Laticrete VAPOR BAN™ E, Moisture Barrier Solution

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LATICRETE, a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry, has introduced VAPOR BAN™ E a single-coat, 100% solids, liquid applied two-part epoxy coating specifically designed for controlling the moisture vapor emission rate from new or existing concrete slabs. As a direct replacement for NXT® Vapor Reduction Coating, SPARTACOTE® Moisture Vapor Barrier and SUPERCAP® Moisture Vapor Control, VAPOR BAN E offers the benefits and features of each of these existing epoxy moisture mitigation products in an easy-to-use, all-in-one formula, which also simplifies ordering and reduces inventory carrying costs.

“With moisture being one of the leading causes of flooring failures, VAPOR BAN E provides a high-performing solution that offers peace-of-mind, efficiency and enhanced protection,” said Elvis Torres, LATICRETE Product Manager. “This consolidation helps our distribution network by eliminating the need to carry and stock multiple epoxy floor moisture barriers, simplifying the ordering process and reducing inventory costs. Also, it allows our users to focus and see exactly what they need, not being confused by products with similar performing attributes. VAPOR BAN E is the perfect entry point into the line, followed after by VAPOR BAN ER and VAPOR BAN Primer ER.”

The product protects moisture and pH-sensitive floor coverings such as most resinous coatings, vinyl, rubber, hardwood, carpet, ceramic tile and stone up to 100% relative humidity (RH) and reduces the moisture vapor emission rate (MVER) from less than or equal to 25 pounds to below three pounds. Additionally, VAPOR BAN E exceeds the ASTM F3010 (below 0.1 perms) standard and is compatible with non-water-based adhesives.

VAPOR BAN E can be pigmented with SPARTACOTE® Universal Pigments (a line of concentrated colorants) for use as a base coat in any SPARTACOTE system. This product also accepts a broadcast of SPARTACOTE Blended Chip (flake) or Quartz which saves an installation step by broadcasting directly into a concrete vapor barrier. VAPOR BAN E can be used with both the LATICRETE® NXT® and SUPERCAP® product line of high-performing self-leveling underlayments and traffic bearing overlays.

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Effective June 11, 2022, NXT Vapor Reduction Coating, SPARTACOTE Moisture Vapor Barrier and SUPERCAP Moisture Vapor Control have been replaced with VAPOR BAN E.

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LATICRETE is a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry. LATICRETE offers a broad range of products and systems covering tile & stone installation and care, masonry installation and care, resinous and decorative floor finishes, concrete construction chemicals, and concrete restoration and care including the SUPERCAP® System. For over 65 years, LATICRETE has been committed to research and development of innovative installation products, building a reputation for superior quality, performance and customer service. LATICRETE methods, materials, and technology have been field and laboratory proven by Architects, Engineers, Contractors and Owners. Offering an array of low VOC and sustainable products, LATICRETE® products contribute to LEED certification, exceed commercial/residential VOC building requirements, and are backed by the most comprehensive warranties in the industry. For more information, visit

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