Radiant flooring/linoleum question
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Radiant flooring/linoleum questionPosted by Mathew DePasquale at December 09. 2004
I was thinking as an alternative to concrete floors (for now) of using a single sheet of linoleum to save money. In this application, is it correct to assume only the sub floor (3/4 plywood) would be used between the radiant flooring material and the linoleum?
Also, would it be feasible to use a water tank exclusively for the radiant floor heating, and an on-demand unit for regular hot water needs?
Re: Radiant flooring/linoleum questionPosted by Gregory La Vardera at December 09. 2004
If you are putting radiant on a wood framed floor there are two kinds of installations, below deck and over deck. The below deck systems fasten the radiant pipes below your floor deck with an aluminum reflector. The above deck systems lay a grooved plywood panel over your deck and the radiant pipes run in the grooves. With either system you would put down an underlayment - usually a 1/4 plywood before your linoleum went down.
For a discussion of types of waterheaters for the systems see this thread:
Re: Radiant flooring/linoleum questionPosted by Mathew DePasquale at December 09. 2004
Ahh.. I see. Thanks for the info.
Re: Radiant flooring/linoleum questionPosted by Kirk J at December 13. 2004
I was browsing around recently for radiant heating. Not seriously, just killing time, and came across Zmesh (http://www.warmzone.com/zmesh.asp). It's electric. Looks like you don't need plywood over it, at least for hardwood anyway.