Wallcoverings that Breathe
In humid areas, where mold and mildew concerns exist, breathable wallcoverings reduce the possibility for mold and mildew to grow within the building envelope. Moisture is one of the four elements required for mold to thrive. Because moisture is better able to pass from a wall cavity through a microvented wallcovering, a required element for mold and mildew is minimized.
Warner Wallcoverings is pleased to offer the option of having some of our wallcoverings microvented, making them breathable and achieving a permeability rating of 10 per the "Water and Vapor Transmission of Materials" method B (water cup method) of ASTEM E96-02. (A standard 21 ounce wallcovering has a permeability rating of 0.68 perms). The appearance of the majority of microvented wallcoverings is virtually identical to standard wallcoverings when installed.
In addition to microventing, some Warner Wallcoverings include a mold and mildew inhibitor to further reduce the possibility of mold and mildew growth.