Average Cost of Floor Screeding
This guide covers everything you need to know about the cost of floor screeding.
Cost of Hiring a Floor Screeding Specialist
Things to Consider When Screeding Floor
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Mixing cement can be a difficult task to get right. The professional you hire will have experience and training and will be able to leave you with a smooth final layer that’s ready for your flooring to go onto. They will offer you a variety of screeds and talk you through your options so you select the one best suited to your property’s needs. They will remove skirting boards and seal the floors where and when necessary.
There is a move towards a liquid screed as this has several advantages. They are self-levelling and less prone to shrinkage than cement. Liquid screed is very suitable for underfloor heating as it enables the heat transfer between pipes and the screed, resulting in a more efficient heating system.
With liquid screeds the preparation is essential and has to be done by a professional. The floor needs to be tanked and insulation boards have to be laid over a damp proof membrane. This base layer then has to be lined with polythene sheeting to stop any leakage and to protect from any potential chemical reaction occurring with the insulation underneath.
Doing it Yourself
It’s really not recommended that you attempt to do this job yourself. Floor screeding is a tricky job to get right and it involves mixing cement as well as laying it to get a smooth, even surface. If you get this wrong, then the whole room can be ruined and it will cost you a lot of money to put right.
There is a new trend towards a liquid screed and this just has to be done by the professionals as there is a lot of preparation to do to ensure a safe and smooth screed.
Always contact at least three companies to get quotes-let My Job Quote help you out with our network of trusted professionals. With floor screeding, it really isn’t recommended that you tackle this job yourself as mistakes made will be very costly to rectify. The trend for liquid screed that is very compatible with underfloor heating means that screeding really is a job for the professionals.
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Hiring a Tradesman Checklist
- Always get at least 2 quotes before hiring.
- Never pay the full amount upfront.
- Get the quote in writing.
- For any payment you make, always get a receipt.
- On more expensive jobs, ask for references.
- Check if the tradesman is a member of any trades associations.
- Make sure the tradesman has public liability insurance.
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Submitted by Sukhdev
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Submitted by Jacqueline
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Submitted by Phoebe
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Submitted by Bernie
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