Flooring membranes are laid to protect the finished floor product from water ingress, damp or vapour.
Important for any finished floor but especially important of timber engineered floors such as Oak, Karndean flooring and laminate flooring all of which can buckle, warp and discolour for simply becoming affected from humidity coming out of a concrete floor slab.
Flooring membranes ranege from paint products such as bitumen paints, epoxy liquids, latex polymer and rubber bitumen products. All of these flooring paints are cold applied by brush or roller but are used in different ways. For instance, epoxy paints tend to be used as the final flooring finish to commercial warehouse floors, garages and other industrial uses. Bitumen and latex polymer paints are typically applied in a sanwhich layer of materials or the final product before the floor finish is laid.
Tanking slurries such as Bond It, Sika1, Hydradry, Vandex are cementitious powders that water is added to, to make a slurry suitable for brush or trowel applying. Suitable for walls and floors and most capable of withstanding up to 7 bar of water pressure but are not vapour proof.
Cavity membranes are physical membranes made of HDPE ranging in stud depths of 1mm to 20mm all of which provide a complete barrier against water, damp and vapour as well as any contaminants and gases.
Flooring membranes are selected in accordance with the extent of dampness you need to protect against, the tyoe of final flooring material being laid such as timber or tiles, etc and the use the room is being put to such as storage, commercial or habitable living.
We have a broad range and access to many types and brands of flooring membranes. Please call or technical staff for assistance in choosing the right products for your job. Tel: 01329 235252.