Wood Flooring Glendale, 818-748-8738, 100 N Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 90071

Flooring Installation Glendale CA

Many years earlier, the installation of radiant heating system on hardwood floors was expensive and very few companies were able to do this kind of service. Unlike today, it is becoming affordable and a very reliable service because many companies are now offering this job.

Conservative heating system releases heat starting at the bottom of the walls and throughout the floor ventilations. The heat of radiant heat method transfers through the wood flooring directly with 80 degrees or higher.

Wood floors have the characteristics to suck up and hold humidity and have the capability to contract and swell to a different stage of moisture present in the surrounding, the heat under the wood that the heating system releases may cause the floor boards to shrivel up easily and will make expansion gaps larger and more visible.

You have to choose the best kind of wood species for radiant heat system installation since there are some species that are not good for this system because they are kind of unstable like Hickory, Pine or Brazilian Cherry.

This system is good for smaller areas like bathrooms or mud rooms. If you want to install heating systems in bigger areas, hydronic or water-base system is what you need and they are best installed by a professional rather than the do-it-yourself job.

Ways to install a radiant heating system on hardwood floors:

. Radiant heat tubing is installed directly under the wood sub floor, in between the joist and over the fiberglass insulation below

. Tubing is installed in the subfloor before cement is poured

. Tubing is installed within the wood underlayment that is laid over a wood subfloor or concrete slab

Floating floor is the best type of installation when using radiant heat system and the best kind of wood floor is engineered hardwood floors. This type of flooring installation is good for installing radiant heat since floors are not nailed or glued down into the subfloors and makes the flooring to move as one if an expansion or contraction of wood happens. Engineered wood floor boards’ perpendicular layered sheets of hardwood make them more stable for movements than the solid hardwood.

The floating floor installation of engineered wood is applicable for almost all kinds of subfloor, but there are some problem arises about floating hardwood floors making noise when walked on.

Choosing the best underlayment with the help of a contractor will be the answer to these problems since there are thinner Underlayments that are denser and will surely deaden the sound of squeaky hardwood floors. Do not choose thicker but softer underlayment because it will cost the stability of your floor to waggle when walked on.

Be sure you are not using nailed down floor installation to avoid puncture on your radiant tubing below because if it happens, it may cause some leaks and you may end ripping up your floor apart to repair damages done. Manufacturers do warranty their engineered wood on floating floor installation over radiant heat provided the process is done according to the stipulation of their company.

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100 N Brand Blvd.,
Glendale, CA 91203
818-748-8738

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