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Know anything about heated floors?

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I've done a little bit of internet research and see there are radiant heat systems for under floors and then some simpler heater floor tiles.

We're considering installing hardwood floors but a major drawback for me is cold feet. I don't need a heating system to replace our furnace, just something to warm the floors.

Does anyone have any experience with any type of heated flooring?

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My children's day care center had them, and our dog's kennel has them. The day care center was always comfy warm, and the dog hasn't complained!

If we were building or remodeling, I would put them high on my list unless there was some good reason not to.
 

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Very good friends of ours in Spain had a heated floor under their ceramic tiles. Worked very well, they were happy with it. However, not sure about under hardwood. I personally don't find hardwood floors cold, not like ceramic.
 

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You could buy some slippers.
 

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You could buy some slippers.

LOL! That's been the plan up until now. Our house, though, is really drafty and the thought of radiating heat from the floor sounds heavenly.

I also don't know what would work well with hardwood. It looks like its best for tile.

Deb
 

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LOL! That's been the plan up until now. Our house, though, is really drafty and the thought of radiating heat from the floor sounds heavenly.

I also don't know what would work well with hardwood. It looks like its best for tile.

Deb

What about the fake hardwood, like Pergo?
 

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I have experience, but our starting point is so different.

We added a room on behind our garage. Because of its isolation, the multitude of windows, and the direction it faced, we figured we would need a separate thermostat with the air handling somehow isolated from the rest of the house. Our heating contractor told us to go with radiant heat under tile guaranteeing that it would be the most comfortable room in the house. It is.

I just don't know how it would work in an existing room with drafts and an existing heating system.
 

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This is funny -- I have never thought hardwood floors felt cold on the feet. Tile, however, always feels cold to me. The other advantage is that standing for a long time on hardwood seems to be easier on the body than tile. Perhaps because of the unevenness of tile?

Kurt
 

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about 4 yrs ago we had our kitchen re-done and replaced the floors with electric heated floors, with travertine tiles....absolutely amazing.,it's all that it was proported to be, even more in terms of comfort, convenience and cost savings...Europeans have been radiantly heating their floors forever, in this country we're slow to catch on...The brand we had installed was: Nexans thru a company called Orbit Radiant heating, available on-line. Nexans is commercial grade and much better than the ones in big-box retail stores.:)
A good electrician can install and connect...:)
 
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