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Sunroom floor w/ radiant heat??

Posted by beaglesdoitbetter (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 17, 10 at 13:38

We are putting radiant heat floor in our sunroom b/c we want it to be a four seasons room and cozy in the winter. This is a new build house and our builder has us down for a tile floor in the sunroom in part b/c of the radiant heat. The entire rest of the house will be hardwood. I'm not 100 percent sure I want tile. I want the room to be warm and cozy and I like hardwood w/ oriental rugs, but don't know how radiant heat will work under hardwood. It is real under floor radiant heat w/ a separate boiler and stuff, not electric radiant heat.

Anyone have pictures of tiled sunroom floors so I can get some ideas? House will have white crown moulding and white woodwork throughout and is heavily french country influenced.

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RE: Sunroom floor w/ radiant heat??

It has been a while since you posted this so maybe you've already decided, but I'll pitch in some thoughts just in case. In a French Country style, slate tile could look stunning. You could use rugs with it as well. I have radiant floor heat and tile is the best for heat transfer so the floors will be warmer in winter than you could get with hardwood.

You don't say where you live or whether you are using electric vs hydronic radiant heat, but those are other topics you'd want to think about in a sunroom application. Eectric is usually local to the room so you can have quicker response to temp changes, whereas hydronic is slower and usually the main system for the home. If you live in an area where the outside temperature changes quickly from cool to warm or vice versa, you would want to consider that.

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