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Customer Reviews for DRICORE 23.25 in. x 47.25 in. x 1 in. Premium Subfloor Specialty Panel (10-Pack)

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Model #FG10038

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  • Air gap technology protects against moisture, mold, and mildew
  • Features a tongue and groove design for easy installation
  • Designed to soften finished floors against hard concrete

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  • 86% recommend this product
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The size is not 2x4 feet
The actual size of the product is 23 1/4 X 47 1/4 so it's not 2x4 feet as it suppose to be. If you going to install ply or osb over the product you have to cut each sheet to make them the same size or in over case each sheet will overlap product 3/4 in both directions. The main question to the DRICORE company is WHY????
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    Great product
    Easy to install. Lightweight.
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    • Recommended
    Excellent basement sub floor
    The Dricore subfloor has been a great addition to my basement. My basement always feels cold and after laying the wood floors on top I notice a difference in temperature. The foam is a little delicate I would recommend to handle with ease. I used a knife around the edges and didn’t have any sharp edges which made the tight edges and corners easy to handle but you really need to be patient. The tongue and groove was the simplest part of handling in open floors which made the subfloor easy and tight to snap in place.
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    • Recommended
    Sun Room Renovation
    Perfect underlayment for vinyl flooring while adding a little insulation to a concrete slab.
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    • Recommended
    Great option for concrete slab
    I did a one car garage with this product. The concrete around the perimeter was uneven by as much as 1/2 inch so I installed 1x3 on edge around the perimeter to ensure an even edge. I installed vinyl flooring over top and it turned out great. For an area of 19 x11 I used three boxes with not much waste....just enough left to insulate a built in vacuum box to cut down the noise. I laid down two rows of this material, then put my vinyl plank down and repeated, installation of both was easy, would do it again. I also had a garage full of stuff I had to move from one side to another, including an operational fridge and standup freezer. No problem with this method. As you can see in the picture, only a little bit of the foam board is sticking out. I also put a 2x4 on edge on the working edge of the foam just to make sure I did not step on it during installation and damage the tongue. Would recommend.
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      • Recommended
      Super Warm!!
      (This review was collected as part of a promotion.) This subfloor has already saved me money!! Installation was simple, no tools other than a utility knife to cut it was needed and it went down perfect. Immediately after placement I noticed a huge difference in temperature and I hadn't even installed the laminate over top yet. I would recommend this subfloor to anyone. I wish I had known about it sooner as I had already used a more substandard product in other parts of my home and the difference is like night and Day. It absolutely worth a few dollars more for much more warmth and was of use.
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        • Recommended
        Great warmth
        (This review was collected as part of a promotion.) I installed this product in my basement bathroom, directly over the concrete floor. Previously I had vinyl laminate directly on the concrete and the floor was quite cold, after I relayed it on top of the dricore subfloor, the temperature change was quite noticable. I did have some issues during the install, being a foam board, it cuts to size very easily, however the tongue and groove fits very tight and I broke the tongue and the first board I went to install. After that I was very careful and had no more issues.
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          • Recommended
          Well designed system
          (This review was collected as part of a promotion.) Laid the dricore on my basement floor. Very easy to install and the panel sizes are easy to work with. The pack of 10(80 sq ft) will fit in a car no problem. I am very impressed with the compressive strength of this foam. Perfect product to use if your basement has minor water seeping issues. The only problem I see is you will loose some height to your first stair tread if used in a retrofit situation.
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            • Recommended
            Dricore subfloor provides quick, easy cushioning
            The Dricore Insul-Armor is tough to be able to stand-up to the weight put atop your floor, yet still provides comfort underfoot. Laying out this sub-floor is so easy, thanks to the tongue and groove feature on the edge of each 4 foot and 2 ft sides. The panels don't even have to be glued down, and are easily cut to fit using a utility knife. It feels like styrofoam that has been super-engineered to be dense without air pockets and sealed so that it doesn't flake or chip apart unless it has banged into something. I stood on one foot and put nearly 175+ pounds of weight on it and it did creak, but did not crack or break. With tile it would help distribute the weight of your foot and you'd have even more distributed weight over the surface. You can see that the panels are a bit forgiving as ramping up over a oval mat was possible. One could easily cut the edge of the final tile to ensure a bit of adjustment, if needed. This seems so much easier than using floor leveler! If you're building new, note that you'll want to allow for that 1" under the framing. You'll have that floor finished in no time, and enjoying the warmth underfoot thanks to its insulated R value rating of 4.1. Find the instructions online at Home Depot's product page.
