Protecting Your New Floor from Moisture

It seems like moisture is the villain in just about every home improvement story. Nowhere is this more true than with flooring. If you’re embarking on a flooring project, you’ve likely learned a thing or two about different surfaces, and how they do or don’t play well with moisture. Indeed, some surfaces are better equipped to handle stress, but no floor can withstand repeated exposure to moisture. Many a homeowner has been surprised to discover that a seemingly dry floor has been damaged due to moisture permeating from the subfloor beneath it. Regardless of the material, whether it’s a concrete or wood subfloor, moisture and moisture vapors will inevitably escape over time. The cumulative effect can be devastating to your floor.

The best way to protect your new floor is to use a quality underlayment like Eco Cork Foam® (ECF). If you are unfamiliar with the term, an underlayment is a material that is laid down under your floor. The underlayment you choose can be more important than the decision of the flooring itself. Primarily, an underlayment acts as a first line of defense for your floor and should be installed with a water/vapor barrier for complete protection.
As an all-in-one waterproof underlayment, ECF has made it easy to choose a quality underlayment. ECF is the only underlayment with a built-in 6 mil vapor barrier that can claim “complete moisture protection.”

ECF saves time and money by eliminating the need to purchase a separate moisture/vapor barrier. ECF delivers everything necessary to protect your new floor from the ground up. With ECF, you get the benefit of a best-in-class solution while saving on installation costs and efforts.

ECF is made using an innovative foam and cork technology, making it an all-inclusive underlayment that also delivers comfortable padding, load distribution, sound absorption and insulation for your floor. If you’re embarking on a flooring project of any kind, make sure it’s designed to last with ECF underlayment.
ECF is proudly made in the USA and sold exclusively at The Home Depot® .

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ECF is manufactured in North Carolina by Palziv, North America. Palziv brings together world-class science and engineering to deliver innovative products, materials and services for the construction, building, automotive, recreational, medical and packaging industries. Every day, we strive to grow our community, working with others to seek sustainable, innovative, market-driven solutions that promote better, safer, and healthier lifestyles and protect the environment for generations to come.