The process of laying a level floor with JCW
Before you can fit a new floor, there’s one key factor that’s essential to get right – your subfloor needs to be level. But relax, here at JCW, we are experienced floor screeders and can save you the time and hassle of preparing a level floor yourself.
Screeding a floor is the process of laying a material that will smooth out an uneven surface – ready for a floor finish of your choice. As straightforward as it may seem, floor screeding isn’t the easiest thing to get right, which is why we recommend you leave it to the experts.
At JCW, we only supply quality floor screeds – providing you with the best possible results. Choose from:
- Fibre reinforced sand and cement floor screed
- Higher strength sand and cement floor screed
- Quick drying sand and cement floor screed
The process of laying a screed floor in 5 simple steps:
- Arrange a site visit
The first thing we’ll do is come and visit your site at a time that works best for you. This allows our screeders to accurately measure the flooring area and calculate how much screed will be required. We can then provide you with a detailed quote for the work in hand.
- Prepare the subfloor
A screeded floor is only as good as what’s underneath it. It may be that high spots need sanding down with an electric sander, or it needs a thorough clean to remove remaining dust and debris. We’ll make sure that the subfloor is ready to accept the screed before we start.
- Lay floor screed
As soon as the mix and framework are ready, we’ll start at the furthest point away from the door and work our way towards it. We’ll complete the section in front of the entrance last. By the time the screed has been poured over the floor, it will have set enough to complete by hand. Our screeders will smooth out any inconsistencies using a hand trowel – focusing on lumps and contours.
- Leave the screed to dry
Our quick-drying floor screed will harden faster than any other floor screed, typically only taking several hours to cure. Although, for the best results, we recommend leaving it to dry overnight and advise only light foot traffic for the first 48-hours.
Factors, such as the weather conditions and temperature can also affect the curing time but our experienced screed teams will be able to give you more guidance on the day.
- Apply the final floor finish
After the floor screed has dried out completely, you’re ready to apply the final floor finish – safe in the knowledge that it’s going down on a great (and level!) base.
Contact JCW Floor Screeding
Rapid turnaround times are a given when working with JCW and our experts can provide a flexible solution for all project scales. We even work weekends and evenings to meet tight deadlines.