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            Easy to install
            (This review was collected as part of a promotion.) Extremely easy to install and cuts with an exacto knife. 1” thick panels simply slot together and there’s 10 in a box. 80 square feet in total. I laid this down in a 100 sqft shed on top of the concrete pad. I just had to purchase an additional 20 sq ft to finish the installation, I laid ply overtop because I’m installing heated flooring cables but it’s so rigid you could lay Vinyl, laminate etc straight overtop with no problems.
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              • Recommended
              Very satisfied
              Very easy to install without making a mess. Keeps the floor warmer. Highly recommend this product for finished basements!
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              • Recommended
              A standup product!
              (This review was collected as part of a promotion.) This product you can't go wrong with! It keeps your room warmer, softens the noise, keeps your floors safe from water damage, and makes your floors nicer to walk on. It's made of an inorganic foam to resisit mold, mildews and water damage. It clicks together with a tongue and groove system, making it easy for anyone to install. Each tile has dimples in the bottom as well, to allow airflow and resist water damage. The box it comes in is small enough to pack in an SUV easily as well. It's a pack of 10 in a box. I love this product. The price is right to save your floors.
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                • Recommended
                good product
                DRICORE 1 in. x 2 ft. x 4 ft. Premium Subfloor Specialty Panel (10-Pack) I’m pleasantly surprised with quality of product it comes in sheets and it is so much less headache than rolls. I really loved the sturdiness of the boards; floor will feel very stable it is rated to 3650lb per square feet and it does have R-value of 4.1. I like that it have those small bumps on the bottom so that concrete can have small ventilation. We haven’t installed yet, still waiting on the floor. This material is easy to install. No tape required to hold in place all thou I would suggest it if installed on concrete. It is Easy to cut with utility knife and does not crumble. Works well for sound dampening. I’m planning to use it under my engendered hardwood floor in my basement.
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                • Recommended
                1 found this review helpful
                Pre concrete covering
                DRICORE 1 in. x 2 ft. x 4 ft. Premium Subfloor Specialty Panel (10-Pack) Shipped in a tight box , no damaged at all , Tongue and groove for a snug fit , went together very easy , looks good , when flooring went on top of it , reduces sound , air can circulate under it for keeping somewhat moisture down under it , Helps level high and low spots for laminate flooring . Pictures attached ..
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                • Recommended
                No Organics Yes Please
                Very warm for a basement. We play soccer on it and it’s seems to hold up great with vinyl on top. It comforts me to know that there is know organics on my floor that is concrete and known to generate moisture.
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                • Recommended
                Great even for abnormal use
                My intention was for my concrete porch floor but was told the door jams wouldn't accommodate this and floor on top. So we looked at the basement and that wasn't worthy (100+ year old home). Leaving only the garage I decided to create pads for motorcycles. The project was easy and when I stepped on the Dricore how I wished it had worked in the porch! It would have definitely insulated the cold hard concrete. The panels went together easy and a level floor is a must.
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                Great idea for subflooring
                I ordered this because we have a day basement which we want to replace he vinyl flooring in. I choose this for the moisture barrier attributes and its insulation properties. Thankfully, we have next to no moisture issues in the basement otherwise I would be concerned that these panels might trap it and create a mold problem. But because we’re only dealing with the most minor of moisture in the basement I figured I’d give it a try to make the flooring warmer and softer versus the concrete slab. It has definitely worked well for both of those things. The lvp we put down now feels more room temperature. As for the softness, the floor isn’t ‘soft’ but it’s not rock hard like the concrete was. It’s firm like any floor now. This stuff is surprisingly strong. I was pretty skeptical at first but it really does deliver what it claims. As far as installation, it is very easy to cut with a razor knife but you have to install it as you install your other flooring, not before, so it holds in place. The yo hue and groove are a bit tricky to get the to join, as some of the ends are bent and the tracks squeezed together but you just have to work it a bit. Then once your flooring is laid over top it’s stable and doesn’t slide around.
