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|USG Unveils Quick-Dry Liquid Waterproofing Membrane|
Newest addition to the USG Durock Brand™ waterproofing membrane portfolio keeps unwanted moisture out, saves construction time and costs
CHICAGO— (August 8, 2017)—USG Corporation (NYSE:USG), a leading building materials manufacturer, unveils USG Durock™ Brand Liquid Waterproofing Membrane, a durable and seamless application for use in commercial and residential tile and stone applications. USG Durock™ Brand Liquid Waterproofing Membrane only requires a one-coat application when installed over smooth surfaces, and is suitable for wet areas from showers (including steam showers) to flooring assemblies to countertops.
With the waterproofing membranes market size estimated to surpass $10.5 billion USD by the end of 2024, the need for durable materials in construction for commercial and residential projects is growing. USG Durock™ Brand Liquid Waterproofing Membrane is a strong polymer-based fluid application that is designed to be to be rolled, brushed, troweled or sprayed.
This liquid membrane provides a sealed waterproof barrier in a single-step application when administered over vertical smooth surfaces or in a two-ply application when used on rough surfaces and all horizontal surfaces. Its fast-drying time allows for quick turnaround on the jobsite.
“There’s always a bathroom to fix up or renovate, and for designers and installers, productivity on the jobsite is more important than ever,” said Matthew Samuels, product manager, USG. “Our USG Durock™ Brand Liquid Waterproofing Membrane brings the trust, flexibility and level of performance that our customers have come to expect from the USG Durock™ Brand waterproofing membrane portfolio, in an application that’s easier to use than sheet membrane solutions and is faster to install because of the quick drying time.”
USG Durock™ Brand Liquid Waterproofing Membrane has the lowest permeance rating (0.43 perms at 15 milliliters dry thickness) of any liquid waterproofing membrane when tested to ASTM E96, making it not only ideal for showers and other wet areas, but for continuous-use residential and commercial steam showers without additional vapor retarder.
USG Durock™ Brand Liquid Waterproofing Membrane complements the USG Durock™ Brand waterproofing membrane portfolio of products, which includes: USG Durock™ Brand Waterproofing Membrane and Band (sheet membrane) and USG Durock™ Brand Tile Membrane and Adhesive (crack isolation).
USG Durock™ Brand Liquid Waterproofing Membrane
USG Durock™ Brand Liquid Waterproofing Membrane is available nationwide through tile and flooring distributor channels. For additional more information, please visit usg.com/tileandflooring.
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