Questions and answers: Platon Stop

Platon Stop

Reliable protection for wood flooring.

1. How long do I have to wait before laying Platon Stop?
2. Do i have to prime the substrate before laying Platon Stop?
3. Do i have to prime the surface when i have floor heating in the concrete?
4. Can I use any tape to seal the joints?
5. Why is not the side of the wooden floor and the ventilated board damaged by moisture evacuating from the air gap under Platon Stop?
6. Is the air gap under Stop big enough?
7. Are there any problems with evacuating moisture into the room?
8. How long can I calculate this to work?


How long do I have to wait before laying Platon Stop? 

It takes just the short time to harden the concrete enough to bear your weight and dry out to 95% RH or 5% CM. One of the advantages of Platon Stop is that it makes the concrete cure more slowly, thereby giving a stronger and better concrete.

Do i have to prime the substrate before laying Platon Stop? 

No, Platon Stop is a very effective water vapour barrier in itself.

Do i have to prime the surface when i have floor heating in the concrete? 

Normally no, but check with the producers of floor heating.

Can I use any tape to seal the joints? 

If you want all the great advantages of the system then you should use our special tape. Platon Stop Tape is the only tape which will withstand the alkaline humidity over time, tapes with lesser quality will not. Isola accepts no responsibility if any other tape is used.

Why is not the side of the wooden floor and the ventilated board damaged by moisture evacuating from the air gap under Platon Stop? 

The drying out of the concrete from a concrete slab which has 95% or less humidity is very slow and the surrounding air and materials can accept it without being damaged.

Is the air gap under Stop big enough?
 

Yes, the moisture under Stop will dry out in a controlled fashion.

Are there any problems with evacuating moisture into the room?
 

No, this moisture is easily accepted by the air and transported away.

How long can I calculate this to work? 

Platon Stop and its accessories have a life expectancy of 50 years.