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Moisture Tolerance

Moisture in Concrete Floors and the Impact on Flooring Systems

Concrete slabs are the most common flooring base used in a range of buildings, including residential and commercial. Like the majority of building materials, concrete constantly interacts with the conditions around it – temperature, humidity and other factors all have an impact on the moisture levels in concrete.  Excessive moisture from floor slabs after installation can cause floor covering system failures such as:

  •         Debonding of coatings
  •         High pH attack on floor finishes
  •         Microbial growth
  •         Release of adhesive
  •         Flooring expansion

If high moisture emission is discovered during moisture testing, then proper precautions should be taken to prevent flooring system failures.

Avoid Moisture Mitigation

Kinetex textile composite flooring will perform in elevated RH slabs up to 100%. The breathable nature of this product allows moisture to pass through the backing rather than trap it underneath. This method of vapor transmission allows Kinetex to be installed without costly moisture mitigation as long as the Relative Humidity Test reads 100% or below.

Mitigating excessive slab moisture can cost $5,500 for every 1,000 square feet — which adds up to millions of dollars annually for schools and colleges.

Avoid costly moisture mitigation and schedule-breaking delays with award winning Kinetex textile composite flooring from EF Contract.

(No Moisture Test or Vapor Barrier Required)

  • Cost-efficent
  • Long-term performance
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Requires no special floor preparation