October 2011 Newsletter from Rapid RH
Go Big or Go Home
I love that phrase “Go big or go home!” It surely applies to every business in the floor covering industry. As Michael Marks, a well-respected flooring channel swami keeps telling retailers, distributors and manufacturers — “no one can win or sustain themselves in the race to the bottom on pricing.”
Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Moisture Testing when Installing Rubber or Vinyl Floors
Vinyl and rubber floor products have a myriad of advantages including excellent water resistance, easy maintenance, and a natural scratch resistance. They are typically durable and long lasting and come in a variety of applications to suit almost any location. The other advantage to vinyl floor products is that they are available in a wide range of looks and styles to compliment any décor.
Forum Post: Ambient humidity vs. RH
Hi all. First time on the thread. I’m involved in the timber flooring industry down here in Australia (pronounced: Oz-stray-ya), where our standards are yet to catch up to the US. Subsequently, RH moisture testing is a very under-utilized practice at the moment. I look forward to joining the discussions here.
Question, and apologies if it has been asked a million times: I note the instructional video on temperatures having little effect on the RH of the slab. What about the ambient humidity of the area?
A major adhesives manufacturer rep mentioned to me that the highest number of moisture-related flooring failures occurred in a state which is known for its hot, dry climate. This is particularly telling as this area is a much smaller market than the eastern states, with areas known for their higher humidity.
Pardon my ignorance, does this imply that the inherent slab moisture (roughly the same in all locations, give or take differing mixing techniques between concrete layers) will translate to greater RH at the floor covering area, when exposed to a drier hot climate, as opposed to a more humid environment?
Or should it mean that the RH of the slab in a drier, hotter area will decrease more quickly?
ICRI Moisture Certification Program will be in Baltimore/Washington on October 25-26 and Seattle on November 8-9. See following link for more information. Part of FCICA? Please contact ICRI Exectutive Director, Kelly Page at (847) 827-0830