Wet areas are classified according to their level of potential in-service water damage as

1. High risk (such as showers).

2. Medium risk (such as bathrooms and areas adjacent to baths and spas) .

3. Low risk (such as laundries).

To comply with all the requirements test method refer to ASTM C1396, Lining materials installed in high risk areas must be water-proofed with a liquid membrane.

Water resistance for wet areas

Knauf products such as MoistShield can be used to resist moisture in wet areas like showers, bathrooms and commercial laundries. MoistShield can be used on both ceilings and walls, covered with tiles and when installed correctly.

Refer to the Knauf Technical Manual for the latest information.

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