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Wood Flooring Suitable For Underfloor Heating Systems

Wood Flooring Suitable For Underfloor Heating Systems


Posted in Wood Flooring Installation And Maintenance by Source on August 21st 2013
With engineered wood flooring it’s now possible to combine the comfort of underfloor heating with the beauty of wooden floors. Engineered floor types perform far better than solid wood floors, as the cross-ply nature of engineered floors means that they are less susceptible to moisture and temperature changes. Whereas solid wood will contract and expand whenever there is a change in these factors, making it unsuitable for underfloor heating purposes.

Engineered Wood Flooring Recommended Over Underfloor Heating Systems

Experts in wooden floors and underfloor heating systems highly recommend the use of engineered wood flooring over any other wooden flooring option. Due to the nature of engineered wood planks they are less prone to expansion and contraction than solid wood floors that react to moisture content and heat change. Here are a few handy tips offered by professionals:
  1. Ensure energy efficiency using flooring no higher than 21mm thickness.
  2. The upper real wood layer should be no more than 6mm thick.
  3. It is highly recommended to glue down the floor, as the floating floors create an additional layer of insulation which makes heating more difficult

Warmth And Charms Of Engineered Wood Flooring

Choose engineered wooden flooring to install over underfloor heating and enjoy the warmth and classic style of solid wood flooring. Underfloor heating is a great alternative to traditional heating methods, as it provides an even heat distribution and offers more usable floor space. We have many beautiful designs available that have the same look as solid wood floors but are more durable and suitable for underfloor heating systems. So what are you waiting for?  Update your heating system and enjoy the charm of wooden floors! For more information email enquiries@sourcewoodfloors.co.uk or call 008456 021781

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