Waterproof Basement Floor Matting Installation in Southeastern New Hampshire & Greater Boston
A simple way to protect your basement carpet from mold & moisture
Custom basement carpeting
Install custom carpeting in your Massachusetts & New Hampshire 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 Total Basement Finishing, A Blackdog Affiliate, 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 Lowell, Nashua, Salem or nearby, call us today! We are Southeastern New Hampshire & Greater Boston's local basement finishing contractor with custom carpeting options.
Prevent mold growth in your basement with ThermalDry® flooring
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.
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.
Having a wood subfloor below a carpet in a basement can cause rotting and mold growth.
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.
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 Massachusetts & New Hampshire by Total Basement Finishing, A Blackdog Affiliate, 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 Massachusetts & New Hampshire area, including Nashua, Salem, Lowell, Portsmouth, Hollis, Hampton, Exeter, Windham, Bedford, Amherst, Malden, Medford, Peabody, Reading, Winchester, Marblehead, Westford and nearby.
We have a full line of basement finishing products. See our other options!