Standard Practice for Installation of Thick Poured Gypsum Concrete Underlayments and Preparation of the Surface to Receive Resilient Flooring


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Publication date
01 October 2021

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<div class="SectionLevel2"> <p class="subsec1 cdone2"><span class="Head3 cdone">1.1</span> This practice covers the installation and preparation of the thick poured gypsum concrete underlayments over wood structural panel subfloors in commercial structures or over concrete floors in commercial structures and the preparation of the thick poured gypsum concrete underlayment surface prior to the installation of resilient flooring in commercial buildings.

</div> <div class="SectionLevel2"> <p class="subsec1 cdone2"><span class="Head3 cdone">1.2</span> This practice covers the factors that are required to be controlled while installing thick poured gypsum concrete underlayment as a base for resilient flooring.

</div> <div class="SectionLevel2"> <p class="subsec1 cdone2"><span class="Head3 cdone">1.3</span> This practice does not cover the structural adequacy of the wood structural panel subfloor or concrete subfloor. The structural integrity of assemblies is governed by local building codes.

</div> <div class="SectionLevel2"> <p class="subsec1 cdone2"><span class="Head3 cdone">1.4</span> This practice does not supersede in any manner the thick poured gypsum concrete underlayment manufacturers, adhesive manufacturer’s or resilient flooring manufacturer’s written instructions. Consult the individual manufacturer for specific recommendations.

</div> <div class="SectionLevel2"> <p class="subsec1 cdone2"><span class="Head3 cdone">1.5</span> Thick poured gypsum concrete underlayments are not suitable for use on concrete slabs on ground due to potential moisture problems arising from moisture intrusion, unless an adequate vapor retarder or vapor barrier is present directly beneath the concrete subfloor.

</div> <div class="SectionLevel2"> <p class="subsec1 cdone2"><span class="Head3 cdone">1.6</span> The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values stated in parentheses are approximate mathematical conversions to SI units, which are provided for information only.

</div> <div class="SectionLevel2"> <p class="caveat cdone2"><span class="Head3 cdone">1.7</span> This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

</div> <div class="SectionLevel2"> <p class="WTOcaveat cdone2"><span class="Head3 cdone">1.8</span> This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.