Floor Screeding Westgate-on-Sea

Westgate-on-Sea Screeding & Floor Levelling Services

Floor Screeding Westgate-on-Sea Kent (CT8): If you have a damaged or uneven floor, are renovating a property or cellar or are planning to install underfloor heating, then you'll need to find a professional floor screeding contractor to help you. Floor screeding delivers a smooth finish to a basic sub-base, and will allow you to lay a suitable flooring material, (tiles, boards, carpets etc) over the top of it. A floor screed is an important aspect of most restoration and building projects in Westgate-on-Sea.

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It does not matter how small or large the area you need levelling, a trustworthy floor screeding contractor in Westgate-on-Sea will have the necessary equipment, expertise and knowledge to offer you a superb standard of service. After evaluating your project they'll give you advice about the perfect choice of screeding and which technique for applying it is most suitable for your circumstances.

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It might be a requirement, depending on the proposed use of the space, for a structural engineering survey to abide by building regulations on point loadings, flex strength and load bearing of the screed floor.

The training and skills that a certified screeding technician brings to your project should guarantee a high quality end result and help to prolong the lifetime of your flooring. There are many different types of screed and choosing the right mix and laying technique is crucial to achieve a top quality floor which is long-lasting and fit for purpose.

Before choosing a floor screeding specialist from any based in the Westgate-on-Sea area, ask to what standard of finish they are basing their estimate, and also ensure you get multiple quotes. The estimate might be based on what's known as the SR, or Surface Regularity number. SR2 and SR3 might be less costly options, but the finished floor surface might have deviations and errors, whilst SR1 guarantees a perfect finish. Any errors or imperfections in the screeding can cause problems in laying flooring because of indentations, flat spots, ridges in the surface.

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The guidelines and regulations set out in in the British Standards BS8204 have to be followed by any Westgate-on-Sea floor screeding contractor and they must also be accredited by the manufacturers of any specialist screeding materials (Cemfloor, Flowcrete, Gypsol etc.) to prove their competence and safe working practices. The training and testing of a floor screeding contractor by a manufacturer is highlighted through this accreditation scheme, and gives assurances of safe working practices and reliability on any screeding project which involves their materials.

For larger floor screeding projects in hospitals, factories, pubs, warehouses, shopping centres and schools, skilled commercial screeders in Westgate-on-Sea will be required.

TYPES OF SCREED

Standard Screeds - Used in residential projects where the mix of cement and sand is perfect for standard floor traffic use. The standard screed is a mix of five parts sand to one of cement. This five to one ratio standard flooring screed will set hard at a rate of just one millimetre per day after laying.

Fibre Reinforced Screed - The preferred option where under floor heating is being installed in residential properties in Westgate-on-Sea. The special fibres in this screed mix enhance it's strength and durability whilst also safeguarding against thermal cracking and shrinkage. It has a drying rate of one millimetre per day.

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

Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If there's a need to use the area in question ASAP a fast drying screed can be employed. The majority of the fast drying screeds are of the fibre reinforced kind and are suitable for a wide array of projects where the swifter drying rate of three to seven millimetres is a big advantage.

Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - Used to provide a high quality finish, especially where SR1 levels are required, by a latex and cement compound. It is largely needed to provide a clean, smooth floor over a damaged or poor quality substrate and enables all types of flooring materials to be used. This liquid screed can be poured to a depth of only 1mm, but will still provide a strong surface to take a wide variety of flooring materials.

Polymer Screeds - When a lower thickness of floor is necessary because of building factors, a polymer screed offers a high strength resolution to the situation. The drying times for these vary according to proprietary product guidelines.

SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION

Good preparation is vital for a top quality screed surface that will be durable and hard wearing. Any oil, paint, debris and grease on the existing floor level can adversely affect the adhesion of the screed, and should be eradicated.

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If any cleaning products are used in this process it's crucial to ensure that no residues of soaps, detergents or other cleaning products are left on the surface and it is permitted to dry out naturally. If screeding over a cement or stone floor all cracks should be mended to stop them from "travelling" up through a screed layer and producing imperfections on the final floor surface. An on-site survey will enable your Westgate-on-Sea screeding installer to highlight these preparation areas and complete them before beginning to pour the screeding.

