what is best ceiling material for in-ceiling radiant heat?

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Old 12-14-10, 12:42 PM
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what is best ceiling material for in-ceiling radiant heat?

I'm finishing off a section of my basement for a family room. I'm installing in-ceiling radiant heat And I'm wondering what would be the best ceiling material to cover it with.Drywall, Tong-in-groove, plank ceiling tiles(like the ones Armstrong makes), Tin or other? Thanks for the input.
 
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I'll ask some questions just to get the ball rolling...

1. I'm assuming you are refering to electric radiant heat correct?
2. Is this a repair or brand new construction?
 
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Old 12-14-10, 03:31 PM
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I'm assuming this will be a hot-water radiant ceiling? Info here: Modern hydronic heating for ... - Google Books

You can get much info Googling "radiant ceiling panels" or "tube and plate radiant ceiling." The major no-no is that the ceiling material must tolerate the maximum temp expected. For sheetrock, that is about 120 deg F. If you are using ceiling heating panels, the manufacturer should give you suggested installation instructions.
 
 

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