A radiant floor heating system is efficient and quiet. According to the Department of Energy, radiant heating is almost always more efficient than forced-air heating and baseboard heating.
Most importantly, the system keeps a home at a comfortable temperature. Radiant heating can be installed under any floor covering, but it is not efficient or practical when combined with carpet or hardwood. Tile and vinyl offer maximum efficiency. You can find a large selection of both types of floor coverings at Flooring Superstores Calgary. Our flooring store in Calgary, AB, provides a vast selection of in-stock commercial and residential floor coverings.
Natural stone, ceramic, and porcelain work best with radiant heat. The materials conduct heat well and won't become damaged if the system malfunctions if exposed to moisture. In addition, all three materials are very resistant to cracking and warping, and they do not expand and contract. Ceramic and porcelain heat up quickly when the system is turned. While a natural stone floor heats up more slowly, it retains heat longer when the system is turned off.
Luxury vinyl floors
Luxury vinyl planks and tiles are thin, and the best brands are waterproof. It is usual for the floor covering to expand and contract with heat and cold. This is the reason that flooring designed for floating floor installation is positioned slightly away from the wall. Loose lay or glue-down brands are not appropriate for use with a radiant heating system. Since a lower heat setting is advisable, it's best to check the specifications listed by the flooring company.
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Flooring Superstores Calgary brings high-quality flooring and related services to Calgary, Airdrie, Canmore, Cochrane, Strathmore, Okotoks, and nearby areas in Alberta. We boast the largest selection of in-stock flooring available in Calgary. Our installers lay residential and commercial floors, and estimates are always free. For personalized assistance with your flooring upgrade, you can use our shop at home service or visit our showroom.