Finishing Sub Floor Tiles

Waterproof Basement Floor Matting Installation in Greater Duluth

Basement subfloor matting and basement carpeting in Minnesota and Wisconsin

Custom basement carpeting

Install custom carpeting in your Minnesota and Wisconsin basement that won't grow mold or collect moisture.

The multiple outcomes you can achieve from our number of flooring products can decorate your basement in a wide variety of styles. But perhaps we don't offer the exact design you desire or you want your own custom carpeting laid down and still want the protection of our professional products. This can be done!

At DBS Residential Solutions, we can provide you with ThermalDry® Basement Floor Matting - a waterproof, subfloor product designed specifically for basement finishing.

For a free basement remodeling quote in Duluth, Superior, Cloquet or nearby, call us today! We are Greater Duluth's local basement finishing contractor with custom carpeting options.

Prevent mold growth in your basement with ThermalDry® flooring

basement subfloor tiles

Concrete is porous and therefore allows moisture to pass through it in either liquid or vapor form. So, traditional flooring and carpet made of organic compounds that absorb moisture and support mold growth and rot are NOT the materials to use in your basement.

Having a wood subfloor below a carpet in a basement can cause rotting and mold growth.

Things like moisture vapor and leaky pipes, washing machines, water heaters and windows can saturate organic flooring materials, and may cause mold growth and buckling and warping.

Wood subflooring = mold

Traditional basement finishing uses a wood subfloor with carpet on top. When this wood subfloor gets damp, it will rot, buckle, and grow mold. As humidity rises up naturally through the concrete floor, it accumulates under these floors.

Sources of basement moisture:

  • Leaky Washing Machines
  • Failed Water Heaters
  • Old Basement Windows
  • Foundation Flooding
  • Bursting Pipes
  • Upper Level Plumbing
  • Humidity from Concrete

Comfortable and healthy carpet in your finished basement

When finishing your basement floor, there are four common ways to put down the carpeting:

  • Lay the carpet down on top of the concrete.
  • Build a platform, lay subfloor & attach carpet.
  • Install a chipboard/plastic layer beneath the carpet.
  • Place a waterproof subfloor underneath the carpet.

ThermalDry® Floor Matting, available in Minnesota and Wisconsin by DBS Residential Solutions, is an appropriate subfloor when installing wall-to-wall carpeting or padding in a finished basement. These award-winning interlocking tiles create a vapor barrier on your concrete floor that will keep humidity from affecting your custom carpeting on top. These tiles are compatible with tack strips, and should outlast several generations of basement carpeting.

As an added benefit, ThermalDry® floor tiles have a special design that lifts them off the basement floor. This creates a thermal break underneath that will make the surface of your ThermalDry® tiles 8-10 degrees warmer than the cold concrete below!

In the event of a basement flood, normal carpeting will not generally be as easy to dry as our finished basement floor systems. However, it will provide you with a world of options when you're upgrading or finishing your basement!

If you would like a free estimate, call us today! We serve the Minnesota and Wisconsin area, including Superior, Duluth, Cloquet, Brainerd, Two Harbors, Hibbing, Grand Rapids, Ashland, Medford, Rice Lake, Virginia, Hayward, International Falls, Mora, Ironwood, Aitkin, Ladysmith and nearby.

We have a full line of basement finishing products. See our other options!

Looking for a price? Get a no cost, no obligation free estimate.

our service area

We serve the following areas

Minnesota
  • Afton
  • Bayport
  • Center City
  • Chisago City
  • Cottage Grove
  • Forest Lake
  • Grand Marais
  • Grand Portage
  • Hovland
  • Hugo
  • Lake Elmo
  • Lakeland
  • Lindstrom
  • Lutsen
  • Marine On Saint Croix
  • Saint Paul
  • Saint Paul Park
  • Scandia
  • Schroeder
  • Shafer
  • Silver Bay
  • Stillwater
  • Taylors Falls
  • Tofte
Wisconsin
  • Barronett
  • Bay City
  • Beldenville
  • Birchwood
  • Brantwood
  • Bruce
  • Brule
  • Cable
  • Catawba
  • Centuria
  • Comstock
  • Couderay
  • Cumberland
  • Cushing
  • Danbury
  • Dresser
  • Drummond
  • Ellsworth
  • Exeland
  • Fifield
  • Foxboro
  • Frederic
  • Glen Flora
  • Gordon
  • Grand View
  • Grantsburg
  • Hager City
  • Hammond
  • Haugen
  • Hawkins
  • Hayward
  • Herbster
  • Hertel
  • Hewitt
  • Houlton
  • Hudson
  • Iron River
  • Kennan
  • Ladysmith
  • Lake Nebagamon
  • Luck
  • Maple
  • Mason
  • Milltown
  • Minong
  • New Richmond
  • Ogema
  • Ojibwa
  • Osceola
  • Park Falls
  • Phillips
  • Poplar
  • Port Wing
  • Prentice
  • Prescott
  • Radisson
  • Rice Lake
  • River Falls
  • Roberts
  • Saint Croix Falls
  • Sarona
  • Shell Lake
  • Siren
  • Solon Springs
  • Somerset
  • South Range
  • Spooner
  • Springbrook
  • Star Prairie
  • Stone Lake
  • Superior
  • Tony
  • Trego
  • Webster
  • Weyerhaeuser
  • Winter
Our Locations:

DBS Residential Solutions
5116 Jean Duluth Road Suite 300
Duluth, MN 55803
1-218-955-7944
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