What kind of wood flooring suitable for radiant heating?

- Apr 25, 2019-

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The traditional heating equipment has many disadvantages, such as too large to waste space, make the wall black and difficult to handle. With the pursuit of higher quality life, the traditional heating method can no longer meet the people's requirements. Therefore, radiant floor wood heating become more and more popular because it doesn't take up too much space and the heating effect is good. Many wood floor manufacturers have launched enhanced radiant heating laminate floor, radiant heating solid wood floor, multi-layer radiant heating wood floor.

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What is radiant heating wood floor?

Radiant heat is a system using electric coils or tubes of hot water underneath the flooring. Traditionally it has been used for tile floors but now it is also used with wood flooring. Heating floors is becoming increasingly popular due to the ease of warming up your entire home. One of the first objections raised by skeptics is that it will increase your electric bill. In reality, radiant heaters are very cost effective and those that have them installed noticed a slight decrease in their electric bills.

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What kind of wood flooring suitable for radiant heating?

First, the wood floor should have good dimensional stability: this depends on the floor's substrate density and internal bonding strength, the higher the internal bonding strength, the better the ability of the floor to withstand temperature change and the phenomena such as non-cracking, etc. Only a relatively dense wood floor with a substrate can ensure that it does not crack or deform at high temperatures for a long time.

Second, the wood floor should be not afraid of wet environment: water content should be low, so that the heat will not be easy to deformation. Not afraid of wet environment, that is, the expansion rate of water absorption should be less than 2.5%. Generally speaking, the smaller the expansion rate, the better the moisture resistance of the floor.

Third, the wood floor should not exceed the standard: when people choose heating floor, they must choose wood floor with low formaldehyde content as far as possible. Because the higher the temperature, the more formaldehyde release. In a relatively closed room, formaldehyde release from floor and other indoor materials may exceed the standard, causing harm to the human body.

At last the wood should transfer heat fast and have high temperature resistance.