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DRIcore 7/8 in. x 2 ft. x 2 ft. DRIcore Subfloor Panel
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DRIcore

7/8 in. x 2 ft. x 2 ft. DRIcore Subfloor Panel

  • Fast and ready to install - on average lay 100 sq. ft. an hour
  • Use in new and old construction to reduce energy costs year-round
  • Can be stained or painted
$5.75 /each

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DRIcore is the first and most important step towards creating a new living space as warm and comfortable as any other space in your home. DRIcore is the one-step engineered sub floor solution that is specifically designed for basements. The raised moisture barrier covers cold, damp concrete to protect, insulate and cushion your finished floors. Concrete continually releases moisture. DRIcore sub floor panels have been designed with air gap technology to keep basement floors dry, comfortable and cozy throughout the entire year. The air gap encourages constant air flow and evaporation of surface moisture emitted from your basement concrete floor. You will be warm and dry in your new basement space with finished floors that are up to 3.2C warmer. DRIcore sub floor ensures a healthy environment for you and your family by limiting moisture that can lead to mold. DRIcore sub floor panels are strong enough to take up to 4,000 lbs. per sq. ft. That means you can have a fantastic recreation room for the kids, home gym, games room or perhaps the home theatre of your dreams. Add your favorites finished floor think carpet, laminate, engineered hardwood, tile or vinyl.

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  • Dricore is smart - promotes good indoor air quality by allowing your concrete to breathe which in turn reduces the potential for mold and that basement smell
  • Dricore is smart - keeps your family warm and dry, while protecting furniture, flooring and electronics from basement moisture
  • Dricore is easy - a typical 500 sq. ft. basement installs in an afternoon
  • Dricore is easy - provides an easy ready to use surface to add your favorite finished floor
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Do I need to level the floor before installating? I removed the vinyl tile flooring but there's mastic still on the floor. Is this OK?

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January 22, 2016
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I don't think mastic would be a problem but if the floor has major dips that could pose a problem. I had a typical concrete slab basement. Pretty level but not perfect. Dricore sells a plastic shim but I just used regular generic shims in areas where the floor dips.
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Dear Northgate Road: As you've probably noticed from the two previous answers, there is no cut-and-dried answer. Perfectly level would obviously be perfect. That said, the rubber 'feet' on the bottom of the DriCore panels will mask imperfections in the surface of the concrete, e.g. cracks, small holes and bumps, etc. The edges also interlock, which helps to even out the surface. So "mastic still on the Read More
Dear Northgate Road: As you've probably noticed from the two previous answers, there is no cut-and-dried answer. Perfectly level would obviously be perfect. That said, the rubber 'feet' on the bottom of the DriCore panels will mask imperfections in the surface of the concrete, e.g. cracks, small holes and bumps, etc. The edges also interlock, which helps to even out the surface. So "mastic still on the floor" is a judgement call. You should remove any large pieces , but thin patches will not make any difference.
A couple of tips:
> Seal the seams with DAP 230 to block moisture.
> If you have a water leakage problem, obviously do everything to solve it before you install the DriCore. Water can move under the DriCore, so a drain / sump is a good idea.
> If you have enough headroom, add a 1" layer of XPS foam board on top of the DriCore to insulate the floor and further restrict moisture. Seal the joints and edges carefully with DAP 230. Depending on the type of flooring you use, you could lay it directly on top -- or add a layer of plywood to create a nailable / glue-able surface.
We recently installed DriCore in the basement of a remodel and added the layer of XPS foam board, which noticeably isolated the cold concrete.
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September 16, 2015
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I've just finished installing Dry Core in our basement. I lifted the original (1980's?) vinyl tiles and then washed the floor with Concrobium (pour it on and let it dry) to discourage mould.
Our concrete floor is very level and after the Concrobium wash the remaining mastic hasn't caused any issues. However, if you have runs or lumps of mastic that protrude more than 1/8", you probably want to scrape
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I've just finished installing Dry Core in our basement. I lifted the original (1980's?) vinyl tiles and then washed the floor with Concrobium (pour it on and let it dry) to discourage mould.
Our concrete floor is very level and after the Concrobium wash the remaining mastic hasn't caused any issues. However, if you have runs or lumps of mastic that protrude more than 1/8", you probably want to scrape them.
I contemplated going over the whole floor with Goo-Gone or similar. But that stuff is highly flammable and pretty toxic. Definitely not recommended for large areas (more than 5 ft sq).
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September 11, 2015
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Yes, the floor is required to be level before installing the panels.
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How many squares would I need to cover 252 sq feet?

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if you use their method of dividing your sq ft by 3.3 it equals to be about 77 squares.
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September 21, 2016
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Dear JP: Each DriCore panel is 2' x 2' which equals 4 SF, so the rough total is 63 panels to cover 252 SF. Depending on the layout of your room, you may need to cut panels to fit -- so add a few more.

