Streamlining and improving moisture barrier screed systems

by Ofentse Sefolo
Streamlining and improving moisture barrier screed systems

Moisture barriers have become an integral part of the flooring preparation system of vinyl flooring installations and for good reason. Managing and minimising moisture levels within the screed are key factors in ensuring a successful installation.

The team at iTe Products continues to improve and perfect their VAPORiTe moisture barrier system, continuously streamlining the effectiveness of the system as well as the simplicity of the application. Over the past few years, the system has evolved from comprising of two coats of the product to a mixture of LEVELiTe and BONDiTe brushed onto the cured VAPORiTe and left to dry. This was followed by a coat of BONDiTe, again left to dry, then by the application of LEVELiTe to the primed surface.

Today, VAPORiTe+PLUS is a moisture and vapour barrier with improved vapour transmission properties. The system is designed to be applied in two coats, each as thin as possible, for performance as well as coverage. Depending on atmospheric conditions, each coat will take about two hours to dry completely. After each coat is completely dry, iTe SLURRY, a premixed keying and adhesion promoter is given a quick stir and then applied as thinly as possible with a mohair roller. The adhesion promoter takes about 20-30 minutes to dry, after which LEVELiTe can be applied directly onto the dried slurry.

In the built environment, time is money. With the new system, there is one less layer to be applied, thereby cutting down on application time considerably while simultaneously saving money on material usage. The uptake of the new system has been very positive and iTe Products continues to receive positive feedback from the industry.

For more information, contact iTe Products on Tel: +27 (11) 864 4918 or via www.iteproducts.co.za.

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