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, 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.
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.
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.
ThermalDry® Floor Matting, available in Minnesota and Wisconsin by DBS, 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!