Floor Heating under HardwoodWith TempZone™ Flex Roll
Complement the strength and beauty of your hardwood flooring with a WarmlyYours TempZone™ floor heating system. TempZone™ systems can be installed underneath either nailed or glued-down hardwood and wood flooring. Find out why Launstein Hardwood Floors test lab gave WarmlyYours heated hardwood flooring a GOLD STAR rating for its performance under hardwood flooring.
Read on for more information on electric floor heating under hardwood floors or find out how its installed.
Why Radiant Heating?
For a floor that offers both beauty and comfort, it is hard to beat heated hardwood flooring. Depending on where you live, radiant heating can be used as the sole heat source, but it can also be used as a supplement in conjunction with other heating. Heated wood floors are luxuriously comfortable.
TempZone™ Flex Roll from WarmlyYours is one of the best choices for radiant heating under wood floors. They provide more heat (15 watts per square foot) for increased comfort. What's more, WarmlyYours offers an industry-leading 10 year warranty on parts and labor.
Radiant heating mats from WarmlyYours are one of the best choices for radiant heating. They provide more heat (15 watts per square foot) for increased comfort and better performance. And WarmlyYours offers an industry leading 10 year warranty on parts and labor.
Installing Heated Wood Flooring
Installing heated hardwood flooring can be done by the homeowners themselves or by a professional installer. WarmlyYours provides free design help to create a plan to install your heated wood floors, and, in most instances, orders are shipped the same day they are received, so you'll be able to appreciate the advantages of radiant heating systems sooner than you thought possible.
When choosing a system for heated hardwood floors there are a few considerations that will help make the project a success. Selecting wood flooring that will be the most compatible with radiant heating will help ensure many years of comfortable enjoyment of your home.
Electric radiant heating can be installed quickly and easily under any hardwood floor. WarmlyYours offers heating mats to use with wood floors, as well as mats for other kinds of flooring. For hardwood floors, the TempZone™ mat is used. The instructions for installation are straightforward, but there is also 24/7 technical support available if you need more assistance. Thin wood sleepers (strips of wood 3/8" to 1/2" thick and 1" to 2" wide) are laid down on the subfloor to create channels for laying out the heating mats, which are then set in place with self-leveling cement. The wood flooring is then nailed into the sleepers to complete the job.
How Warm Are Heated Floor Systems?
Most wood flooring manufacturers recommend that the heated wood floor temperature be maintained between 80 to 85 degrees. This provides a warmer surface than an unheated floor, even in a well-heated house, but it is not so warm that it would feel hot to the touch.
The warmth of the floor is also dependent on the characteristics of the selected wood flooring. A thinner floor will typically be a few degrees warmer than a floor with thicker boards. Some wood species offer slightly better performance for radiant heating than others. The way that the boards are sawn can also make a difference. Quarter sawn boards are more expensive, but are more stable and less prone to swelling and shrinkage due to humidity changes. It has also been noted that darker woods will be less likely to show gaps and cracks. All of these factors should be considered in choosing the hardwood floor for your home.