Cement Screeding Moisture Control: Critical for Solid Wood Flooring Installation


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Solid wood flooring is a sought-after choice for its elegance and durability, but the foundation beneath it plays a pivotal role in its performance. Managing the moisture content of the cement screeding is vital, especially in Malaysia's humid climate. Here's why cement screeding moisture content control is crucial before installing solid wood flooring.

Preventing Potential Problems:

Maintaining Structural Integrity :

Excess moisture in the cement screeding can migrate into the wood flooring, causing warping, cupping, and other damage. Controlling moisture levels is essential to prevent these issues.

Maintaining Structural Integrity:

Controlling the moisture content of the cement screeding ensures that it provides a stable and level surface for your wood flooring. High moisture levels can compromise the structural integrity of the flooring system.

Preventing Mold and Mildew:

Moisture trapped within the screeding can create a breeding ground for mold and mildew, which can have a detrimental impact on both the flooring and indoor air quality.

Conduct a moisture test on the cement screed to determine its moisture content is crucial before proceed for solid wood flooring installation, particularly in Malaysia's humid climate. It not only safeguards the flooring against damage but also contributes to its longevity, stability, and aesthetic appeal. At Hengwood, we prioritize meticulous steps to ensure your solid wood flooring remains a beautiful and enduring addition to your space.


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