Three ways to warm up your flooring There are three types of heated floors: Most heated floors use in-floor hydronic hot water tubing. Some heated floors have embedded electric-resistance wires that heat the flooring like a toaster.
Maybe quarter sawn wood.?.
Not so great for naildown hardwood or tile or stone. What are the problems that others see doing that? T Carpenter We had in mind the following for the warmboard install: We'd be able to move straight ahead with the project as opposed to gypcrete.
With gypcrete and a Schluter system on gyprete there are many more components required to satisfy a first class installation That has been my thinking on the comparison of these two approaches and has me leaning towards the warmboard.
Metamorphic Just wondering why you haven't thought of using Schluter's warmboard writing a check.
Basically put down the bekotec, lay in lines, drypack to top of screed, ditra and tile. I have looked into Bekotec-F and, your right, it does fit pretty well with our situation. I'm not convinced that dry packing sqft, or so, is very cost effective.
We could use gypcrete, but that leads into drying time and a variety of other issues, practical and cost wise. It was, until recently, my choice to use this product. We have some water considerations: If we use the Bekotec, Ditra and Kerdi, gypcrete or dry pack systems it feels like a labor intensive approach and that is what led me to Warmboard.
It just looked as if it would be easier all the way around.
As it turns out, it would be less expensive, but not by the large amount I was hoping for Additionally, I could sleep easier knowing that there was no gypcrete under those water areas and in the end, water problems are what contractors hate the most. Higher Standard Tile Just an idea, I personally dislike gypcrete floors too.
Dave Gobis Maybe I missed a meeting? You would also increase the efficiency of the system by driving the heat up. You won't go that fast, but it wouldn't be hard to cut your construction time in half for this part of the project.
Bekotec, including mud, is about half the weight of a 2" mud bed to embed the pipes.Good morning. Thanks for writing.
8inch plank flooring is perfectly acceptable – virtually any hardwood will work over Warmboard. If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s a video showing one way in which that flooring can be installed.
The big advantage of using Warmobard panels are the following: • fast response time (gyprete systems are slow to respond) • lower design water temperatures to heat the home (Warmboard will require less energy each winter than a gypcrete system to heat a home).
Check with warmboard.
Warmboard - The Leader in Energy Efficient Radiant Heating. Warmboard - The Leader in Energy Efficient Radiant Heating Check out photos of garage door walls! Like the writing desk in the kitchen too! Waikato Hospital by Forbo Flooring Entryway Floor Decor - Floor Design black and white kitchen floor, kitchen f. Check with warmboard. Make them give you a spec in writing. The last warm board job we did, their recomendation was to thinset 1/2" CBU to the warmboard and tile. Warmboard is simply more conductive compared to all the other radiant heat systems. It is a simple law of physics that as conductivity goes up, water temperature goes down. It always saves money to heat water to a lower temperature.
Make them give you a spec in writing. The last warm board job we did, their recomendation was to thinset 1/2" CBU to the warmboard and tile.
Apr 20, · Posted By lambabbey on 04/10/ PM In particular, I'm considering scrapping the Warmboard altogether, just keeping the in-slab radiant heat in parts of the house, and heating the rest of the structure using a number of European-style radiators that I stumbled across that I think would add a great aesthetic to the house.
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So-called radiant floors have an excellent reputation.
Many customers report that this type of heating system is comfortable and quiet. Moreover, some suppliers of radiant floor materials and equipment claim that these systems can save energy.