Flooring Trend Part Two: Heated Floors

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Under-floor heating offers a luxurious sense of warmth to those often chilly bathroom floors. According to Lowe’s sales radiant in-floor heating systems are growing at a rate of 30 to 50 percent each year.

Radiant heating is ideal for use under hard flooring surfaces, such as tile or stone, which often remain chilly in rooms heated by the conventional forced air systems found in most homes today. With a radiant system, the entire flooring surface in a room is gently and evenly heated from below, with no cold spots.

Allergy sufferers love heated floors because they do not stir up dust, mold or other allergens like forced air systems. Comfort isn’t the only plus for radiant flooring systems; they can also offer significant savings on a home’s heating bills. Because heated floors warm up people, rather than the air around them, homeowners generally find that they keep a room’s thermostat turned down a few degrees.

Additionally, forced air heat rises to the upper level of a room while radiant heat stays in the lower level of the room, making it more accessible. And unlike forced air heat, radiant heat doesn’t try to escape out drafty windows and opened doors. These factors mean that a radiant heat system can save a homeowner between 10 and 30 percent on their monthly heating bills over conventional heat systems.

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