Electric floor heating is used as an effective and energy efficient way to provide heat for many of the most used rooms in a home. Radiant floor heating systems are commonly installed in bathrooms, kitchens, and bedrooms but can also be used to provide extra warmth for hard to heat rooms like the basement. Electric floor heating is easy to install and there are options for every floor type including tile, LV, nailed hardwood, and floating laminate, just to name a few.
Flooring Types and Radiant Heating
The type of floor you want to heat will have a huge impact on the heating system that our team of project managers will quote you on-site. This is because every floor is made of different materials and has unique construction methods. For example, tile floors need to be paired with a heating system that is embedded in the same thinset or self-leveling cement that adheres the tile to the subfloor. On the other hand, floating wood floors require an adhesive-free mat that is designed for that application. With our expansive product portfolio and our decades of experience in the industry, we’ll be able to identify the right heated flooring system for your project.
Why Heated Floors?
Comfort – The number one reason to install radiant heating under a new floor is absolutely the comfort, a heated floor is literally luxury you can feel but you probably already knew that.
Clean – Radiant floor heating is a very clean heat since it doesn’t rely on forced air, which can circulate dust and other allergens.
Forced Air Alternative – Floor heating isn’t loud like a central furnace, doesn’t dry out the air, and requires no regular maintenance.
Saves Energy – Radiant heating has higher levels of energy efficiency than central air systems because it heats the people and objects in the room directly via infrared heat. Radiant heated floors are also inexpensive to operate, you can heat a typical bathroom for pennies a day.