Radiant Heat and Wood Floors

Radiant Heat and Wood Floors

ZMesh under Wood Floor
Wood floor being laid over ZMesh heating system.

Previously, we discussed the question of “what type of flooring can be installed over radiant heat?”

This question often involves some variety of wood flooring. While it is true that wood flooring may not tolerate temperature fluctuations the same way marble or slate does, it does not mean you cannot heat wood floors. Radiant heat or not, wood flooring is meant to be acclimated before installation. When this is done, and all manufacturer instructions and guidelines are followed, wood floors can certainly be heated.

Electric radiant heat is ideal for wood floors because it offers a greater level of control than hydronic systems. Thermostats and sensors send electrical signals to your control units, resulting in immediate action by the heating element.

Heatizon’s ZMesh product is perfect for heating wood floors. It easily rolls out and can be nailed or stapled through when the floor is laid over the top. ZMesh provides a precise and even heat that takes the luxury of wood floors to a new level.

For more information on heating wood and other floor coverings, check out the information provided here.