Keep your basement dry and warm. Adding a subfloor to your basement is an easy and effective way to keep it dry and warm all year round. Subfloor insulation adds an extra layer between your flooring and the concrete — which can help reduce heating bills. It will also protect your flooring, like laminate or carpet, from moisture damage and add a layer of cushioning using air gap technology.
What Are Insulated Subfloor Panels?
When warm, moist air from your home connects with the cold concrete floor in your basement, a dampness is created which allows cold to be conducted through your uninsulated floor boards.
With an insulated basement subfloor, you’re adding panels to stop that conduction by creating a layer between the concrete and your floors. This not only stops the cold but helps stop moisture from building up, which could produce mould and lead to costly repairs.
How Do I Use These Subfloor Panels?
Most insulated subfloor panels are built with a tongue and groove edge, allowing them to fit together like most floorboards. They’re square in shape allowing your subfloor insulation to cover the entire floor. Your normal floors, tiles or carpet should be installed on top.