Asked on Oct 23, 2017

What types of flooring are recommended for radiant heat?

V SmithJanet PrenticeBlu16193304


We have to replace flooring damaged by a tenant to our home, we were going to Install laminate, but would also like to install radiant heat. What are our best options?

4 answers
  • Blu16193304
    on Oct 23, 2017

    We have had good vinyl tile on a radiant heated bathroom floor for 45 years.

  • Blu16193304
    on Oct 23, 2017

    I would certainly ask a laminate manufacturer to guarantee it. ??? Ceramic tile or stone would not be affected. The radiant product should certainly have recommendations.
  • Janet Prentice
    on Oct 23, 2017

    we have had tile on ours, built home 24 years ago. Keep your grout lighter as black will lose it's color

  • V Smith
    on Oct 25, 2017

    We have electric radiant under porcelain tile. It's on the second level so it is not on a concrete slab. We were told that the electric radiant wasn't effective on a slab because the slab would absorb tbe heat before it could pass thru any flooring. You will have to do your homework at the flooring center to find flooring that specifically says it can be used over radiant heat. There are laminates that keep their warranty when installed over radiant heat.
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