Chino, Calif.—Sika introduced MB EZ Rapid, a single-component, rapid-drying moisture barrier, adhesion promoter and substrate consolidator for all floor covering installations over critical substrates for residential and commercial applications.
Sika MB EZ Rapid is a roll-on moisture membrane designed to mitigate vapor transmission from porous subfloors for all flooring installations. It mitigates moisture issues originating from below the membrane allowing for moisture emission limitations of up to 99%/ASTM F2170 relative humidity test and 18 lbs./ASTM F1869 calcium chloride method test when two coats are applied. Moisture limitations with a one-coat application are 93%/ASTM F2170 relative humidity test and 12 lbs./ASTM F1869 calcium chloride method test.
“This multiple-solution product will help change how floors are installed,” said Dre Eisenmann, product manager at Sika Corporation. “Installers can now remediate problematic subfloors and protect the homeowner’s investment while turning what is typically a two to three day installation into a single day of labor.”
Extremely easy to apply, the new product is a fast-drying (1 hour) formula that allows for immediate nail-down and same-day glue-down flooring installations. Offered in 2.5 gallon jugs, it provides coverage of up to 1000 square feet/container. This 3-In-1 sustainable solution is solvent free with low VOC content.
Sika MB EZ Rapid can be used over plywood, concrete, gypsum and old cutback adhesive. When used in glue-assist or nail-assist installations, primarily in basements or over crawl spaces, the multiuse product replaces the need for tar paper and prevents tears in paper or seams. MB EZ Rapid is a polyurethane resin reactive primer that can also be used to prime gypsum-based underlayments and patches, including SikaLevel products, prior to the application of SikaBond wood and resilient flooring adhesives.
When used in combination with other SikaLevel, SikaBond or Sika-DriTac flooring installation solutions, MB EZ Rapid helps deliver the Sika Secure system, which includes a warranty equal to the lifetime of the floor. The Sika Secure System provides installers with a solution-based, multi-tier system product offering from a trusted single-source supplier.