VersaShield® is 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 and alkaline salts infiltrating through the concrete slab.
Flooring Solutions for Every Type of Building
VersaShield® flooring underlayments for commercial and institutional buildings protect like no other moisture barrier system
Every year, moisture causes over $1 billion in floor damage. VersaShield® moisture barriers are the industry's leading rolled barrier solution for protecting concrete floors from moisture. We've engineered our products to perform where relative humidity (RH) is highest. VersaShield® MBX protects against moisture in concrete slabs up to 99.5% RH, and VersaShield® 95 up to 95% RH.
VersaShield® products also protect floors from alkalinity given off by concrete slabs. The result is a dramatic reduction in bumps and faults in tile and other finishes for a smooth, safe and appealing surface.
Versatile VersaShield® flooring products are fast and easy to install
VersaShield® flooring materials protect concrete floors in the highest-traffic environments, such as hospitals and retail stores. Their triple-layer construction enables the easy installation of all kinds of surfaces, including:
Carpet, vinyl and ceramic tile
Nearly every type of popular carpet
Engineered wood, bamboo and laminates
VersaShield® moisture barriers save you time and money because they're easy to install. Just roll onto the surface, tape the seams, cut in and you're done.
Our underlayments' superior dimensional stability simplifies installation because they lay flat on concrete. Unlike with epoxy, you can install VersaShield® products overnight and be back in business the next morning.
From seam tapes to flooring installation tools, Orcon® products cover all your flooring needs
For top quality and performance, Orcon® seam tapes are flooring pros' choice for commercial and institutional buildings and residential homes. Orcon® seam tapes cover light-, medium- and heavy-traffic environments and almost every carpet backing imaginable.
To make installation quick and easy, we make a full range of Orcon® tools and products, including:
- Cutters and wall trimmers
- Caulk guns
We bet you won't need help with installation. But if you do, our technical services team is here to train you, help with specs and warranties, and solve any installation problem. Also, we can offer you an online video library and FAQs as well as product decision trees.
Produce strong concrete flooring — and slash costs — with our innovative concrete admixtures and fibers
Need to mix or place strong flooring concrete that resists cracking, corrosion and other defects? It's all covered when you use our advanced concrete admixtures and fibers. Our concrete materials also help reduce costs at the plant and the job site.
For over 50 years, concrete producers and installers have used our products to make high-performance concrete, including:
- STRUX® products, such as STRUX® 90/40, distribute synthetic macro reinforcement equally throughout the concrete matrix. The results are corrosion- and crack-resistant concrete without the handling difficulties associated with steel fibers. STRUX® saves material costs, too, by achieving the same strength in thinner slabs.
- Eclipse® liquid admixtures decrease shrinking, cracking and curling. At the same time, they increase durability, lower maintenance costs and extend structural service life. Use Eclipse® products for all kinds of flooring concrete: indoors or outdoors, on-grade or above-grade.
- Used in mix designs with our ADVA® high-range water reducers, STRUX® and Eclipse® materials also enable faster placement of concrete and the extension of joints.
Finally, our Blue360sm Field Advantage team is at your service — at no extra cost — to help you optimize your mix designs to spec. Our field team also provides installation training and support at the job site.
Blue360sm Field Advantage: Our team is your team.
VersaShield® - A moisture barrier designed for fast and effective protection of flooring
STRUX® - High strength post-crack protection
STRUX® products, such as STRUX® 90/40 synthetic macro fibers, improves impact resistance, durability and long-term crack control properties of concrete by equally distributing structural fibers throughout the entire concrete matrix. There's no risk from corrosion, and none of the risk or job site obstruction inherent with the use of welded wire or mild steel reinforcement. STRUX® eliminates time and labor versus installing welded wire mesh (WWM). It eliminate the need to lift, carry, hoist, position, cut and tie awkward, heavy sheets or rolls of welded wire fabric (WWF) and thus helps to reduce construction time and labor cost for an estimated cost savings between 20-30%.
Eclipse® - Concrete Shrinkage Reducing Admixtures
Eclipse® is a liquid admixture that dramatically reduces drying shrinkage and the potential for cracking and curling in full or partially restrained concrete flooring and paving. Eclipse® products reduce the surface tension of pore water. Indoors or outdoors, on-grade or above, Eclipse® shuts down shrinking, cracks and curling while increasing durability, lowering maintenance costs and extending structure service life. Leading the innovation in this area since 1997, GCP continues to invest to bring new solutions for crack reduction in concrete.
ADVA® - High-range water reducers used to consistently produce high strength concrete
ADVA® is a family of high-range water reducers used in the production of ready mix, precast and prestressed concrete. In addition to providing excellent water reduction, ADVA® products generate higher compressive strengths, better slump retention, improved rheology, enhanced air control, superior finishability, and robustness across a wide range of materials, including both flowable and self-consolidating concrete.