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                • Recommended
                Pricy alternative to OSB
                I have put down several hardwood floors and generally only used OSB and tar paper under them for a moisture barrier and to ensure a flat surface with the correct height. This is a nice alternative but seems to be focused on cement floors that may have some water intrusion and to provide an insulation layer. For the water intrusion feature, I'm concerned that this will mask the problem and may allow mold to grow under the panels. The panels are easily damaged and must be installed along with, and not before, the actual rigid flooring. It cannot be used with carpeting without yet another layer of something ridged over the top. Cutting is similar to drywall where you score the board and snap it, or slowly cut your way through with a utility knife. The tonged and groove makes for an easy floating installation in some cases, but in some installation examples they recommend nailing it down. For a specific type of installation, this may be the only alternative but comes with a price to match. I recommend spending a bit more and fixing any water intrusion issues. As an insulation option, I praise the company for providing this option but would not buy it myself for the purpose designed. I'm actually going to use this in a few projects for insulating outdoor pet enclosures where it is sandwiched between layers of wood. Other panels are much softer and these look like they may be easier to install and last over time.
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                Great Product
                I was surprised by the light weight of the DRICORE 1 in. x 2 ft. x 4 ft. Premium Subfloor Specialty Panel. It was extremely easy to work with when trimming and edging. The insulation factor it provides it will help to eliminate the "cold floor" chill first thing in the mornings. This flooring also provided some level of sound proofing that is an added bonus with this sub-flooring.
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                • Recommended
                Foam sub-floor panels that create a flimsy connection
                I requested these DRICORE 1 in. x 2 ft. x 4 ft. Premium Subfloor Specialty Panel (10-Pack) from the Home Depot Seeds September campaign for a bathroom remodel I'm doing for an appliance install. While the idea sounded great initially, when I tried connecting two panels together I quick found that the panels don't even interlock as solidly as the engineered laminate wood flooring I am putting down. It is more of a slide together hold rather than an interlocking groove which I am not confident will prevent shifting when there is 500 pounds of stacked washer and dryer vibrating the floor below it.
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                2 found this review helpful
                Dricore Subfloor
                Engineered foam subfloor panels; approximately 2' x 4' x 1' thick. R4 insulation value. Works well over concrete or rooms over unheated areas. The product is easy to transport as it is so lightweight yet remarkably sturdy underfoot. Effortlessly modified with razor knife. The product is not inexpensive however value is in convenience, moisture and mold resistant features, and comfort.
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                Great Solution for a Basement Floor
                I have been working to fully insulate my unfinished basement to reduce humidity and to improve temperature -- so far I have been very happy using 2 inch XPS on the walls and notice a huge improvement in temperature and humidity control. I now am looking for a solution for the floor, but am not in favor of using the same XPS on the floor, as it requires two layers of OSB or plywood to ensure it is strong enough. This will result in an unacceptably thick 2 1/2 inch floor system, and I have only 7 1/2 feet to the ceiling joists right now. This system gives me a great solution for my hard surface floors, as the entire structure is only 1 inch, and the system lets you lay your hard floor directly on top. These are very easy to install and handle -- the foam is a LOT more dense than the XPS and does not crush even when kneeling on it (note you need the flooring on top to ensure that nothing pushes into it in the final install). Great solution! I'm seriously considering trying out the other products for my carpeting areas as well.
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                • Recommended
                Must have over concrete
                I absolutely love this subfloor. So easy to install and cuts easily with a utility knife and locks together with tongue and grove . Will definitely be ordering more for the rest of my basement finishing. Great product. Work great. Noticeable difference in temperature of the floor over concrete. I have used the original dricore panels in the past and these were a significant improvement.
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                • Recommended
                Perfect basement solution!
