Is MicroQuarz resistant to humidity?
MicroQuarz is waterproof and is resistant to moisture that may fall on it. In other words, you can put it in a shower, you can put it in a shower tray, you can put it outdoors, on exterior walls to waterproof the walls.
But it is not resistant to rising damp, the damp that comes from the substrate can cause detachments or cracks. Therefore, if your damp problem comes from the substrate, we advise against the installation, unless you carry out a specific treatment to eliminate this damp that may come from the substrate.
There are 2 types of damp:
Positive humidity, which is humidity that is present and can be removed.
Phreatic or rising damp. This is the most complex and we advise against installing the product if you have this problem, because the only solution that stops rising damp is insulation. It is a very complex work that has to be solved with a plastic sheet that can be laid, which prevents the rise of humidity from the ground and then the creation of another base paving on top of it. We advise against the installation of MicroQuarz when you have this specific case of humidity.
On the other hand, when there is positive moisture, there are vapour barriers and there are stone coatings that can stop this residual moisture.