Floor screed experts
Liberty Floor Solutions are floor screeding contractors based in the Midlands. We are experts in our field with many years of experience, a wealth of knowledge and a dedicated & highly skilled workforce.
Years combined floor screeding experience
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Floor screed calculator
Our screed calculator will help you estimate the amount of screed you need for your project using the basic measurements of the floor area. Other factors that may affect the calculation include 1) The unevenness of your floor 2) The final usage of the floor.
Professional floor screed services in Northamptonshire
Our floor screed services. Click images for more information
Fast drying screed
Underfloor heating screed
Fibre reinforced screed
Midlands floor screeding
Areas we cover
Based in the Midlands, our floor screeding team covers Northampton, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Lincolnshire, Peterborough and Leicester. In addition, we will travel to most areas in the South of England, including London.
We cover all areas of Northamptonshire.
Where can floor screed be used ?
Floor screed can be used in multiple situations.
Residential applications include house extensions and renovations, underfloor heating, residential garages, outside bar, conservatory, patio, garden rooms, sumeerhouse and garden office and outside entertainment areas.
Industrial flooring applications include, factory flooring, warehouse flooring, farm flooring, kennels and catteries.
What are the benefits of floor screed ?
Floor screed, also known as simply screed, is a thin layer of concrete or similar material that is applied to a concrete subfloor or structural floor to create a level and smooth surface. Some of the benefits of using floor screed.
- Levelling: One of the primary benefits of floor screed is that it helps to create a level surface, even if the underlying concrete subfloor is uneven. This is important for ensuring that the finished flooring material (such as tile, carpet, or hardwood) is laid evenly and securely.
- Strength and durability: Floor screed can help to increase the strength and durability of a floor, making it better able to withstand heavy loads and foot traffic. It can also help to prevent cracks and other types of damage that can occur over time.
- Thermal insulation: Depending on the type of screed used, it can provide thermal insulation to help keep the floor warm, which can be particularly beneficial in colder climates.
- Sound insulation: Floor screed can also help to reduce the amount of sound that passes through the floor, making it a good option for buildings where noise reduction is important.
- Moisture control: Some types of floor screed are designed to help control moisture levels in the floor, which can be particularly important in areas where there is a risk of water damage or mould growth.
Overall, floor screed is a versatile material that can provide a number of benefits for both residential and commercial applications.
What is Screed ?
Q: What is Screed ?
Answer: A layer of material (often, but not always cementitious) applied to a floor, to create a level surface.
Why are screeds used ?
Q: Why are screeds used ?
- To provide a perfectly flat surface for fitting additional floor surfaces ( ie. preparing for fixed floor coverings such as, carpet , LVT flooring, floor tiles or engineered flooring )
- For underfloor heating ( UFH ) ( Screeds encase underfloor heating pipes, creating a fantastic medium for absorbing and then radiating heat )
- As a finished floor in itself
Where can screeds be laid ?
Q: Where can screeds be laid ?
- Over a pre-existing concrete base
- Over a DPM ( damp proof membrane )
- Over insulation
What does a floor screeding contractor do ?
Q: What does a screeding contractor do ?
Whilst the roles of the electrician, bricklayer, plumber, plasterer, roofer need little explanation, the professional role of the the screening contractor is commonly misunderstood.
Traditionally, a screener would level a surface with a straight edge using a back & forth motion while moving across the surface.
As the tools and materials for screeding have evolved, so has the role of the screeder.
- Planning & consultation
Discuss proposed usage of floor, performance and therefore requirements for the actual screed materials, compressive strength (Nmm2), mix design, screed depth/thickness and curing times. ( We can help with all of this )
In addition, a screeding contractor needs to consider many other factors, including physical and mechanical properties, strength, wear resistance, surface properties, hardness, acoustic performance, thermal and chemical resistance.
- Site / surface preparation
Using a laser, a thorough survey of the site is carried out
- Screed is mixed & laid
Screed is generally mixed at site in a mixer pump with a series of heavy duty extension hoses, however liquid screeds ( non cementitious anhydrite / calcium sulphate based ) are supplied ready mixed to the site.