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Professional floor screed contractors

Whether you are a large building firm, a project manager or a self-builder, we offer a range of high quality floor screeding services to suit your project and budget. We have an extensive portfolio of works, backed up by many glowing testimonials.

Floor Screeding: An Overview

Floor screeding is an essential process in preparing a subfloor for the final floor covering, providing a level, durable, and stable base. With various types of screeds available, each offering specific benefits, it is a versatile solution for a wide range of applications.
Properly executed screeding enhances the longevity and performance of the final floor finish, ensuring a high-quality and reliable flooring system. Whether for residential, commercial, or industrial applications, floor screeding ensures a durable and even foundation. Here is an overview of what floor screeding involves and its benefits:

What is Floor Screeding?

Floor screeding involves applying a layer of material, typically a mixture of cement and sand, over a concrete subfloor. The screed can be applied in various thicknesses to create a level surface, preparing it for the installation of final floor coverings such as tiles, carpet, laminate, or epoxy coatings.

Types of Floor Screed

There are several types of floor screeds, each suited to different applications and requirements:

  • Traditional Sand and Cement Screed: A mixture of sharp sand and cement, often used for general flooring purposes.
  • Flowing or Self-Leveling Screed: A more fluid screed that spreads easily to create a smooth, level surface with minimal manual effort.
  • Fast-Drying Screed: Designed to dry quicker than traditional screeds, reducing the time before the final floor covering can be installed.
  • Floating Screed: Used over insulation layers or underfloor heating systems, not bonded to the subfloor but supported by the insulation.

Application Process

The process of floor screeding involves several key steps to ensure a high-quality finish:

1. Preparation

The subfloor is thoroughly cleaned and any debris, dust, or contaminants are removed. Cracks and imperfections in the subfloor are repaired to create a solid base.

2. Mixing

The screed mixture is prepared according to the required specifications, ensuring the correct proportions of sand, cement, and any additives.

3. Application

The screed is poured onto the prepared subfloor and spread evenly using trowels or specialized equipment. For self-leveling screeds, the mixture will flow and level itself with minimal intervention.

4. Levelling

The screed is leveled to the desired thickness and smoothed to create an even surface. This step is crucial for ensuring the final floor covering can be properly installed.

5. Curing

The screed is allowed to cure for the specified period, which can vary based on the type of screed used. Proper curing is essential for achieving the desired strength and durability.

Floor screeding company based in Northamptonshire : We cover the whole county, Wellingborough, Kettering, Northampton, Corby, Rushden, plus Peterborough and Bedford. Call us on 01933 716018

Underfloor heating installers in Northamptonshire

In partnership with our sister company Liberty Plumbing Solutions, we supply and install the complete underfloor heating package DPM, Radon Barrier, Insulation ( currently VAT free ), underfloor heating and floor screed.

Floor screeding for home extensions

Look no further, we provide the whole package from From DPM through to finished screed.

Friendly expert advice

Speak to Tristan or Liam about your screed requirements on 01933 716018 or fill out the contact form below. We look forward to hearing from you.

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How much screed do I need ?

Our handy screed calculator will help you accurately calculate the correct quantity of screed you need for your project.

Benefits of Floor Screeding

Floor screeding provides numerous benefits, ensuring a stable and even foundation for the final floor finish:

Level Surface

The primary benefit of screeding is creating a perfectly level and smooth surface, essential for the proper installation of floor coverings.

Improved Durability

Screeding enhances the durability of the floor by providing a stable base that can withstand heavy loads and daily wear and tear.

Thermal and Acoustic Insulation

Some types of screed, especially floating screeds, provide additional thermal and acoustic insulation, improving the overall comfort and energy efficiency of the building.

Enhanced Load Distribution

Screeds help distribute loads evenly across the floor, reducing the risk of damage to the subfloor and the final floor covering.

Compatibility with Underfloor Heating

Floor screeding is ideal for use with underfloor heating systems, ensuring the heating elements are encapsulated and providing efficient heat distribution.

Floor screeding 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.

Professional floor screed services in Northamptonshire

Our floor screed services. Click images for more information

Screed contractors installing liquid screed poured directly from a large cement mixer truck for new warehouse flooring

Liquid Screed

Floor screed contractor working with traditional screed on a house extension project

Traditional screed

Interior fast drying screed used at a new build in northamptonshire

Fast drying screed

Floor screeding in progress, showing piles of traditional screed and semi exposed underfloor heating pipes

Underfloor heating screed

Floor screed contractor, installing fibre reinforced screed at a warehouse – bedford

Fibre reinforced screed

Self-levelling screed delivered through a pipe on an underfloor heating installation

Self-Levelling screed

Expert floor screed services

Liberty Floor Solutions pride ourselves on our reputation for high-quality Floor Screed services.

Calling architects, property developers and floor fitters…

We often work in collaboration with other trades and professions. If your project requires floor screed as part of the specification, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, we have the knowledge and expertise !

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