durable surface. If your sub-floor has a bit of movement in it, this latex floor screed will give you a crack-free, flexible finish, onto which your final floor coverings can be laid.

With "floating" screeds, for instance when a screed is being laid over a layer of either thermal or acoustic insulation, latex floor screeds won't be suitable. Floating screeds with a depth of 50-75mm are usually used over underfloor heating.

Screed Floor Removal West Bridgford

Screed floor removal is the process of removing existing screed from a surface. Floor renovations or upgrades often call for this step to be carried out. The removal process requires specialist techniques and equipment to successfully break down and remove the layer of screed. The surface can be prepared for new floor covering or other modifications, thanks to this. Contractors who are skilled in screed removal ensure the safe and efficient removal of the old screed, enabling a fresh start for the floor, whether it's for repairs, upgrades or design changes. (33345)

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