engineered floors on concrete slab - radiant heat or no?
Hi All -
i have been searching a lot and have not found answers to my questions. i am planning on putting in engineered wood floors in my family room. it is a large (17'x21') addition to my 1930's house. hence it is on its own concrete slab. i live in Denver, CO so we have hot and cold/snowy weather but no humidity. i am worried that the floor is going to be very cold (the room itself has a seperate heater that isnt the best) and had thought about putting the electric radiant heat mats underneath the flooring. this will almost double my costs so i really want to know if this is worth while. my goal would really be to have it as the primary heat source for the room. i have concerns that it will just heat the slab and not do much else.
is there anyone out there that has had a similair experience? is there another product that might be a better compromise - i.e. a mat that would reflect the heat that is already in the room?
thank you so much in advance!