View Full Version : Radiant Heat in a Basement Floor?
10-04-2005, 01:54 PM
what are the pluses or minuses of using radiant heat in a basement floor?
i am considering the use of DRIcore subfloor system. they do not recommend the use of radiant heat with this system so i am attempting to balance the positives and negatives of my choices. thanks!
10-04-2005, 02:03 PM
I would use tile or something else that's a hard floor over a concrete radiant slab floor, for comfort and efficiency.
The KEY question here is, in my opinion, is the slab insulated under AND at the edge, with a thermal break between the walls and floor?
If not, radiant can be expensive to run.
10-04-2005, 02:05 PM
it will be insulated underneath
I am not sure what dri core is. When I did my basement I had the floor stamped like a patio. We did it in Italian marble pattern. I get alot of comments on it and it works great. I have seen many of my customers use carpet on infloor in their basement with very good results. Like Noel says you must insulate under and around for best results.
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