Flooring Screeding Glasgow
If you are considering installing a new floor, then there are various options available to choose from including floor screeding. Perhaps you know a little about what’s involved a floor screed already? Floor screeding is an excellent option if your current floor is uneven and you are looking for smoother finish.
Many people aren’t familiar with floor screeds. So they may not be sure about what is and how it works. Fortunately, this article explains what floor screeding is all about and some of the types of floor screed available. Keep on reading to explore them.
Floor screed completed on this large garage floor
What is Floor Screeding?
A floor screed is a cementitious material often made from cement and sharp sand and is mostly used as a finishing layer on floors for increased durability and improved looks. The ratio of cement to sharp sand is often 1:3 or 1:4. The thin layer of the screed floor can also vary depending on the application.
Some of the advantages of floor screeds include:
*They are extremely durable since cement is known as an extremely durable product.
*They are easy to clean and maintain
*There is a wide range of colors, designs, and combinations to choose from.
*They do not hold any odors such as pets’ urine, neither do they harbor dust, mites, and fleas.
With that said, let’s take a look at the types of screed floors.
Types of Floor Screeding
Resin screed floor
A resin screed is typically hand-troweled and laid at 6mm thickness. This makes it more durable. If you have an uneven floor, resin screed may be the perfect option. This is because it is hand-troweled and the end appearance is excellent.
There are plenty of reasons to choose resin screed. They are highly durable, easy to clean, comes in a wide range of colors, perfect for uneven floors, and have high chemical resistance.
Sand and cement
Traditional sand and cement screed have always been the best floor screeds. It is extremely the cheaper option to produce and install. It can be basically prepared by unskilled labor and troweled to the site. In addition to that, it requires minimal preparation.
Unlike poured liquid screeds, sand and cement floor screeds readily lend themselves to the formation of sloping floors in wet areas. This type of screed is fire resistant, easy to maintain, and highly durable. Generally, ready-mixed sand and cement floor screeds mixed at the factory and then delivered to sites provide extra quality assurance and a more consistent material over screeds mixed at the site.
Floor Screeding Contractors Glasgow
If you want your floor screeding to be done perfectly, ISG Flooring Ltd’s expert floor screeding contractors are here to help. Our team will ensure that we produce a smooth, solid finish for your floor, that will last for many years. Floor screeding is not something you can do on your own. Without the proper tools and correct training, you may not be able to complete the task effectively, and it may result in structural issues with your floor.