See what the following companies–all advertisers in the August/September issue of WFB–have to offer for subflooring, subfloor preparation, and moisture meters.
Bona R540 is a one-component, roll-on moisture membrane specially designed to mitigate vapor transmission on all subfloors, including gypsum-based underlayments. The polyurethane reactive primer is compatible with the entire Bona Adhesive System. Only one coat is needed when using Bona 1250G or 1500G trowel and any Bona Silane Adhesive, the company says.
Roll-Cote is a high-performance moisture vapor barrier coating and primer, the company says. It is formulated to minimize moisture emissions from substrates and function as a primer to be applied prior to self-leveling underlayments. It also provides unlimited moisture protection on glue-down hardwood flooring installations, and no moisture testing of the slab is required, the company adds.
Stauf USA LLC
ULC-500 Level-Seal is a two-component urethane 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 Company
The JX-20 and JX-30 are the latest moisture meters in Delmhorst's Navigator family. They are professional-grade, accurate and versatile, the company says. The JX-30 features the Delmhorst EDGE App with expanded wood species, customizable settings, geotagging and data sharing from any location.
Lignomat USA Ltd.
The Ligno-Scanner SDM dual-depth, pinless meter is designed for measuring engineered flooring. The ¼-inch setting measures the hardwood top layer, and the ¾-inch setting measures the overall board. The plywood can be measured from the back side on the ¼-inch setting. The meter also measures vertical, horizontal and strand bamboo on the ¼-inch depth setting.
The Wakol PU 280 Moisture Barrier is a one-component waterproof primer for porous and non-porous subfloors and for rigidifying soft subfloor surfaces. It is a premium moisture barrier for "green" concrete slabs and for concrete and offers two levels of moisture protection, the company says.
The Orion 950 Pinless Wood Moisture Meter features Bluetooth connection to smart device apps, EMC calculation, a built-in temperature and RH sensor, and dual depth moisture measurement. The Orion 950 is backed by an industry-leading seven-year warranty and comes with an on-demand calibrator, the company says.