One of the most significant issues facing a commercial flooring contractor is moisture emission issues. This blog will review what moisture emission levels are and how they affect commercial floor covering.
What are moisture emissions are how do they affect flooring? It is often a misconception that people have, that moisture problems only happen from the top down –namely when someone spills a liquid onto a floor. Sometimes cleaning people saturate a floor trying to strip the wax from the floor. However, there are more issues that arise from moisture vapors being drawn up through a concrete slab by HVAC systems than occur from topical spills. The moisture emission can be also referred to as hydrostatic pressure, capillary issues or osmotic conditions.