LATICRETE Introduces VAPOR BAN™ ER, a Rapid-Curing Moisture Vapor Barrier

Curing in as little as three hours, the moisture vapor barrier can be used as a base coat within SPARTACOTE resinous flooring systems or to protect moisture sensitive flooring 

LATICRETE, a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry, has introduced VAPOR BAN ER, a rapid-curing moisture vapor barrier that dries in three to four hours for use in compressed timeline projects— allowing for single day installations of coatings systems that address moisture issues. This product can be incorporated as a base coat in any SPARTACOTE resinous flooring systems for decorative and protective applications, or it can be used separately to protect moisture sensitive finished flooring.  

“When developing VAPOR BAN ER, our goal was to create a product that offers contractors an alternative for projects that need a moisture vapor barrier and have a tight turnaround,” said LATICRETE Product Manager Benjamin Lampi. “VAPOR BAN ER is going to help construction projects whether they be industrial, commercial or residential to not only be completed at rapid speeds when moisture issues are present, but also be fully designed with colorful flooring options when used as a base coat to enhance the installation.” 

With resinous flooring systems, VAPOR BAN ER can be pigmented with SPARTACOTE Epoxy Pigments. Available colors include Black, White, Light Grey, Medium Grey, Sand Beige, Dark Beige and Tile Red, with custom colors available upon request. VAPOR BAN ER can also accept broadcasts of either SPARTACOTE Blended Chip or SPARTACOTE Blended Quartz for added color, texture and artistic effects.

Performance features of VAPOR BAN Primer ER include exceeding ASTM 32010 to protect even the most sensitive flooring materials from moisture vapor transmission and oil tolerance.

VAPOR BAN ER is compatible with non-water based adhesives for ease-of-use with hardwood, vinyl, rubber, carpet, tile and stone. 

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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 60 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