30 year old bungalow with full basement.
Plywood sub-floor over conventional 2 x 8 joists
Intended floor covering- recycled barn siding - everywhere.
Choice 1... install the PEX in the joist cavities using aluminum radiator plates
Choice 2 ....use some sort of low profile system on top of the sub-floor that will allow the flooring to be properly secured.
Yes.... I will be using a local PRO to design the system.
I'm just looking for opinions on whether there is a major benefit to Option 2 over Option 1.