Unless care is taken to ensure that the moisture or relative humidity (RH) of the slabs are within the tolerance limits specified by the flooring and adhesive manufacturer, severe damage to the flooring material may result which can be very expensive to repair.
The mechanics of installing finished flooring on concrete slabs may be straightforward, but what is not so straightforward is determining whether the condition of the concrete is suitable for the installation.
When it comes to moisture in the building envelope, it's not just the floor you need to worry about. Improper water barriers can affect air quality and result in serious health risks for those inside the building.
Gerflor, a global leader in the design and manufacture of multipurpose resilient sports flooring, today announced its Taraflex Dry-Tex System is proven to withstand 98% relative humidity (RH) when installed over a moisture-rich subfloor.