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70 miles west of Chicago.
None of these offer the option for homeowner to buy the product and install themselves.
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.comIf you wish to purchase the materials yourself contact me personally at [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.
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.
I sent him an email and will let you know.
Here is a link to the manufacturer (according to some additional research I've done):http://www.mateflex.comGood luck with this approach.
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.