VIDEO: Concrete Moisture and Floor Covering Issues

A very common pain point!

VIDEO: Concrete Moisture and Floor Covering Issues

Do you stick to your very tight production schedules but risk issues with floor coverings? Or do you wait and take the time before installing moisture-sensitive direct flooring product? Which one wins? With construction programmes getting tighter and tighter, problems can arise with flooring adhesives laid on top of a concrete slab that hasn’t had time for moisture levels to drop.
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Did You Know …

Concrete takes up to about 25mm per month to completely ‘dry’, from the time it was last wet – i.e. the inherent moisture levels fall low enough that there is no significant movement. For the floor covering industry, this means moisture migration can still occur within that time … with the resultant failures.


Moisture migration under newly-laid floor coverings can cause expensive issues. Adhesives may be compromised. Bubbling may occur under resilient vinyl. Replacement is costly. How can this issue be avoided?
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There is a Cost-Effective Solution

There is a multi-benefit and cost-effective solution, and you can hear more about it from Hayden Prestidge, in the video above!


With AQURON 2000, flooring can be installed regardless of the RH % reading. On new slabs, flooring can be installed 28 days following pour, and on existing, 72 hours following AQUORN application.

Download a handy guide on installing floor coverings direct to concrete


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