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Where can I purchase Thermal Dry flooring tiles so install

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Where can I purchase Thermal Dry flooring tiles so install them myself?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Mr. Mike replied 6 years ago.
What part of the USA are you located in?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

70 miles west of Chicago.

Expert:  Mr. Mike replied 6 years ago.
Here are three potential sources in your area for ThermalDry Floor Tiles:

http://www.basementfinishingchicago.com/basement-floor-tiles.php

http://flooringdirectory.org/webreview/37766/Flooring_Chicago

http://www.permaseal.net/index_sub.php?pageid=1

Their customer service people should be able to respond to your questions and help you decide whether to buy and install yourself or to have them do the work.

Good luck with your project!
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
None of these offer the option for homeowner to buy the product and intsall themself.
Expert:  Mr. Mike replied 6 years ago.
This is a frequent occurrence - and it is irritating when the people will not tell you where you can source the material for yourself. I previously located this source who was willing sell you the tiles directly (see the discussion thread reproduced below) and ship them to you at your cost:

"... however I think Thermal Dry Floor matting is a better option. The interlocking floor tiles will provide a air space between your concrete floor and the hardwood flooring. I believe this is the best thing to do. I do not know your area, but most Basement Systems dealers install Thermal Dry Floor Matting. Visit www.basementsystems.com

If you wish to purchase the materials yourself contact me personally [email protected].."

This is the only vendor that actually suggests you can buy the materials directly and install them yourself. Just in case this lead is no longer responding to these requests I am continuing to search for another source for you.
Expert:  Mr. Mike replied 6 years ago.
After a further search I found that - at least "officially" - the ThermalDry product is available through licensed dealers/installers only. The prior lead to "stevea" implies that at least SOME installers might order the materials, mark them up, and ship them to you.

Finding one that will actually do it - that's the challenge. I hope "stevea" is still able and willing to do that for you.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

I sent him an email and will let you know.

Thanks

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I have not received an answer from "stevea".
Expert:  Mr. Mike replied 6 years ago.
Sorry to hear that.

Here is a link to the manufacturer (according to some additional research I've done):

http://www.mateflex.com

Good luck with this approach.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.

I did get a response from someone at "stevea"s company. They no longer sell Thermal Dry flooring, but have some similiar products. I did find the link you sent and that is right to the manufacturer and they do sell it to DIYers.

Thanks,

John

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