It’s home improvement season, and that means it’s time to start working on your next project. Whether you’ve recently moved or are fixing up your home, upgrading your basement is a great idea that’s rewarding now and when it’s time to sell. Finishing this space boosts your home’s value and gives you plenty of extra livable square footage—for a rec room, in-law suite or even a rental apartment.
Before you get started, make sure you don’t skip the most important step to help create a dry, comfortable basement: installing a subfloor.
Your unfinished basement floor is made of porous concrete, which will always absorb and emit moisture. That’s different from other spaces in your home, and it means it’s essential to plan and protect this space differently.
A high-performance subfloor like DRICORE® helps protect against that moisture, which could lead to mold and mildew production. This protects your flooring investment, whether or not you choose engineered hardwood, luxury vinyl tile (LVT), laminate or carpeting. The right subfloor also makes your floors feel softer and warmer by insulating against cold, hard concrete—perfect for creating a cozy space that’s warm and inviting.
If you’re DIY-ing your basement reno, you’ll be glad to know DRICORE Subfloor panels are easy to install, and the installation of a room can be done in half a day. If you’re hiring a contractor to handle the remodel, insist they use a quality subfloor.