Editor’s Note: The following article is taken from the Spring 2016 issue of FCICA’s The Flooring Contractor magazine. To view the full issue of TFC, please see FCI’s March digital edition. Visit the Magazine tab at www.fcimag.com for more information.
The past 20 years have seen a rapid increase in awareness of and solutions for the various moisture-related issues that have plagued flooring installations since the discontinuation of cutback adhesives. Even though advances in adhesive technology have led to improved adhesion, moisture resistance and alkalinity tolerance, there are still numerous scenarios where moisture mitigation products are needed to properly treat concrete moisture. However, the prevalence of moisture mitigation products also presents a new challenge for flooring installers: installing flooring materials over non-porous substrates.