Asked by: Anara Marqueta
asked in category: General Last Updated: 29th March, 2020

Can mold grow under vinyl flooring on concrete?

Being porous it absorbs moisture and it has air, all you need is to add is mold spores and there you have it. Mold will grow where ever there is moisture. We have a concrete slab with a vinyl floor. The only way to get rid of the mold and smell is to find it and clean it up otherwise it will grow and grow.

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In this regard, can mold grow under vinyl plank flooring?

Although vinyl floors are resistant to moisture, mold and mildew can grow if there is standing water around the edges, grooves or under the floor.

Secondly, can mold grow under concrete slab? Mold growth on a concrete wall due to excess humidity. On it's own, concrete does not provide a sufficient food source for fungal growth. Therefore, unless the concrete is kept extremely clean, mold growth can occur. Of course, even if the concrete is covered in dust, mold will not grow without sufficient moisture.

Also asked, is mold under flooring dangerous?

When the mold spores drift inside your home, if the spores find a suitable, damp environment, they begin to grow. The result is more than distasteful - it can prove hazardous to your health. If it's growing under your flooring, you need to fix the cause, kill and remove the mold, then replace the flooring.

Do you need a moisture barrier under vinyl flooring?

A moisture barrier is need to protect the flooring against moisture or moisture vapor. Floating Floor Installations – When installing laminate or other floating floors over cement, VCT, ceramic tiles, or kitchen vinyl, use 6 mil poly sheeting plastic as the moisture barrier.

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