See what the following companies–all advertisers in the August/September issue of WFB–have to offer for subflooring, subfloor preparation, and moisture meters.
Stauf USA LLC
ULC-500 Level-Seal is a two-component urehane leveling compound capable of creating a moisture barrier of up to 18 pounds CC or 97% RH. Level-Seal provides STC and IIC sound insulation and can be directly adhered to in just under four hours.
Delmhorst Instrument Co.
ProScan is Delmhorst's pinless moisture meter for flooring installers and inspectors to determine if wood is at equilibrium with its environment. ProScan has built-in species correction capability through specific gravity adjustment to measure a wide range of wood types, making it ideal for wood flooring, the company says.
DriTac Flooring Products LLC
Primer 3000 is a concentrated, solvent-free acrylic primer for use on concrete, wood, and lightweight underlayment. Self-leveling underlayment and floor patches can also be installed over Primer 3000 for wood, resilient and carpet tile flooring installations. The single-component, quick-drying primer offers easy application by broom, sprayer or nap roller, the company says.
FloorMuffler UltraSeal is a premium underlayment and moisture barrier for use under hardwood, laminate, and engineered flooring, the company says. Designed for noise reduction, its ratings are IIC 74, STC 73, and Delta IIC 25. It can be used in floating, nail down and double glue-down installations.
Lignomat USA Ltd.
The Ligno-Scanner SDM dual-depth, pinless meter is designed for measuring engineered flooring. The 1⁄4-inch setting measures the hardwood top layer, and the 3⁄4-inch setting measures the overall board. The plywood can be measured from the backside on the 1⁄4-inch setting. The meter also measures vertical, horizontal and strand bamboo on the 1⁄4-inch depth setting.
MP Global Products
QuietWalk Plus is a universal underlayment with an enhanced vapor barrier attached that allows fasteners to penetrate and allows adhesives to bond to it, the company says. The dense fibers are designed to stop unwanted noise from traveling. It can be used with floating, glue-down and nail-down wood floors.
Tramex offers the Feedback Datalogger and App for performing ASTM F2170 and logging up to 100,000 data point entries of relative humidity, temperature, dew point and grains per pound, transmitting via Bluetooth BLE technology to a mobile device. Users can visualize live and logged readings and create and export spreadsheets, charts and reports.
The Rapid RH L6 test system conforms with ASTM F2170 to determine RH levels in concrete slab subfloors. It offers Bluetooth connectivity between the Total Reader and the DataMaster L6 app on smart devices. The sensor can be installed within five minutes and can take readings immediately after the 24-hour equilibration period.