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nlt99

05:39AM | 12/28/03
Member Since: 12/27/03
2 lifetime posts
Hi!

Is there any sort of thermal insulation that can be applied over the existing flooring (wood or concrete) before laying carpeting over it?

Thanks for any thoughts! Nick

carpetman

03:49PM | 12/28/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
i am aware of a few companys that tryed this but none are around now,with a plywood floor you could put some insulation under the house,but not with a slab. a dense pad(1/2" 8lb) is as good as it gets....good luck

nlt99

04:27AM | 12/29/03
Member Since: 12/27/03
2 lifetime posts
Thank you for the reply Carpetman!
Just FYI - I did happen to find something on the net after I posted this question. You can find it at: http://www.ghm57.dial.pipex.com/NEw%20site/Prod5.htm

I have written them an email with questions about using the products for my applications. I have an older home of poor construction that has mostly slab-on-grade floors, with a little wood frame flooring over unheated basement and am trying to cut the HVAC expenses.

So far it seems like there are more energy-conserving products being made/used overseas for some reason.

Thanks again, and Happy New Year! Nick



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