Rustic Floor Supply offers moisture barriers at our Boise, Idaho 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.
Overlay Flooring Moisture Barriers
Overlay moisture barriers are materials that are rolled out and installed under the flooring. These barriers can be made from paper, tar, or plastic and are suitable for use on a variety of subfloors, including OSB, particle board, plywood, and concrete. One of the benefits of overlay moisture barriers is their ease of use. They can be spread out quickly, making them a convenient option for flooring projects. Whether you’re a professional contractor or a DIY homeowner, overlay moisture barriers can be an effective choice for protecting your flooring from excess moisture.
Roll on Flooring Moisture Barriers
Roll-on moisture barriers are another option for protecting your flooring from excess moisture. These barriers are applied to the subfloor as a liquid or semi-liquid and are often used over concrete to prevent moisture from wicking into the flooring. Roll-on moisture barriers are available in two types: one-part and two-part products. One-part barriers can be applied without the need for mixing with a catalyst or hardener, while two-part barriers require the use of a catalyst for proper application. The two-part roll-on moisture barriers are generally considered more effective at protecting against moisture, but they can be more wasteful as any leftover product will harden and become unusable. When choosing a roll-on moisture barrier, consider the specific needs of your project and the potential pros and cons of each type of product.
Moisture Barrier FAQ’s
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%.
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.
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.