If you’re renovating your home and notice the floor isn’t level, it’s a good idea to enlist the help of professional floor screeders. 

Floor screed is a mixture of sand, cement and water applied to the subfloor to ensure a smooth, even surface, ready for a final covering of your choice. 

Screed can also be laid over the top of underfloor heating systems to ensure heat is distributed evenly throughout the room – eliminating hot and cold spots and improving your property’s thermal efficiency.

However, before you hire someone to screed your floor, there are a few key things you need to consider.

Let’s take a closer look at them.

Do your research

It’s important to remember that no two floor screeding contractors are the same. They can differ depending on:

  • the services they provide
  • the materials they use
  • the equipment and methods they employ
  • the type of projects they work on

Visit the websites of screed teams in your local area and gather as much information as possible. Have they worked on projects like yours in the past? Do they have vast experience in the industry?

Make a shortlist of the companies you think could help you and compare the quality of their products and services.

Ask for recommendations

If you need your floor screeding and you know someone who has previously had theirs screeded, ask them about their experience with the company. Would they use them again in the future, or would they suggest trying elsewhere?

Although you can’t beat ‘word of mouth’ recommendations from friends, family and colleagues, you should read online reviews too – either on the company’s website or Trustpilot. 

Finding out what others have to say about different companies will help you to narrow your options down and choose the best floor screed team for your project.

Check accreditations

Whether it be for a new build or renovation project, you want to trust that you’re employing a professional team with the appropriate knowledge and experience.

Ideally, screeders will have completed their training and achieved various qualifications. They’ll ensure professionalism from start to finish and hold customer satisfaction at the forefront of everything they do.

An accredited screeding company will also take the appropriate safety measures and have the proper insurance cover to ensure you’re not held liable if something goes wrong.

Call them

If you have any questions about the services screeders provide, don’t be afraid to ask. Any reputable company will be more than happy to share their expertise and provide you with the information you need in order to make an informed decision.

Similarly, if you’d like to discuss your requirements in further detail or find out more about floor screeding, give them a ring. Whilst you’ll be able to get the answers to your questions over the phone, it will also help you to gauge their character and how they interact with clients. 

Request a quote

The cost companies charge for floor screeding can vary significantly – so it’s worth asking a couple of them for quotes.

When requesting a quote, try to be as clear as possible about what you need to ensure you get an accurate price. It’s then a matter of deciding which company can meet your project requirements and your budget.

Why not contact the team at JCW Floor Screeding? As one of the UK’s leading floor screeding contractors, they have worked with various clients across the country and supply some of the best traditional sand and cement floor screeds. They even guarantee rapid turnaround times and competitive prices!