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Thinking about installing a bamboo floor over a concrete slab but worried about moisture seeping through and damaging the floor? Protect your investment by applying Titebond 531+ Moisture Control System before gluing down or floating your floor over concrete. This concrete vapor barrier minimizes moisture transferred from the slab to your floor by 75-90%, helping to prevent mold, mildew, and moisture-related issues. We require Titebond 531+ for all installations over concrete subfloors, especially if you live in a hot and humid area like Miami, or cold and rainy area like Portland.
-Cure time is approximately 1.5 to 2 hours at 70˚F. Cali recommends planning for 4+ hours (overnight if possible) before installing your floor
-Allows for same-day installation of flooring material
-10-year residential warranty; 5-year commercial warranty
-No slab testing required for wood installations
-No moisture limitation for wood installations
-Mold and mildew resistant
-VOC-compliant with all federal and state regulations as well as the SCAQM
-Meets LEED-Green Building Standard 189, GBI-Green Globes Design Standard, NAHB/ICC Natl. Green Building Qualifications
Talk to your Cali Bamboo Green Building Consultant for more tips on installing over concrete, and to request a quote for Titebond 531+ concrete vapor barrier.