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What You Should Consider When Installing Heated Floors

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What better way to keep your home warm and comfortable than by employing a radiant heating system? While in-floor heating is considered a luxury, it is quickly becoming a trend in home design. It is a smart strategy for effectively heating an entire house, and it is a feature that can seal the deal with prospective buyers, especially if you plan on putting your home on the market. Here is what you should know about where, when, and how you should use an underfloor heating system:

Why Should You Consider Radiant Heating?

Perhaps one of the most significant advantages of radiant heating is that it can be more effective at heating your home than traditional heating structures. Sub-floor heating allows for better heat distribution. Instead of hot air being quickly dispersed into a space, it emits into the room over time, which is especially ideal for homes with tall and big rooms.

Where Should You Install Radiant Heating?

So should you install radiant heating in your entire home or in specific areas? That depends on essential factors like your budget and the flooring material installed. Radiant heating is considered a luxury upgrade because it can be expensive to install. This pricing factor is separate from additional flooring costs in the process of remodeling your home.

Additionally, radiant heating is ideal for areas of the home that have natural conducive flooring. For instance, in-floor heating is a match made in heaven for bathrooms because most bathrooms use ceramic or tile floor, which can be naturally cold to the feet. However, if you have carpet, radiant heating may not be as effective since this flooring material has insulating properties.

What Radiant Heating System Should I Use? 

There are several different types of radiant heating systems that are available. The most popular sub-floor heating system that we recommend is the Ditra-Heat System. This system allows you to customize where exactly you want the heat in your space without creating a height difference. Additional features include: 

  • Waterproofing Capabilities 
  • Vapor management 
  • Uncoupling 

Ditra Heat is the only product in its category that works to protect the structure of your flooring while providing the warmth that you desire.

Do you have additional questions? If so, please leave us a comment below, or call or visit one of our showrooms for more information.