Medintech - High School Corridors

Discussion in 'Spotlight on Flooring Professionalism' started by Incognito, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. Incognito

    Incognito No more Mr. Nice Guy! I Support TFP Senior Member

    I've never seen it used like this either. They've had it in another building for a while. There's a lot of wax/finish protecting it and it's held up OK. I feel the same as you though. It ain't right.
     
  2. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Why? Initial Cost?
     
  3. jmhahira

    jmhahira Pro Member

    It seems VCT would be much more practical. Guess I have always thought of Medintech as for sterile areas only. JM
     
  4. Incognito

    Incognito No more Mr. Nice Guy! I Support TFP Senior Member

    Here's ONE reason why Mike:

    Today I was just around the corner from that high school at an elementary school in the same district. They had this homogeneous sheet vinyl-----looks like Medinech---down just 4 years and underneath was a HORROR STORY.

    We peeled this up like nothing in a matter of minutes and then spent 10 times that scraping and cleaning for C&A carpet. This in on grade in an area near the ocean that was once basically SWAMPLAND.
    Developers filled in the swamp and built............endless suburban sprawl without the sophistication to put moisture barriers under the slab. So this is an unhealthy situation that I would like to have left air out over the weekend THEN put down some kind of moisture barrier. But the kids start school here Wed. and none of that is going to happen. There was some old vinyl Corlon under a cabinet that had been removed. ZERO issues under the felt backing. The PVC flooring was a complete and utter failure.

    Get it?
     

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  5. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Pot luck stew, so the perm rating was too low or no joints for slab to breathe or just plain excessive moisture with no microbial protection.
     
  6. Incognito

    Incognito No more Mr. Nice Guy! I Support TFP Senior Member

    Moisture and alkalinity are a wicked combination for just about every kind of flooring I handle.

    I'm not so sophisticated to pretend to know what "perm rating" means. Someday I'll research that.
     
  7. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    It's just the amount of vapor transmission passing through a material, visqueen has a perm rating meaning moisture vapor can pass through it, though it's a small amount. Epoxy, moisture barriers, etc. all have a rating, asphalt paper, Schluter kerdi, steam rooms need a very low perm rating so moisture is controlled going thru the barrier. I don't know the numbers of various products, that's the science they get paid for, we just put it in, preferably correctly.
     
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