                This subfloor is perfect for over a basement concrete floor. Adds insulation to your flooring and allows any moisture from the concrete to dry up with the raised underlayment feature. The subfloor panel is about an inch thick so make sure you have transition pieces if stopping before another room. You can use this with hardwood floors (floating and glue down), click lock laminates, luxury vinyl tile or planks (5mm or thicker), stone plastic composites (5mm or thicker) and even carpet (you must add subflooring over this Dricore which will make the total underlayment about 1-1/2 to 1-3/4" thick). This is a foam substrate and can be cut with a utility knife. The manufacturer suggests laying one row of this substrate and then install your chosen flooring. Then move on to your next row. This way, the rows will stay in place better and keep your subfloor from damage. I am so excited to install this subfloor in my basement without worry of moisture ruining my flooring or causing a mildew smell. Exactly what I've been looking for in a subfloor!
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                • Recommended
                Super easy solution for a warm, dry, comfortable basement floor
                Even if your basement is generally dry, most flooring materials require some kind of underlayment to protect the flooring from moisture that can seep through concrete. And while you’re bothering, why not add insulation and comfort? Easy. Layout the panels per the instructions. Score with a utility knife and “snap” to cut. Cover with a flooring of your choice. Basically any wood, laminate, or LVP (Luxury Vinyl Plank) more than 5mm thick will spread the load over the DRICORE and allow it to support up to 3,650 lbs per square foot! If you want to carpet you’ll first need to add a layer of thin plywood to provide the necessary support. About the only thing you can’t do is tile - the DRICORE is plenty rigid, but will flex enough that grout will crack. The instructions are very clear, very detailed, and explain how to handle different surfaces. Worth reading before you begin your project. DRICORE 1 in. x 2 ft. x 4 ft. Premium Subfloor Specialty Panel (10-Pack), Model # FG10038
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                1 found this review helpful
                Great product for quick floor prep
                For finishing a basement or putting flooring over concrete, these are a really great solution. I’ve used other products from this company in the past, namely the 2‘ x 2‘ subfloor panels, and while these are a little bit more expensive per square foot, the amount of time it takes to install more than makes up for that. About the only complaint I would have would be that I wish they lined up to The other products that they make height wise. These are a little bit taller than the subfloor boards as you can see in the pictures. But they’re so easy to lay down and they instantly add warmth to the floor. A note for the packaging, the box probably Got banged up, it doesn’t affect the performance but you just had to work a little harder to wiggle the corners in a place
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                • Recommended
                Excellent product, easy to use
                By far one of the best ways to insulate and allow air movement under your finished flooring on a concrete slab floor. So easy to install no need for glue or tape just a utility knife for cuts. It’s very ridged and sturdy to walk on does not compress or feel spongey to walk on. And it insulates with a R value of 4. Good product it is a little pricey but all materials are right now. And I think this is an area you get a benefit for the cost at least.
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                • Recommended
                Surprisingly sturdy and functional
                I was a bit skeptical at first using foam on a floor, but the density and ease of installation made me a believer. The channels that the design creates for moisture to escape is a great feature, as is the tongue and groove edges to prevent uneven edges where they join. This product is not inexpensive but the results gained from its use should more than pay for the difference in cost over non insulating and moisture trapping alternatives.
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                • Recommended
                Excellent subfloor
                My husband has a history with Dricore .He says there is not a more reliable nor durable subflooring he rather use than Dricore. He plans on using our 10 pack of dricore to help floor the basement. He feels it will cut down on the cold that you feel thru the tile. We used dricore on our front porch which is now our kitchen. It provides protection and stability to your floor.
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                High Density Subfloor
                I recently received my order of Dricore Insul-Armor subfloor and am impressed with it's strength and features. It came in 2footx4foot panels that are 1 inch thick and have an R4-1 rating. They are made from high density foam with raised circles on the back that allow natural moisture control. The panels are mold and mildew resistant. This subfloor works with hardwoods and laminates and provides a warmer floor with the extra insulating value. It's easy to cut with a razor knife and the grooved edges make for a secure and tight fit. Definitely a quality subfloor.
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