Floor Screeding Wickford

Wickford Screeding & Floor Levelling Services

Floor Screeding Wickford Essex (SS11): A professional floor screeding company can help with renovations, help to install under floor heating or level an uneven or damaged floor on your Wickford home or business premises, when necessary. Floor screeding delivers a smooth, level finish to a basic sub-base, and will allow you to lay your final layer of flooring material, (carpets, boards, tiles etc) over the top of it. Floor screeding will provide a durable, quality floor surface for any room.

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Whatever size or shape of room or area you are renovating, a local screeding contractor in Wickford will supply the expertise and correct working practices to establish a perfect base for your floors. They will be ready to advise you on the right sort of screed that your project requires, and how best to apply and install it.

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It might be necessary, based on the proposed use of the area, for a survey by a structural engineer to conform to building regulations on load requirements, point loadings and flex strength of the screed floor.

The training and skills that a qualified screeding technician brings to your project will guarantee a high quality result and help in extending the life of your flooring. Picking the right screeding materials and the method of installation is critical if you want to end up with a quality and durable finish for your floor.

Ensure that you get 2 or 3 price quotes for your Wickford based screeding project and also ask what standard of finish each price quote is for. For residential properties an estimate will normally be provided for an SR (Surface Regularity) calculation of SR1 or SR2. SR2 and SR3 will be less costly options, although the finished floor surface may have errors and deviations, whilst SR1 guarantees a perfect finish. An SR2 or SR3 level might mean there are flat spots or ridges that might cause problems when putting down your final flooring surface (tile, wood, carpet etc).

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The regulations specified in the British Standards BS8204 must be observed by any Wickford 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. This accreditation program illustrates a company's training and performance in the usage of a manufacturer's products.

For larger floor screeding projects in factories, hospitals, boutiques, shopping centres, warehouses and schools, skilled commercial screeders in Wickford will be required.

TYPES OF SCREED

Standard Screeds - Used in residential flooring projects where the mix of cement and sand is ideal for basic floor traffic usage. The standard screed is a mixture of 5 parts sand to one cement. This five to one ratio standard flooring screed will dry out at a rate of just 1mm per day after application.

Polymer Screeds - These provide a high level of strength with a minimal thickness. Due to their different chemical compositions, polymer screeds have varying drying times which can be verified by checking manufacturer's own product guidelines.

Fast Drying and Advanced Drying Screeds - If you need to move forward urgently with the work due to time restraints, this screed dries much quicker than standard screeds. Most of the fast or advanced drying screeds are of the fibre reinforced kind and are ideal for a whole host of projects where the faster drying rate of three to seven millimetres is a considerable advantage.

Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - When a high standard of finish is needed this mixture of latex and cement is employed to create SR1 quality floor screeding. The self-levelling compound provides a clean and smooth surface over a rough substrate or damaged floor to enable all flooring materials to be laid. This liquid screed can be laid to a thickness of just one millimetre, but will still provide a strong surface for a wide variety of flooring materials.

Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed designed for heavy traffic and high load areas where maximum strength and durability is necessary.

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Fibre Reinforced Screed - The favoured choice by professional installers for use in combination with underfloor heating systems. The special fibres in this screed mix increase it's strength and durability while also protecting against thermal shrinkage and cracking. It dries out at an identical rate to a standard screed of one millimetre per day.

SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION

Screeding companies will need to carefully prepare the area before any other work in order to ensure a high quality and hard wearing screed flooring. It is important that any contaminants such as oil, debris, paint or grease is eliminated from the base before pouring any screed, because these can affect the bonding process that a quality screed requires.

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If any cleaning products were used during this stage it is crucial to make sure that no residues of soaps or detergents are left on the surface and it is permitted to dry out naturally. At this stage any cracks need to be mended because these can easily travel up through your laid screed and be reflected in the finished floor surface. An on-site survey will allow the screeding contractor to pinpoint this preparation work and finish it before commencing to pour the screeding.

A damp proof membrane (DPM) will be applied after the preparation work has been done to prevent ground dampness getting into the flooring materials and screed. There might be 2 or 3 layers of different thicknesses of polythene to act as barriers between the screed and the insulation layer.

If the area where you live is at risk from radon then another barrier is essential to prevent the gas from entering via the ground. This can be as simple as an air-tight membrane, or in more serious instances a ventilation system is installed under the screed to take away any inflow of air and gas from the ground.

Once these stages have been completed the screeders will put on a primer or sealer to the prepared base. These primers and sealers will ensure that the screed bonds properly to the floor base and help to produce a top quality finished floor. These products require skilled technicians to apply them in the appropriate proportions by using airless sprays and other custom-built equipment.

If required, this is the time that underfloor heating can be installed and laid out in the correct manner. The under floor heating system is laid out in the correct pattern and firmly secured to insulation panels to avoid any movement in the course of the screed installation process. Underfloor heating is one of the most effective ways to heat a room and a skillfully installed system will give an even level of warmth all over the floor.

