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DRIcore

Model CDGNUS750024024

Internet #202268752

Store SKU #361018

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

$5.75 /each
  • 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

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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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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:
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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 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 this product be used over existing basement carpet ?

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Our basement floor is a concrete slab which was originally covered with a glued down vinyl tile in the 1960's. Later basement carpet was glued down over the tile. Do we have to remove the tile and the carpet before using this product?
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August 11, 2016
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Yes, this product should be placed over bare concrete.
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Dear Patrick: I assume that you plan to install DriCore because there is a potential water problem in your basement. This is a great solution for this common basement issue, by the way!

If so, you would need to remove the existing carpet -- because this would become a great place for mold etc. to grow if water appeared under the DriCore. The carpet would also hold moisture, which could filter up
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Dear Patrick: I assume that you plan to install DriCore because there is a potential water problem in your basement. This is a great solution for this common basement issue, by the way!

If so, you would need to remove the existing carpet -- because this would become a great place for mold etc. to grow if water appeared under the DriCore. The carpet would also hold moisture, which could filter up through the joints in the DriCore panels and damage your new floor.

So, as difficult and unpleasant as removing that glued carpet will be, it is a necessary first step.

Two tips for installation:

(1) Drain: Make sure you have a place for water to drain to if it leaks under the DriCore, e.g. a drain to a drywell or sump pump.

(2) Sealant: Seal all of the joints and edges carefully to block air / moisture leaks. DAP 230 works well.

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Could I use for a partial attic floor?

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I need to install a section in the attic to walk on. Would these support an adult walking on them? How much does each panel weigh? I'm looking for something I can get up the attic pull down ladder (which is why I'm not considering plywood sheets).
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Dear HandyHomeowner: Yes, DriCore panels will work -- but there are faster and less expensive options. If something 24" wide will fit through your attic ladder opening, you could: (1) Cut 4' x 8' plywood panels in half, to make two 2' x 8' sheets, or (2) Install 'shiplap' boards, which have grooves on the side so that they overlap on the long edge. See: Model # 368260 Home Depot Internet # 100042287 Read More
Dear HandyHomeowner: Yes, DriCore panels will work -- but there are faster and less expensive options. If something 24" wide will fit through your attic ladder opening, you could: (1) Cut 4' x 8' plywood panels in half, to make two 2' x 8' sheets, or (2) Install 'shiplap' boards, which have grooves on the side so that they overlap on the long edge. See: Model # 368260 Home Depot Internet # 100042287 Store SKU # 368260.
Both options will be much easier to install, at a lower cost. We have used both for remodeling work.
A tip: Before you lay down the new floor in your attic, seal all of the air leaks into the attic. Recessed lights are the #1 culprit. Install Tenmat covers over them, and seal the edges with DAP 230 sealant. See: Tenmat Model # FF130E, Home Depot Internet # 204286308 Store SKU # 1000012747. For larger light housings build an airtight box around them with drywall or plywood. Seal the edges with DAP 230.
Seal other gaps and holes, e.g. around vent pipes, with Great Stuff foam. If you need to seal a gap around anything that gets hot, however, e.g. an exhaust pipe, NEVER use Great Stuff or any other spray foam; they are very flammable. Stuff large gaps with rock wool, and seal smaller gaps with fireblock sealant. See: 3M Model # FB 136, Home Depot Internet # 100390499 Store SKU # 191728.
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Yes, this can be used for a partial attic floor.
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 82 reviewers.
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 DRIcore These panels are a little pricey but they're super easy to install. Get the DRIcore shims too. They are wider than other shims and easily correct any areas that need levelling. March 29, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sub floor magic Flooring system went down smoothly and without a hitch. Good product over cement floor. Topped it off with a Armstrong laminate floor. March 22, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to lay Product is easy and fast to lay, but for some plastic and pvc it's on the pricey side. March 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product! These work. I got a bunch of these for my basement sub flooring project I did in the summer. After water proofing the floor I installed these. There was a 5 degree increase in temperature after the install. And the upstairs is noticeably warmer now that it is the middle of winter. And I am using less propane saving me money. These are expensive but it is quicker to use these. I installed 128 tiles over a weekend. February 7, 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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