radiant heat under wood flooring

Old 04-03-01, 05:41 AM
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Does anyone know anything about installing wood flooring over radiant heat? I have heard that shrinkage is a big problem, but I have also heard that if the floor is installed correcly it is not.

I do not want the floor to be "perfect." I am thinking of installing a random plank wood floor and I am hoping for a more rustic look where seems showing would be alright. Would the seems become too open with the radiant heat system underneith?

Old 04-07-01, 01:09 PM
lynn comstock
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My thoughts

I have no experience here in Arizona.

Well-cured or kiln-dried wood is "pre-shrunk" and I would expect it to be no problem. The shrinking you are concerned about is water loss caused by heat.

Contact the flooring manufacturer. Their warranty or lack of warranty for this application would be a big clue.

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