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Step-by-Step Guide: Installing the Wakol PU280 Moisture Barrier for Flooring Protection

Wakol PU280 Moisture Barrier Installation

How do I install the Wakol PU280 Moisture Barrier on a concrete slab?

To install the Wakol PU280 Moisture Barrier for your flooring, follow these steps:

1. Surface Preparation: Ensure that the subfloor is clean, dry, and free from any contaminants .The subfloor must be structurally sound, solid, well fastened, clean and free from dust, oil, grease, paint, wax, old adhesive.. Any uneven areas should be levelled, and all cracks and holes should be filled with suitable floor leveling compounds.

2. Moisture Barrier Application: Shake the WAKOL PU 280 Moisture Barrier well before pouring into a bucket. Use a suitable roller, apply the moisture barrier evenly across the concrete slab just like you are painting a wall, but a floor. Allow the moisture barrier to dry for at least 45mins to 1hr depending on site conditions.

3. Flooring Installation: Once the Wakol PU280 Moisture Barrier has dried, you can proceed with the installation of your chosen flooring material according to the manufacturer's guidelines.

Why is it important to install a moisture barrier before flooring?

Installing a moisture barrier before laying down flooring is essential to protect your investment and ensure the longevity of your floors. Moisture barriers help prevent moisture and water vapor from seeping through the subfloor and causing damage to the flooring material. This is particularly important in areas with high humidity or moisture, such as bathrooms, kitchens, or basements. Without a moisture barrier, hardwood, laminate, or engineered wood flooring can warp, buckle, or develop mould and mildew, leading to costly repairs or even replacement. At Imperial Flooring Australia, we prioritise the proper installation of moisture barriers to provide our customers with durable and long-lasting flooring solutions that can withstand the test of time.


Installing the Wakol PU280 Moisture Barrier is a crucial step in ensuring the longevity and durability of your flooring, follow the instructions accordingly. For specific instructions and product compatibility, always refer to the manufacturer's technical data sheet and installation guidelines. It is also recommended to seek professional advice or consult with Imperial Flooring Australia for any installation concerns or assistance.


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