SUB-FLOOR RISING MOISTURE
One of our specialist areas is in dealing with sub-floor rising moisture (which causes the latex to de-bond and therefore the top flooring layer – most often luxury vinyl tiles – to fail), a problem so prevalent in new build properties that some developers do not offer vinyl flooring as an option to end home buyers.
Traditional resin based DPMs have never been a viable solution, due to the tight deadlines in new build programmes. So in 2013, we tasked our most knowledgeable flooring experts to research and find an answer to the long standing problem.
The best contract grade latex systems and leading European screed manufacturers were investigated, and our efforts resulted in forging a partnership to produce a specialist sub-floor moisture control system, that primes, levels and prepares sub-floors ready for top floor installation in just four hours, working at up to 97% relative humidity – as such we now offer a guaranteed sub-floor moisture control system as standard practice for all of our new build flooring installations.