kitchen floor
April 5, 2013 in Design Dilemma
we are planning to put radiant heat in our new kitchen, and looking for information on what type of flooring is best to use over it
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Karen Smuland Architect, LLC
Depends on your location. Tile is best because it holds the thermal mass. Many don't like standing on tile floors, so prefer wood. You will be told that you can't put wood over radiant, but you can if understand and accept how it will shrink and expand with temperature fluctuations. A distressed finish and/or v-grooves help camouflage. Engineered flooring has less movement, and is preferred by many.
April 5, 2013 at 12:26PM     
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