If you have a water leak problem in this room, also make sure there is a drain with a drywell or sump pump for water to run to, under the DriCore panels. We also seal all of the edges and joints to
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Dear JP: Each DriCore panel is 2' x 2' which equals 4 SF, so the rough total is 63 panels to cover 252 SF. Depending on the layout of your room, you may need to cut panels to fit -- so add a few more.

If you have a water leak problem in this room, also make sure there is a drain with a drywell or sump pump for water to run to, under the DriCore panels. We also seal all of the edges and joints to block moisture, with DAP 230.

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September 21, 2016
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63 panels should cover 252 square feet.
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can I paint or stain this product?

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I applied water based polyurethane to it (Parks Semi-gloss). The OSB really absorbed the poly. I needed 6 coats. But it looks really good. I would test a piece out first before you do an entire floor.
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According to the DriCore web site, it can be finished with standard wood floor finishes, though I have read it may take more coats than standard wood because the OSB is absorbent. Google finishing OSB and you will see many examples of it. I plan on going over mine with a water based polyurethane.
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Dear JL:
Well, you could -- but DriCore is not be a good substitute for real flooring. The surface is kind of rough and the edges are not sanded, which would lead to splinters etc. The underside is also covered with 1/2" of rubber feet -- so the panels (and edges) give a bit when you walk on them.
In short, add some flooring. A few tips:
> Seal the seams and edges carefully with DAP 230 to block Read More
Dear JL:
Well, you could -- but DriCore is not be a good substitute for real flooring. The surface is kind of rough and the edges are not sanded, which would lead to splinters etc. The underside is also covered with 1/2" of rubber feet -- so the panels (and edges) give a bit when you walk on them.
In short, add some flooring. A few tips:
> Seal the seams and edges carefully with DAP 230 to block moisture.
> If you have enough head room, add 1" of XPS foam board on top of the DriCore to insulate the floor and further reduce moisture from the concrete. Seal the joints and edges carefully with DAP 230. Depending on your flooring, you may be able to install it on top of the XPS. If you need a nail or glue ready surface, add plywood. That's what we did with a recent remodel in Massachusetts.
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Can install the panels over a 6mil sheathing barrier?

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Dear Jetted: Yes, but there isn't any need for a poly sheathing barrier. DriCore panels have a rubber layer on the bottom that is waterproof, and you can seal all of the joints with a layer of DAP 230.

If you have a water leak issue, also make sure there is a drain and drywell or sump pump for the water to run to under the DriCore panels.

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Underlayment of 1/4-inch is approved for some installations.
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 86 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great subfloor for new carpeted office in existing garage We put this down as the subfloor for a new office for my wife that we carved out of a large 2-car garage. (We work at home - so just one car, but office space needed.) This stuff worked just as well as I hoped - easy to cut, and very little time to install. One thing - I do wish I'd put a couple more anchor screws down, as there were a couple spots on the finished, carpeted floor where we could hear a soft clunk from the subfloor being pushed down on the concrete. (They say you only need anchors around the outside and one in the middle - I'd say, add a few more until you can dance on the subfloor without any excess movement.) Home Depot shipping was way ahead of schedule too - I ordered online, they said a couple weeks, got it in a couple days. (YMMV.) October 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product Product was easy to install and worked as advertised. Dricore was an easy solution to my problem concrete floor. October 18, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Basement Project We just finished putting 1200 sq. ft. in our basement. Can't wait to finish it off with the carpet and tile. The floor feels warmer already. October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great product Great product. Was very easy to install and took care of any water and mold problem that I had. There was also a great video from dricore on how to install. October 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product We had to purchase this product at a Home Depot 150 miles away and have it shipped to our HD because it was not (and still is not) available in our region. Well worth the hassle. It is well constructed and goes together easily. Just remember to leave a little space around the edges to permit expansion (we were warned). We have carpet over it and have no idea if the dricore is moving under it or not. Never had a problem. The floor and rooms are very comfortable year around. There is an area where it extends into my shop and shows only minimal wear with no covering at all. August 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to install I'm a contractor. The DriCore went in extremely easy. The flatter your floor, the easier. For areas with slight humps or dips, some shims or anchor screws did the trick just fine. We installed traffic master allure flooring on top and it turned out great. July 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Was worth the money Very easy to put together, a bit costly but should pay off in the long run. April 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Perfect sub-floor for basement Seemed to be a little pricey, but I needed something to put on basement floor..(existing was not so great cement floor). I am very happy with the results of the dri-loc and being able to put laminate on top. Came out beautiful and Am almost done with what will be my sewing room. February 18, 2014
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