Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-11-2009, 11:07 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 3
Share |
Question

Wood Floating floors on heated concrete


Can you tell me what kind of underlay/pad you would recommend for putting under a wood floating floor on underfloor heated concrete ? Do not want to insulate the wood from the concrete but want to distribute the heat evenly
So can't use the foam and foil underlay that is normally used
yours Tim

baywicks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2009, 08:58 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,516
Default

Wood Floating floors on heated concrete


The flooring manufacturer will have a specific way to do it and if you don't they won't stand behind their warranty. So contact the flooring company as they often have different methods.

jogr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2009, 02:22 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 3
Default

Wood Floating floors on heated concrete


Hi Jogr, The original flooring company is Chieftain but I can't find their site on the web ??
The flooring has been imported into New Zealand by a local lumber company and they are selling it here .... must people say you can just glue it down to concrete but our building department down here in Nelson NZ are a totally paranoid lot so will not allow glue down unless specifically allowed by the manufacturer ( or more like they just want to cover their ass in the case of any problems )
The supplier here tells me that " there is a special underlay for heated floors "
but has never used it and can't remember the name !!
I have done a bit of research and couple of other flooring companies in NZ say it can be done using 'radiant heat paper' and another one called "Soprema Velaphone" which appears to be an acoustical underlay to stop noise
Does anyone know Chieftain products and if they have a website ?
Thanks Tim
baywicks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2009, 06:31 AM   #4
Member
 
ccarlisle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 1,889
Default

Wood Floating floors on heated concrete


You really have to know what you're dealing with when you come out and say: "glue down and concrete" in the same installation, and most of what you have to be sure of is what you can't see. Strength, humidity level, spalling etc...so IMO unless you know how that concrete is and how it will react to moisture, then a glue-down is questionable at best. So perhaps your building dept is CYA but on the other hand perhaps they know something you don't.

And that is to say nothing of how that moisture interacts with the heating system and how both relate to your 'unknown' flooring...how hot is the floor heating system anyway? is it hydronic? some systems don't let the floor get above 85 degF for a good reason.
__________________
“The average American woman is about 25 pounds heavier than she was in 1960...Recognizing obesity as a disease will help change the way the medical community tackles this complex issue that affects approximately 1 in 3 Americans,”
ccarlisle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ready to paint the porch! Oil or latex? Leah Frances Painting 8 07-26-2011 07:29 PM
Insulating wood floors krankykitty Flooring 6 10-31-2008 01:25 PM
Self Leveling compound on hard wood floors?? Tbizzy2 General DIY Discussions 3 05-22-2008 11:11 AM
Need some advice on how to remove ceramic tiles over wood floors. sandman512 Flooring 4 09-02-2007 11:03 AM
Wood to Concrete without Drilling MattStata Carpentry 1 04-19-2006 04:16 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.