Thermal Shield

BARRICADE® Thermal Shield is the most premium subfloor. With an R-value of 4.1, BARRICADE® Thermal Shield provides one of the highest R-values in the market, meaning maximum warmth and comfort for your family. It’s specially engineered with a high-density inorganic EPS foam that’s durable enough to hold up to 3,650 pounds per square foot but still weighs less than 2 pounds per panel! Plus BARRICADE® Thermal Shield is very easy to install. It can be cut with a knife – no power tools required! Plus the tongue and groove fit together with no gap so no taping is needed!

Helps with Moisture Protection



23.25” X 23.25” X 3/4”

Panel Overview

BARRICADE® Thermal Shield

BARRICADE® Thermal Shield provides the most insulating power in a subfloor yet. It is specially engineered with 100% inorganic EPS foam that is lightweight and doesn’t require power tools to cut it, making it even easier to install.

Air Flow

Creating positive air flow to allow moisture to evaporate naturally, to help protect against moisture, mold, and mildew


Contains the highest R-value in the BARRICADE Subfloor lineup at R-4.1


Eases strain and impact from walking on hard concrete

47.25” X 23.25” X 1”

120 cm X 59 cm X 2.5 cm

Installation Steps

Installing the right foundation

BARRICADE® Thermal Shield system is designed to be compatible with hard-surface floors such as luxury-vinyl tile/panel (LVT/LVP), laminate, engineered hardwood

1. Preparation

The concrete floor and foundation should be relatively dry and free of large cracks, excessive moisture penetration or flooding problems prior to installing BARRICADE® Subfloors

2. Installation tools needed

Tapping block (piece of 2″x4″ lumber)
Standard box cutter
¼” / 0.6 cm spacer (example: wood strip)
Tape measure
Pry bar or crowbar (optional)
Self-levelling compound (if required)

Comparison Table

See the differences between BARRICADE® Air Plus vs BARRICADE® Insulated Subfloor vs BARRICADE® Thermal Shield panels


Compression Strength (lbs. / sq. ft.)6,642 lbs. (3,012 kg)3,153 lbs. (1,430 kg)3,650 lbs. (1,659 kg)
BottomHigh Density PlasticFoamEPS Foam
Weight6.6 lbs. (3.0 kg)6.1 lbs. (2.7 kg)1.6 lbs. (0.7 kg)
Height0.75" (1.9 cm)1" (2.5 cm)1" (2.5 cm)
Size23.25” x 23.25” x 0.75"
(59 cm x 59 cm x 1.9 cm)
23.25” x 23.25” x 1"
(59 cm x 59 cm x 2.5 cm)
47.25” x 23.25” x 1"
(120 cm x 59 cm x 2.5 cm)
Finished Flooring OptionsFor laminate, hardwood, carpet, vinyl, tile, stone plastic compositeFor laminate, hardwood, carpet, vinyl, tile, stone plastic compositeFor hardwood, laminate, >5mm luxury-vinyl (LVT/LVP), stone plastic composite
Warranty25 Year25 Year25 Year

*Based on modified ATSM C518-17 testing using LVT >5mm

BARRICADE™ Air Plus Panel

BARRICADE™ Insulated Panel