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FCICA to host 'The Risk of High Moisture in Flooring - What You Need to Know', a GCP Applied Technologies webinar

FCICA to host 'The Risk of High Moisture in Flooring - What You Need to Know', a GCP Applied Technologies webinar

FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, announces a March product webinar featuring GCP Applied Technologies.  

David Stowell, CSMT, Technical Services Specialist and Curtis Colegrove, CIM, Technical Support will present
The Risk of High Moisture in Flooring - What You Need To Know, Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 11 AM CT / 12 PM ET.

FCICA invites members and nonmembers to this product webinar. Product webinars are FREE to all attendees regardless of membership status. Pre-registration is requested and registration is open. Click here to register today!

In this webinar presentation David Stowell and Curtis Colegrove will answer the question:  Why so many risks and challenges with high moisture flooring? To answer this question, they'll cover: 

  • Faster construction schedules
  • Breathability of flooring products
  • Changes in adhesives
  • Repurposing of structures
  • Building designs without EFFECTIVE vapor retarders

Presenter, Curtis Colegrove, Technical Representative, Specialty Flooring Division, has been in the flooring industry for over 35 years. First as an installer for 27 years, then later moving into flooring sales. His certifications include IICRC Resilient Floor Inspector, IICRI Substrate/Sub Floor Inspector and Tier 2 of the ICRI Concrete Slab Moisture Testing Technician; he is also a FCICA CIM, Certified Installation Manager. In his current position with GCP Applied Technologies, Curtis oversees installation and troubleshooting, a role he has held for the last five years.

Presenter, David Stowell, CSMT, Technical Services Specialist, Specialty Flooring Division, has professionally served in the floor covering industry for over 30 years, providing technical/sales assistance to manufacturers, distributors, contractors, OEM accounts and end users. He has provided both internal and external technical support to sales staff and management by developing and distributing warranty info, specifiers guides, installation instructions/procedures and claim resolution through warranty programs. David has also developed  claim correspondence, tracking and monitoring of the entire compliant resolution process.

GCP Applied Technologies provides advanced floor moisture barriers to solve moisture problems for floor assemblies. To that end, we recently acquired VERSASHIELD® floor underlayment, a proven, easy-to-install solution that minimizes downtime and reduces the cost of protecting concrete slabs from moisture. The VERSASHIELD® floor moisture barriers and associated tape products for floors are part of GCP’s premier portfolio of moisture mitigation products. These products are now sold under the name KOVARA®, and are backed by GCP’s dedicated field support team around the world.

KOVARA® floor moisture barriers consist of a sheet membrane designed to be laid down above the concrete slab but underneath floor coverings, including carpet, vinyl, ceramic tile and more. It's designed to protect these materials as well as their adhesives from any staining, warping or mold that may result from water or alkaline salts infiltrating through the concrete slab.

When it was released, the KOVARA® floor moisture barrier represented one of the first sheet membranes for floor protection, designed to offer significant advantages over liquid epoxy. Contractors and building owners can enjoy reduced installation time, easy application and increased safety during construction. It reduces the installation time for the underlayment from days to hours and allows construction to continue around it unimpeded. With 50 million square feet installed, KOVARA® floor moisture barriers enjoy a global reputation for excellence.

Additional Info

Media Contact : Catherine Church, FCICA Executive Director |

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