To shield the screed layer and flooring materials from dampness rising up from the ground, a damp proof membrane (DPM) must be laid. Different gauges of specialised polythene may be used as a damp proof membrane and also act as a barrier for the screed and any insulation panels.

If the area is at risk from radon then one additional barrier is necessary to prevent the gas from entering from the ground. An air-tight membrane might be enough in areas with relatively low radon measurements, however in more severe cases there might need to be a more complicated ventilation and extraction system to remove any harmful radon.

Once the base has been prepared and any DPMs installed, a sealant or primer is then put on. These sealers and primers will ensure the screed bonds perfectly to the floor base and help create a high quality finished floor. These substances require experienced contractors to apply them in the appropriate proportions by using bespoke equipment, such as airless sprays.

If you are installing underfloor heating, now is the time that it will need to be correctly set out and installed. Insulation panels can be laid out and the heating pipes and wires will be securely attached to prevent any movement while the screed is applied. When expertly installed an under floor heating system is an excellent way to warm a room and good quality screeding will retain its heat, producing an even heat across the floor.

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Needless to say, if you aren't putting in underfloor heating, you can just ignore this stage and get on with applying the floor screed. Your use of the room will assist your screeding specialist on which kind of screed is ideal for your requirements. For advanced and quick drying screeds there'll be at least twenty four hours delay before it is able to be walked on, and a further 72 hours minimum before any flooring material can be laid over it. If you're using standard or heavy duty screeds the curing time is increased and the manufacturer's guidelines must be followed so as to get the best possible finish for your floor.

As soon as the screeding has solidified it can be checked for quality to verify the SR standard. The test involves the use of a 2 metre straight edge laid on the surface and any fluctuations from true are measured.

  • SR1 - SR1 is the highest specification and permits just 3mm of deviation from the straight-edge.
  • SR2 - SR2 is for normal standard commercial and industrial floors and can deviate from the straight-edge by up to five millimetres.
  • SR3 - If the deviation is 10 millimetres or less the screeding quality is classed as SR3 and is fine for utility and garage areas.

It might also be necessary for a structural engineer to conduct a soundness test. Using specialised equipment the structural engineer will evaluate the screed surface strength and its suitability for use in a load bearing setting. This should include what's known as a "drop hammer test" which assesses various aspects of the flexibility and strength of the screed. The specialist testing and measurement tools mean that this can only be undertaken by a fully qualified structural engineer observing the guidelines of BS8204. (Tags: Floor Screed Westgate-on-Sea, Floor Screeding Services Westgate-on-Sea, Floor Screeding Westgate-on-Sea, Screeding Westgate-on-Sea).


Floor screeding services are available in Westgate-on-Sea and also in nearby places like: Minster, Birchington, Garlinge, Margate, Reculver, Ramsgate, Cliffs End, St Nicholas-at-Wade, Acol, St Peters, Monkton, Manston, Marshside, Cliftonville, Westwood, Broomfield, and in these postcodes CT8 8UZ, CT8 8AS, CT8 8PP, CT8 8EW, CT8 8RQ, CT8 8QX, CT8 8QW, CT8 8PH, CT8 8DT, CT8 8JQ. Locally based Westgate-on-Sea floor screeders will likely have the phone code 01843 and the postcode CT8. Checking this should confirm you are accessing locally based floor screeding. Westgate-on-Sea property owners can utilise these and many other related services.

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When a floor's surface needs a certain amount of flexibility, it is better to use a latex screeding. Latex floor screeds normally comprise two parts - a cementitious powder and a latex liquid additive. The latex liquid additive actually replaces the water which would normally be used in a screed mix, and is quicker drying and much more flexible than standard screeds.

Before the installation of your chosen decorative surface, this latex compound is used for levelling subfloors. Producing a resilient and smooth surface which is ideal for the application of flooring adhesives, this is is suitable for use on sub-floors of sand/cement, asphalt, wood, quarry tiles and concrete. If there's a bit of movement in the sub-floor this type of latex screed will give you a flexible, crack-free finish on which to lay your chosen floor coverings.

