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Old 01-23-2006, 11:51 AM   #1
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I am looking for a product that I believe is called 'Structure Floor'. It comes either cement board or osb. It has a coating on the bottom that forms circles. They form channels so that any moisture that gets underneath will not soak into the board. Any help would be appreciated.

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Your not entirely clear on what your looking for or what the name of the product is, so let me ask a question.

Is this product intended use as a substrate going over a concrete slab on or below grade, such as in a basement?

If that is so, I have seen such a product at Menards Lumber. They come in 2x2 or 3x3 panels that interlock they are ABS or some other plastic with some raised gridwork and had OSB as a finish substrate suitable for carpet installation. Their purpose to eleminate the need for sleepers I guess. I would not use either in any basement that was prone to seepage, or any but the most remote possibility of water. I know we like to keep out toes warm but that's why they make slippers.

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It is meant to be used in a basement much the same way as sleepers. Thanks for the info.
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I have found two differant types of panels. DriCore and SubFlor. Thanks
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Jim,
DRIcore is the product you want. I've used it and it is a great subfloor. It is a floating floor.
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I've used Dricore also in basements. It's tongue and groove and moisture can flow under it without damaging the flooring. It's important to have a floor drain underneath somewhere. Up here in Toronto it's about 6 bucks for a 2'x2' panel.
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I keep seeing on all the dricore literature that the raised bumps on the panels allow air to circulate and allow accumulated moisture to evaporate. My question is; Where does all this moisture evaporate to? The top is sealed by the poly coating and the edges are effectivly sealed by interior stud walls, molding, finished edges, etc.. I would think the moisture is still trapped with this system. Thanks in advance for any insight.

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