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Old 01-12-2011, 05:59 PM   #1
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Do you have radiant flooring??

I am hoping to remodel kitchen and would love to include radiant flooring. I plan on getting rid of the ceramic tile and installing oak hard wood floors. Can you put radiant flooring under wood floors??? Is radiant flooring really expensive??? Do you like/love/hate it???
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:25 PM   #2
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I can't answer about radiant flooring, but I want to get rid of my hardwood in my kitchen and put in tile.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:34 PM   #3
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I can't answer all of your questions, but my parents just installed radiant heating in their house. It is expensive, but just how expensive I'm not sure as DH does HVAC for a living and got the parts at a wholesale discount for my parents.

You can install radiant heat under hardwood floors. This is what my parents did.

Since it's not in my house I can't tell you if I like/love/hate it. I will say their house is actually sometimes overly warm as with their system you can only lower the temperature 1 degree at a time and their basement is a sauna as a lot of the heat goes down into the basement.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:44 PM   #4
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I don't know how much it costs, but we have it in our home and I LOVE it. The BEST heat ever. So consistent, and nice on the feet. It doesn't cost much to run ours, that's for sure. It operates off a single boiler that warms the oil in the radiant flooring. I wish I had it upstairs (it is only in the lower level). Love. Love. Love. That's me.
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:28 PM   #5
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I am hoping to remodel kitchen and would love to include radiant flooring. I plan on getting rid of the ceramic tile and installing oak hard wood floors. Can you put radiant flooring under wood floors??? Is radiant flooring really expensive??? Do you like/love/hate it???
We have radiant heat under tile. We looked into putting it under the hardwood too and found out we would have to buy a 5 ply hardwood floor to be able to handle the expansion and contraction. Think of how plywood is better than a plan of wood. The added cost was too much so we did not put in the underfloor with the wood.
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:23 PM   #6
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Thanks it definately seems like something to look into.
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