Remodeling: Heated Floor Options

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Heated Floor Options

Depending on the location and size of your home you can choose from a variety of heated floor options to suit your needs. We absorb the cold from our floors through our feet since most homes with concrete floor are poor conductors of heat. Due to this and many other reasons many companies have emerged to manufacture heated floor options.

Using an electric floor mat will cost much less compared to other options. It is installed under the tile so as to get rid of the uprising cold temperatures from underground, creating a warm and comfortable environment. To reduce further costs of installation it is best to install during your home renovating project and done by the specialists who have clear knowledge on how the whole thing should be. So when remodeling your kitchen or bathroom contemplate installing heated floors.

For homes with a larger floorplan, or larger area with tile, the best option to employ is the hydronic floor heat system. Just as from the name, “hydro”, the whole system is dependent on water. It can cost you a lot to purchase and install this system as you will need a boiler and a pumping source such as oil-filled boiler, kerosene, gas or solar water boiler. During installation you can choose on either dry installation method in which you place the tube under the tiles, or other subfloor materials where they pick the heat from the tubes directly. The other option is the wet installation method where the pipes are fit under a concrete or slab floor. The system has one main pipe the carries water from the boiler and breaks into many tubes that supply it to other parts of the house. It requires minimum maintenance practices; you only do a check-up in a year time. It becomes more expensive when it breaks since you will pay the same as you installed to replace another part in the system.

Let us at Medina walk you through this process and help keep those toes warm in the cold weather.


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