The Only Waterproof Underlayment with a Built-In 6 Mil Vapor Barrier
Most flooring manufacturers require the installation of a 6 mil vapor barrier to protect flooring products against moisture. ECF is the ONLY underlayment with a built-in 6 mil moisture/vapor barrier. This Class 1 vapor barrier offers the highest level of moisture protection available.
In particular, ECF is the ideal underlayment for use on concrete subfloors, including basement applications. Because the vapor barrier is bonded to the underlayment, there is no potential for moisture accumulation between the vapor barrier and underlayment.
ECF saves time and money by eliminating the need to purchase a separate vapor barrier and pay for additional installation time.
Why it Matters
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. When it comes to keeping your new flooring safe from moisture, here are some sources of moisture to watch out for.
First of all, there are the obvious spills, leaks and accidents that initiate at the flooring surface. In the absence of a waterproof barrier, such liquids can become trapped against the subfloor or within a permeable underlayment. Eco Cork Foam is impermeable to moisture throughout, and its top surface is also bonded to a 6 mil vapor barrier, making it easier to stop and remove moisture.
In addition to spills from above, the moisture content of your subfloor can play a large role in the health of your floors. Concrete subfloors in particular contain moisture which can migrate upward and into the base of your flooring material. Eco Cork Foam’s 6 mil vapor barrier prevents this moisture from reaching and damaging floors.
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