• Damp Floor Treatments

    Damp Floor Treatments

    For treating damp or wet floors, we supply a full range of floor membranes. All our floor membranes can be used as a stand-alone product for dealing with a specific damp floor problem, or they can be used as part of a well designed below ground Newton System 500 Cavity Drain waterproofing scheme.

    Two options are available when faced with a damp floor:

    • Replace the damp floor
    • Fully isolate the dampness from the flooring

    If the slab is in poor condition it is often best to replace it and install a damp proof membrane below. However, in many listed properties the floor cannot be removed and so a damp proof membrane must be laid above to protect the new floor finish from the dampness within the slab.

    Save Time with Newton Membranes

    Often where a new slab has been laid, commercial time constraints dictate that the floor finish is laid before the new slab is fully dry. Our floor membranes can be laid as soon as the ’green’ slab can take pedestrian traffic – often the next day – allowing for even moisture sensitive flooring to be laid almost immediately.

    Floor Membrane Finishing Options

    Newton 601

    Newton 601 floor membrane is designed to be laid above damp slabs and is the ideal underlay for tongue-and-groove Flooring Grade Chipboard, after which the following finishes can safely be used:

    • Laminate floorboards
    • Solid wood floorboards
    • Parquet floors
    • Engineered solid wood flooring
    • Tiles

    Typical Applications

    Advantages of Newton Membranes For Damp Floors:

    • They are quick and easy to install
    • By creating an air gap, Newton floor membranes allow for finishes to be applied whilst the damp floor is still drying out.
    • The Newton floor membrane range enhances acoustic and thermal performance

     

    “We have twenty years’ experience dealing with problems of moisture in buildings and have found Newton Waterproofing to be top of the tree when it comes to products, experience and technical understanding of structural waterproofing design and installation. The public and professionals alike can approach Newton’s with confidence.”

    James Hockey – Waterproofing Designer – Trace Basements.