Pre-finished wood flooring installed over radiant floor heating

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Old 01-17-13, 05:58 AM
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Pre-finished wood flooring installed over radiant floor heating

Just wondering why you can't install pre-finished wood flooring over radiant floor heating. Installing the radiant heating underneath the subflooring ...in between the joists with the 1/2" pex and have been told by a couple of people that I shouldn't put the pre-finished oak over the top of it. Thanks in advance
 
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The nails for the flooring would destroy the pex.
 
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Old 01-17-13, 09:16 AM
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The nauls are the only reason? I was told you could lower the pex down so it not right up flush to the sub floor or you put the flooring down first nailing into the joists
 
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Thank you for the information. Seems like no matter who I ask I get a different answer and usually no follow up explanation.I realize there are some logistical considerations such as : the fasteners puncturing the pex and the wood movement but, people are installing it with wood flooring: I went to a weekend getaway at a Timber framed cottage in the Adirondaks and it had solid wood floors with radiant floor heat and no noticeble problems with the floor.
I also read that if you keep the water temp low it will be fine but I wanted some other opinions. Thanks again
 
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