Flooring Problems

Flooring in commercial and residential buildings can have a variety of problems, from moldy carpets to debonded vinyl tiles to movement in wood flooring. Understanding the causes and solutions of these problems involves understanding the building as a system. What happens beneath and above a floor matters, in ways that aren’t always anticipated or well understood.

The articles in this section examine a range of building practices and materials – and the interactions between them – that can lead to flooring problems and solutions.
 

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BSD

BSD-005: Green Building and Sustainability

By John Straube
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BSD-108: Investigating and Diagnosing Moisture Problems

By Joseph Lstiburek
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RR

RR-0209: Mold Testing

By Joseph Lstiburek
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RR

RR-0803: Volatile Organic Compound Concentrations and Emission Rates in New Manufactured and Site-Built Houses

By Armin Rudd
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