08:55AM | 02/19/04
Member Since: 02/17/04
11 lifetime posts
I have posted this question in heating and cooling but thought I should post it here also.

We are installing radient floor heat in a new home. No one has been able to tell me what the best type or brand of wood floor to use with radient heat. I guess not many people are using this yet. I know you can't nail flooring down. We like the look of real wood so maybe engineered flooring may be the ticket. I've heard of glue down and snap together flooring. Has anyone seen any of these used and do they give the look of real wood? I hope someone can help me with a type of brand to look for. Thanks.


09:26AM | 02/19/04
Member Since: 02/17/04
5 lifetime posts
Hi Wags, I had pergo floors installed in my living room/dinig room because I love wood floors but could not afford the real thing. I like it, it looks nice and its easier to maintain than wood. I'm not sure about the heating question but as far as pergo which is the snap-in panels, i have no complaints. Just make sure you get the right people to install it, if they are not installed correctly they can become problematic. hope some of this helps you.


11:18AM | 02/19/04
Member Since: 08/27/03
254 lifetime posts

any of their woods can go over radient heat, and I think Kahrs is the best engineered available.

Click to reply button
Inspiration banner


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled mudroom will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat ... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon