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radiant heat/wood flooring

Posted by CathySE (My Page) on
Wed, May 11, 11 at 16:42

We are installing a wood flooring over our sub-floor. Our issue is that we will also be installing a radiant heat system below this flooring, in between the floor joists. The normal procedure for installing wood flooring is to lay a petroleum-based paper product between the wood flooring and the sub-floor as a noise reducer. However, we have learned this is a bad idea given that when the floor heat comes on the radiant system will cause the paper-product to off-gas toxic petroleum gases. Any suggestions as to what else we might use for noise-reduction? We are specifically looking for something that is nontoxic. thanks!

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RE: radiant heat/wood flooring

Pergo has a thin foam sound minimizer.

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