what floor goes well with hydronic radiant heating system?

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Posted by: from Burnaby
1/17/2008 at 2:21:07 AM

I am thinking about removing the carpet in the house due to my kids allergy.

I don't feel like putting concrete floor in their rooms, and the laminate floor is so cold to walk on bare foor in the winter.

would harwood be a good choice?

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Date/Time1/20/2008 at 6:16:46 PM


Hardwood might be the best option, if of course this is not a basement application. I would be happy to come see your project and supply you with an estimate, if you would like.


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Broken Design Tiling Ltd. in Calgary
Date/Time1/23/2008 at 8:27:39 PM

You could also go with a tiled floor installation. It's very easy to clean, you don't have to worry about scratches or stains and you coud also install heat coil under the tile so it wouldn't be so cold on your childrens feet.

Broken Design Tiling Ltd.

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Home Handy in Kelowna
Date/Time1/24/2008 at 1:33:47 PM

Hardwood will be just as cold as laminate, ceramics/porcelain/stone, type of radiant flooring to consider (elec. or coolant) ? Tiled is more energy efficient. Boiler/Coolant supply will both heat and cool. Elec is only a winter solution and less efficient under hardwood.

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Date/Time2/7/2008 at 9:24:50 AM

Hi Kate! I realize that you stated in your post that you weren't interested in a concrete floor. I just wanted to make you aware of decorative concrete as a lot of people are not fully aware of all that is possible. These finishes also are ideal with the heating system you mentioned. I am a decorative concrete contractor and would be happy to answer any questions or supply you with an info package.

Take care,


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