Best used on concrete floors with a high moisture content (up to 20lbs/24hr/1000ft) or prior to installing wood, carpet, tile or epoxy flooring
If the concrete basement floor has a high moisture content the Vapor-Tek 440 is the product to use. This two-component epoxy coating is designed to reduce moisture vapor emission rates of up to 20lb/24hr/1000ft. If you are going to be installing carpet, tile or wood this is the product to use to prevent any moisture from traveling and dis-bonding the flooring. It is also an excellent choice to use the Vapor-Tek 440 as a primer before installing an epoxy floor.
Each gallon will cover up to 100 square feet at 17 mils thickness and will leave a clear, gloss finish. Part A is mixed with Part B prior to application and installed with an epoxy glide roller. The Vapor-Tek 440 will stop dusting, can be applied to concrete as little as 10 days old and only requires one coat.
The Vapor-Tek 440 does have a short pot life which means once Part A and Part B are mixed together it needs to be applied within 30-40 minutes. Once the pot life has been reached the product can no longer be applied. The Vapor-Tek 440 is dry and ready for foot traffic within 24 hours and fully cured in 3-7 days.
Best used preventatively on concrete floors without any moisture
The Lithi-Tek 9500 is best used on new concrete or used preventatively on concrete that has never had any moisture issues. Lithi-Tek 9500 is concentrated and needs to be mixed with distilled water prior to application. One part Lithi-Tek 9500 is mixed with 4 parts water. Two coats are applied wet-on-wet (the second coat is applied immediately after the first coat) with either a sprayer or roller.