An overview of radiant floor heat installation
“A variety of in-floor heating systems are available. Some use hot water that runs through flexible tubing. This can be used when installing new floors, and it’s also an option when the floor covering is already installed but you have access to the underside of the subfloor. You can install the plastic tubing to the underside of the floor. The drawback to this system is you need a boiler or water heater capable of providing enough hot water.
Another option is a radiant heat system, which uses electricity. These are easier to install than water systems and less expensive, costing about $70 for a 3 ft. x 20 ft. section, without the thermostat. The systems typically consist of thin heating cables integrated into a plastic mat, which is installed between the subfloor and the floor covering. When the cables are turned on, they work like an electric blanket to warm up the floor.”
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