In the midst of a critical turnaround, Surface Solutions does due diligence, performing moisture vapor transmission testing to get the job done right.


With her new catering business scheduled to open in a few weeks, our customer needs industrial-grade flooring installed in the 2,500-square-foot commercial kitchen (no cove base) in short order. Before any flooring decisions are made, Surface Solutions performs calcium chloride vapor tests on the existing bare concrete and new concrete around the new drains, which indicate how much moisture is coming out of the slab. We discover vapor moisture readings between 8-12 lbs per 1,000 sq. ft. To alleviate potential moisture issues in the future, our team recommends several solutions: 1) a required vapor barrier or 2) an application of a urethane concrete flooring solution, since epoxy systems max out at vapor readings of only 3 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft.

Impressed with our professionalism and knowledge, the client chooses Flowcrete Flowfresh SLB at 3/16-inch nominal thickness with a urethane topcoat, for UV-stability and chemical resistance. Flowcrete SLB is a cost effective, antimicrobial treated cementitious urethane topping that is also resistant to high moisture. In addition to its aesthetic qualities, it provides an excellent alternative to traditional epoxy installations through improved durability, thermal shock resistance and resistance to moisture vapor transmission.

The entire job takes Surface Solutions just 48 hours from start to finish.


Flowcrete Flowfresh SLB w/Urethane Topcoat


Food & Beverage


Cincinnati, Ohio


Catering – Commercial Kitchen


2,500 SF


48 Hours

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Surface Solutions is an independent industrial floor contractor specializing in seamless, polymer flooring systems utilizing the most trusted brands in the industry. From testing to consultation and complete installation services, Surface Solutions is your premiere source of non-toxic, safe and environmentally friendly flooring systems, offering turnkey installations using only in-house personnel. All installations come with a complete single source warranty. We have two locations to serve you: Our home office at 5693 W. 73rd Street in Indianapolis; Phone: 866-858-4080 and our regional office at 2915 W. Armitage Ave Suite 1 in Chicago; Phone: 773-645-9000. Learn more at