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The Importance of Moisture Vapor Emission Control Systems in Flooring

Last updated 4 years ago

Epoxy coating offers a great way to protect concrete flooring from stains and other types of damage. Far too frequently, however, epoxy flooring installations fail because the emissions of moisture vapor from the concrete are higher than is permitted under the specifications of the coating’s manufacturer. To improve the likelihood that you will have a positive experience with the application of your floor’s epoxy coat, read up on moisture vapor emission control and seek out a leading epoxy coating supplier in your area.

  • What problems do high moisture vapor emissions pose?

When a high concentration of moisture vapor is emitted from concrete, covering the concrete may cause the buckling and delamination of the flooring system. For this reason, it is important to test the moisture vapor emissions of a concrete slab before carrying out any plans to cover it with an epoxy coating or other floor covering.

  • How are moisture vapor emissions levels tested?

A tried and true calcium chloride water vapor emission test can be used to determine the volume of water vapor being emitted through a slab of concrete over a 24-hour time period. The test and the test site must both be prepared carefully in order for the test to yield accurate results.

  • What should you look for in an epoxy flooring company?

When selecting a company to meet your floor coating and maintenance needs, look for an experienced group of professionals with a wealth of experience and an understanding of flooring as an art form. This will help ensure that your floor’s coating is successfully applied.

REDRHINO: The Epoxy Flooring Company uses the most sophisticated technology, the best available products, and the utmost caution in covering concrete with epoxy coating. We also guarantee every project that we work on. To speak with a representative of the Los Angeles area’s finest epoxy flooring group, call (800) 806-5508 today!


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