Radiant Flooring under hardwood floors in kitchen

twingleMarch 14, 2011

We are looking to remodel kitchen and I want to have wood floors. I would really like to have radiant flooring. Can radiant flooring be installed under wood floors???

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kudzu9

This may help answer your question...

Here is a link that might be useful: Wood over radiant heat

    Bookmark   March 14, 2011 at 8:06PM
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clcurtis

Check out www.wideplankflooring.com They provide good info. We just installed radiant heat under pine boards ranging from 4 - 12 inches wide. All the info on the web advises against doing so, however we talked with people who have done it with no troubles. We are keeping our water temp. around 100 degrees. I think some of the horror stories probably had very hot water flowing through, like 180 degrees. The newer radiant heat systems run cooler water. The floors have been installed for 2 months now, the heat feels great and I haven't seen any signs of cupping, etc.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2011 at 11:25PM
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tiefsa_yahoo_com

Sure you can. The best products are stuff like Warmboard. It allows you to put a subfloor down and then put any wood you would like right over the radiant subflooring.

Here is a link that might be useful: Warmboard

    Bookmark   March 17, 2011 at 12:07PM
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ideagirl2

My in-laws have radiant under wood. It's so nice in their freezing winters. They have a basement, which made it much easier to install the radiant system than it would be otherwise.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2011 at 5:46PM
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mongoct

I have hydronic radiant under hardwood in about 95% of my house. The entry, kid's bath, and laundry are tiled.

Works better than fine.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2011 at 8:11PM
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