Adura Max and moisture barrier

Discussion in 'Vinyl Flooring Q&A' started by TBV, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. TBV

    TBV New Member

    We are planning on putting Adura Max in our basement. Different places have given us conflicting information on whether or not to use a moisture barrier. Can someone tell me if this is necessary? Thanks
  2. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    That is their installation guideline.
    The product does not call for a moisture barrier where RH is below 85% or mver is 8lb/1000 24h. Above those thresholds and the potential to lock the moisture in increases but then it is more of a health risk than a flooring issue.

    Personally when we install click plank below or on grade slab I will add 6mil poly. For the simple fact it is cheap and easy and helps me sleep at night. Comes from the days when cork floor became very popular in basements in my jurisdiction and well, I suppose I never got over it.

    Simple answer however is no, you don't need it.
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