Can radiant heating be installed under luxury vinyl flooring?

More and more these days, people are wanting to install radiant heating in their homes. While this is certainly an advantageous feature to have in a house, the problem is, you can’t just install it underneath any type of floor. However, luxury vinyl flooring (LVF) is indeed one of the materials you can safely use when installing radiant heating. Slip-resistant, waterproof, and easy to clean – not to mention extremely stylish – luxury vinyl flooring is an excellent addition to any room, be it a kitchen, bedroom or bathroom. Now, let’s take a look at some considerations when combining this high-quality surfacing with a radiant heating system installation.

Use a thermostat to control temperature restrictions

A thermostat is a much-needed feature to control temperature restrictions on the system. LVF temperature should not exceed 80.6°F. Simply indicate on the system control that it must not exceed this temperature.

Radiant underfloor heating

The structural sub-floor has wet underfloor heating systems embedded within them. Therefore, you can use any product in the wet system range with LVF, as well as a few other flooring options such as laminate covering. Electric underfloor heating may also be an alternative for your home, depending on your particular preference, since it’s safe to use with luxury vinyl flooring.

Underfloor heating – Which system should I choose?

The point of having underfloor heating is to enjoy its many benefits. Thus, it’s essential to choose the right system for your home – and your type of surfacing material. Luckily, we have a fine, expert team at Dragon Scale Flooring that can help you figure out which configuration would best suit your renovation, so feel free to come down to our Laurel, MD showroom to speak to our on-site professionals.

It’s all about the effectiveness of heat transfer

When it comes down to it, radiant heating is all about the effective transfer of heat, to everything above the flooring and into the home, including the underlay, and as such performance depends on the combination of the system and the surfacing. The renovation project can be quite complex as it includes a lot of electrical functions and mechanisms, so it’s best to be left to the professionals to avoid potential problems.