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Should our cement basement floor have been sealed before vinyl tiles were installed? We see condensation and white salt-looking crystals in between the edges everyday.

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 08, 2012 01:01 AM
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We recently had freefit vinyl tiles installed on top of an unsealed cement basement floor. There was laminate there before with no condensation problems. Now we see condensation and white salt-looking crystals in between the edges everyday. Should a sealant have been put down first? The contractor said that would make it worse.Is he just not wanting to take up the floor? Does the rubber in the vinyl make a difference in condensation where the laminate did not?




 

 

We recently had freefit vinyl tiles installed on top of an unsealed cement basement floor. There was laminate there before with no condensation problems. Now we see condensation and white salt-looking crystals in between the edges everyday. Should a sealant have been put down first? The contractor said that would make it worse.Is he just not wanting to take up the floor? Does the rubber in the vinyl make a difference in condensation where the laminate did not?

If there is no vapor barrier below the concrete slab, sealing from the top will not eliminate the problem. Most sealers applied to the top of a concrete slab which...



 

 

 
 
 

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