Help for Flooring Professionals: Kits, Apps, Specs and More
Flooring installers require a mass of information – product specs, technical knowledge, industry standards, materials knowledge, and more – and as the industry changes, so must their practices. New materials, new research, new technology, and new standards can all impact the daily operation of each level of the building and flooring industry.
Even just in the area of moisture measurement, new products in the building industry mean that moisture measurement methods both old and new must be evaluated for accuracy and industry compliance. To not stay up to date is to contribute to the millions of dollars in moisture-related damage to flooring and buildings annually.
These kits, apps, specs and more can help simplify the process by putting up-to-date tools, resources, and knowledge about accurate moisture measurement into your hands on the job site.
Kits for Flooring Installation
This flooring kit includes everything necessary for moisture testing in concrete slabs and subfloors. Whether a flooring installer or a building inspector, this kit provides the basic needs for accurate, reliable relative humidity (RH) testing. The Professional Flooring Installer Kit includes an Orion® 950 Dual Depth Moisture Meter, On-Demand Calibrator, Infrared (IR) Thermometer, Rapid RH® Starter Kit and Rugged Hard-shell ABS Carrying Case.
The CFP405+ Rapid RH L6 Concrete Flooring Professional Kit provides everything you need for fast, accurate moisture testing of concrete building materials. The C555 Concrete Moisture Meter provides fast, non-destructive preliminary moisture measurements to help pinpoint problem areas and determine where to place Rapid RH L6 Smart Sensors. The Rapid RH L6 Smart Sensors and Total Reader® enable fast, accurate RH and temperature readings from both the concrete slab and the ambient air. Concrete Flooring Professional Kit includes a C555 Concrete Moisture Meter, On-Demand Calibrator, Infrared (IR) Thermometer, Rapid RH L6 Starter Kit and Rugged Hard-shell ABS Carrying Case.
Apps for Flooring Installers
The DataMaster L6 improves upon the incredible utility of the DataMaster 5.0 app with streamlined navigation to information and reporting functions making your concrete slab RH testing faster and easier than before. The DataMaster L6 app connects via Bluetooth® to the Rapid RH Total Reader for a completely wireless system of reading, recording, and reporting your concrete slab moisture test data. DataMaster L6 takes advantage of an unbroken stream of data to give you the highest level of data integrity. Available for Apple and Android devices.
4. RHSpec App
When installing a floor, technical information delivered quickly can speed up the process and help you avoid the need to carry printed technical manuals. The free RHSpec app lets you find exact information by product type, manufacturer or product name, and link directly to over 120 major manufacturers’ sites to confirm RH specs for the job site you’re on. Available for Apple and Android devices.
5. Wood H2O App
An app for wood flooring professionals (and DIYers), this free smartphone app includes a simple EMC calculator, along with a troubleshooting index of common flooring problems with explanations of possible causes, and helpful suggestions for possible remedies. Straightforward and easy to use, the Wood H2O app is like having experts on call. Available for Apple and Android devices.
Put together for architects and engineers, this spec sheet itemizes the requirements for specifying RH testing and pH testing for RH moisture measurement for concrete slabs under various flooring types. It includes general requirements, plus QC and execution specs for RH testing using the Rapid RH concrete moisture measurement system.
Provided as a tool for flooring installers as the test for concrete moisture content using RH testing, this checklist provides each step of the process with the corresponding section of ASTM F2170 standard for RH testing. It also provides two report documents plus a location map for each job site to create a record of sensor locations.
With these tools and resources on hand, every flooring professional can be sure that he or she has the latest tools, technology, and information on the job site. Every time.
Jason has 20+ years’ experience in sales and sales management in a spectrum of industries and has successfully launched a variety of products to the market, including the original Rapid RH® concrete moisture tests. He currently works with Wagner Meters as our Rapid RH® product sales manager.