Water absorbment mats

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Old 06-06-19, 09:40 PM
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Water absorbment mats

Are there any type of thin layer sheeting or mats that could be placed under rubber floor tiles and over a concrete floor which might act as water/moisture absorbers?
 
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Why? That sounds like a bad idea.
 
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Old 06-07-19, 07:32 AM
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any absorbent material will also have strong water - retention capacity - meaning that once it soaks up any moisture, it will hold it for a while.
Based on what you said - placing it under rubber tiles - which won't help with evaporation - you are asking for major mold issue.
Bad idea.
 
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Old 06-07-19, 08:10 AM
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I get what you're both saying. I guess I was looking at it from the standpoint of if I get any water seepage it might be a way of absorbing the moisture but obviously where would it go once it absorbed it. The concrete floor is usually dry plus I covered it with a masonry waterproofer so hopefully it won't be an issue and I'll just leave things as is. Thanks
 
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You need to keep the water away outside in the first place with gutters, downspout extensions and grading.
 
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I already had all that stuff done
 
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So for the record I think I found what I'm looking for. I spoke to the company that I purchased the rubber tiles from. They sell various underlayments. One specifically is water resistant, mold resistant and acts as a vapor barrier. If I do ever get some moisture or small amount of water in this sounds like it would work.
 
 

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