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Flooring options for infloor radiant heat
April 25, 2014 in Design Dilemma
Getting ready to start construction of new home in northern Michigan. Would like infloor radiant heat, and curious if anyone has had success or lack thereof with different types of flooring. We will not have carpet due to allergy issues. Portions of the home will be tile floors. We have heard that wood has a tendency to dry out over the infloor radiant and create flooring gaps or warping. We've heard that if engineered flooring gets wet it has a tendency to delaminate. Anyone know if cork or bamboo would be a good heat conductor? We are going to do have polished concrete in the basement level, which will also have the infloor radiant. Thanks!!