Hardwood Flooring Pasadena, 626-262-4384, 225 S Lake Ave #300, Pasadena, CA 91101

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The radiant system considerations are essential for guiding buyers in terms of hardwood flooring installation. It comes below the sub-flooring. Knowing its main types could help you what to do when certain moisture come your way.

Main types

The three main types of Radiant Heat System are the following:

1. Radiant Air – it is where the air warmth the flooring. This type is not extremely operative for homes for the reason that air is the poor heat conductor.

2. Electric Radiant – here, the responsible of heat is the electric current. This type lies like a mat beneath the in the sub-floor.

3. Hydronic Radiant System – this type of system is also known as liquid system. The warmth of the water is pushed down over the piping or tubing laid below the concrete sub-floor.

Radiant system installation method

Each above systems have two varieties of installation method:

1. Wet – wet installation is done by installing the pipe or tube directly into the cement slab or concrete lightweight above a timber sub-floor.

2. Dry installation – a method of installing each system where the tubing or piping is mounted between the two layers of wood veneers or plywood which attached right below the sub-floor. The aluminum diffusers which installed between the layers of plywood are frequently used to allot the heat even enough to come across the sub-flooring. A reflective insulation may possibly be used to heat the floor directly ascending into the surface.

Bear always in mind to check it together your manufacturer or retailer to be as sure of the the type of hardwood you select. If it could be installed using the radiant system or not. The radiant effect may cause problem to your hardwood flooring. The radiant heating affects the temperature tremendously. Thus, the flooring must not be installed most especially it is not designed intended for a radiant heating system.

Types of hardwood flooring

This means the certain types of hardwood flooring which typically suited for a radiant warmth sub-flooring:

-Engineered hardwood flooring is a good choice rather than the solid hardwood. It’s because of its durability which composed of veneer layers glued and compressed together as one.

-There are species that are tougher than others. Remember, if purchasing an engineered flooring for a radiant heat sub-floor, make it certain that you are informed about the different types of woods and hardwoods which made the engineered flooring.

-Also, bear in mind that the shallow flooring boards are typically more dimensionally tougher than wide or extensive flooring board. Together with this, always follow the guidelines of your manufacturer to avoid confusion when installing or selecting flooring for a radiant heat method.

Installation options for radiant heat system

The installation techniques over a radiant heating system depends upon the type of radiant and flooring you have. There are different types of installation considering the hardwood floors exceedingly above the radiant heating structure such as the glue-down installation and nail or staple installation.

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