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Naturally, if you're not installing under floor heating, you simply skip this stage and apply the screed. The requirements of the room will dictate the form of screeding that's used. After the application of the screed there will be at least twenty four hours (for advanced and quick drying screeds) before you're able to walk on the surface, and a 72 hrs minimum curing time for any floor material installation. Such time periods will be longer for standard and heavy duty screeds and the manufacture's instructions must be followed to the letter to achieve the optimal finish and durability of the floor.

Once the screeding has set it can be quality checked to verify the SR level. The test involves using a 2 mtr long straight-edge laid on the floor surface and any deviations from true are measured.

  • SR1 - SR1 is the highest standard and allows just 3 millimetres of deviation from the straight-edge.
  • SR2 - The normal standard flooring in industrial and commercial builds is classed as SR2 and has a maximum possible deviation of 5mm across the whole floor surface.
  • SR3 - SR3 is utility standard where a quality finish isn't necessary. This specification allows for a maximium deviation of 10 millimetres.

If your screeding has been laid with specific loading in mind then a structural engineer will be necessary to carry out the tests. The assessment will make sure that your newly laid screed surface is suitable for the load bearing requirements set down in the original site survey. The screed could be subjected to a "drop hammer test" to assess strength and flexibility at distinct points. Any screeding that has point load requirements must be approved by a competent structural engineer heeding the BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screeding Services Wickford, Floor Screed Wickford, Screeding Wickford, Floor Screeding Wickford).


Screeding services are available in Wickford and also in: Rawreth, Ramsden Heath, Runwell, Ramsden Bellhouse, Crays Hill, Bowers Gifford, Nevendon, Little Burstead, Rettendon Common, North Benfleet, Downham, Battlesbridge, and in these postcodes SS11 8AP, SS11 8AX, SS11 8AF, SS11 8BP, SS11 7LD, SS11 7JT, SS11 7NW, SS11 8BG, SS11 8AZ, and SS11 7AD. Locally based Wickford floor screeders will probably have the phone code 01268 and the postcode SS11. Checking this out will confirm that you are accessing local screeding. Wickford householders are able to benefit from these and numerous other floor related services. If you want to obtain a quote for screeding services, this can be done by simply clicking on the "Quote" banner.

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Latex Floor Screeds Wickford

When a floor's surface needs a degree of flexibility, it is wise to use a latex self-levelling screed. Typically coming in two parts, latex floor screeds comprise a cement-based smoothing compound, and a liquid latex mixture. The water that is normally used in a screed mix is replaced by the latex liquid, making it more flexible than standard screeds, and quicker drying.

Prior to the laying of the final decorative covering, this latex compound is used for levelling sub-floors. This screeding is appropriate for use on substrate of wood, concrete, asphalt, sand/cement and quarry tiles, to provide a smooth and resilient surface which is perfect for the application of adhesives. If there's any movement in the subfloor this type of floor screed will produce a flexible, crack-free finish on which you can lay your chosen floor coverings.

When a screed is being laid on the top of a membrane of either acoustic or thermal insulation (i.e. a "floating" screed), latex floor screeds aren't suitable, because in cases like this (usually when screeding on top of underfloor heating), you will probably need a screed thickness of 50mm-75mm.

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There is a range of work that can be accomplished by your local Wickford floor screeder including flow screeding, floor screed testing, lightweight floor screeding in Wickford, cheap screeding, sand and cement screed, commercial floor screeding Wickford, screed reinforcement in Wickford, floor screeding advice in Wickford, structural screeds, conservatory floor screeding, bonded concrete floor screeding, substrate floor preparation Wickford, liquid screeds, waterproof floor screeding in Wickford, bonded screed in Wickford, damp proof membranes, garage screeding, screed flooring, fibre reinforced screeding, factory floor screeding Wickford, sand floor screed Wickford, floor preparation, screed testing, unbonded screed, floating screed, granolithic screeds, underfloor heating installations, acoustic flooring solutions, and more floor screeding tasks. Listed are just a handful of the activities that are accomplished by people specialising in floor screeding. Wickford specialists will inform you of their full range of floor screeding services.

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Also find: Battlesbridge floor screeding, North Benfleet floor screeding, Nevendon floor screeding, Downham floor screeding, Ramsden Bellhouse floor screeding, Rawreth floor screeding, Crays Hill floor screeding, Ramsden Heath floor screeding, Bowers Gifford floor screeding, Runwell floor screeding, Little Burstead floor screeding, Rettendon Common floor screeding and more. There are contractors who do screeding in almost all of these towns and areas. Possessing the know-how and expertise essential for delivering high-quality flooring solutions, these competent professionals are well-equipped. For both residential and commercial properties, their expertise in screeding guarantees that the task is carried out to the utmost standards. Local residents can get screeding price quotes by clicking here. If you need an estimate for floor screeding - do not delay, get a quote today!

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