Latex screeds are not a suitable choice where a "floating" screed is required, for example when a screed is being laid over a layer of either thermal or acoustic insulation, such as may be the case when you are screeding on top of underfloor heating, and thicknesses of 50mm-75mm may be required. (Tags: Latex Screeding Westgate-on-Sea, Latex Screed Westgate-on-Sea, Latex Screeds Westgate-on-Sea, Latex Floor Screed Westgate-on-Sea).

Screeding Enquiries Kent

Floor Screeding Enquiries Kent

Recent Kent floor screeding projects: Mr and Mrs Boyd recently enquired about getting a price for screeding a floor and installing underfloor heating in Smeeth, Kent. Regan Steadman from Higham, Kent was looking for a local floor screeding company to lay a liquid screed in 2 rooms of his property. Rocco Hodson was searching for floor screeders near Hever, Kent. Brooklyn Hinde in Wye, Kent asked "is there somebody who does floor screeding near me?". Isla and Maxwell Ashman recently requested an estimate for screeding the floor of a lounge and kitchen in Greenhithe. Koby and Annalise Coleman recently asked for a quote for screeding an extension floor in Rolvenden, Kent. Ronnie Mcclymont recently asked for a quote for screeding the floor of a garage in a bungalow in Tovil. Kevin Cumming recently enquired about the possibility of screeding a basement floor in Aylesford, Kent. Most of these Kent home owners did a search for "floor screeding Kent" and found this website on Google, Bing or Yahoo.

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The Tools You Will Need For Screeding a Floor

  • Tape Measure
  • Spade
  • Straight Edge
  • Floor Profiler
  • Knee Protectors
  • Trowel
  • Buckets
  • Gloves
  • Spiked Roller
  • Float
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There's likely to be quite a lot of waste produced when you're undertaking any kind of property makeovers or home refurbishments in Westgate-on-Sea. Some floor screeding will create hardly any waste, while others could result in quite a lot - it depends on the individual circumstances of your particular project. It could be the case that waste removal is mentioned in the quotation, as some screeding companies are quite happy to remove waste as part of the job. Ensure that you establish this, since you might be stuck with doing your own waste removal.

If this task is left for you to do, you could look into hiring a skip. Different skip sizes are available to accommodate the volume of waste that you have. In general mini-skips hold two yards of waste, midi-skips hold four yards of waste, builders skips hold six yards of waste and roll-on-roll-off skips hold twenty yards of waste. Skip bags usually hold one to one and a half yards of waste.

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Also find: Monkton floor screeding, Westwood floor screeding, Ramsgate floor screeding, Garlinge floor screeding, Acol floor screeding, St Nicholas-at-Wade floor screeding, Marshside floor screeding, Cliftonville floor screeding, Birchington floor screeding, Margate floor screeding, Manston floor screeding, Cliffs End floor screeding, Broomfield floor screeding, St Peters floor screeding, Reculver floor screeding, Minster screeding services and more. All of these places are catered for by companies who do floor screeding. Westgate-on-Sea property owners can get price quotes by going here.

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Screeding Around Westgate-on-Sea: Households in Richborough Road, St Mildred's Gardens, St Benet's Road, Ethelbert Square, The Grove, Gordon Grove, St Margaret's Road, Osbourn Avenue, Roxburgh Road, Ryder's Avenue, Queendown Road, College Gardens, Wellesley Road, St Crispin's Road, St Jean's Road, Mountfield Way, Beach Road, Victoria Avenue, Redhill Road, St Margarets Road, The School Close, Ursuline Drive, Carlton Road West, have needed floor screeding recently. Screeding work was also completed in the following local Westgate-on-Sea postcodes: CT8 8UZ, CT8 8AS, CT8 8PP, CT8 8EW, CT8 8RQ, CT8 8QX, CT8 8QW, CT8 8PH, CT8 8DT, CT8 8JQ. These places recently saw activity by specialists in floor screeding. Westgate-on-Sea residents benefited from reliable and top quality floor screeding services in every case.

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