Flooring Moisture Barriers in Atlanta

Flooring Moisture Barriers in Atlanta2024-03-08T22:00:10+00:00

Rustic Floor Supply offers moisture barriers at our Atlanta, Georgia location. Moisture barriers are used to prevent the transfer of humidity from the subfloor to the flooring above it. These products come in two main forms: roll-on and overlay. Both types of moisture barriers are effective at reducing moisture transmission and can be used depending on the specific circumstances and requirements of the project. Whether you choose a roll-on or overlay moisture barrier, you can trust that it will effectively mitigate moisture and protect your flooring from damage.

  • Loba
  • Pallmann
  • Fortifiber

Overlay Flooring Moisture Barriers

Overlay moisture barriers are materials that are rolled out and installed beneath the flooring. These barriers can be crafted from various substances, such as paper, tar, or plastic, and are suitable for use on a range of subfloors, including OSB, particle board, plywood, and concrete. One of the advantages of overlay moisture barriers is their user-friendliness. They can be quickly and easily laid out, making them a convenient option for flooring projects. Whether you’re a professional contractor or a DIY homeowner, overlay moisture barriers offer an efficient choice for shielding your flooring from excessive moisture.



Roll on Flooring Moisture Barriers

Roll-on moisture barriers offer another option for safeguarding your flooring from excess moisture. These barriers are applied to the subfloor as a liquid or semi-liquid substance and are frequently used on concrete surfaces to prevent moisture from infiltrating the flooring. Roll-on moisture barriers are typically available in two variations: one-part and two-part products. One-part barriers can be applied without the need for mixing with a catalyst or hardener, whereas two-part barriers necessitate the use of a catalyst for proper application. Two-part roll-on moisture barriers are generally considered more effective at defending against moisture, but they can be less efficient due to any leftover product hardening and becoming unusable. When selecting a roll-on moisture barrier, it’s essential to take into account the specific requirements of your project and weigh the potential advantages and disadvantages of each product type.

Moisture Barrier FAQ’s

Someone got the subfloor wet, can we still install?2022-10-31T14:41:51+00:00

You would be able to use a liquid roll on moisture barrier. Liquid moisture barrier is able to be 100% moisture blocking and as little as 85%.

How do I roll out the moisture rolls?2022-10-31T13:57:43+00:00

You would want to overlap the papers/palstics on each side to ensure slower transmission of humidity. For specific information go to the manufactuerers or architects page.

Is roll on or overlay moisture barrier better?2022-10-31T13:31:50+00:00

Each option does the job effectively. However, if you have RH of over 85% on the floor or a higher than nromal moisture reading it is ideal to use a moisture blocker that overs 85%+ or higher moisture contents. The liquid barriers are superior if you have a space with 85% or 10+ moisture.

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