Our interlocking basement floor tiles do not attempt to block the water vapor from rising. Instead, they were designed so the vapor escapes into the room to prevent moisture from building underneath the basement tiles. In other words, ModuTile’s basement flooring is specifically designed to breathe into the room. This design follows the US Department of Energy Best Practices. To learn more, please visit our “Basement Floor Tile Questions” page.
Basement Floor Tile Material:
The bottom section of the interlocking basement tile is made out of a non-porous material (high-impact polypropylene plastic) that prevents water absorption. It is a high strength material that will support heavy weights without breaking. In fact, this is the same material used for the interlocking garage floor tiles which are designed to hold large vehicles such as SUVs and large trucks. ModuTile’s basement floor tiles use 100% waterproof, non-absorbent and inorganic materials as part of its construction.
Grid Structure Basement Tile Design:
The underside of the interlocking basement tiles are constructed with a grid to allow airflow. In addition, once installed, the basement floor will allow air to flow upward through the gaps between tiles. Again, this design follows the US Department of Energy best practices. The improper use of vapor barriers can compound any mold problems that your basement may already have.