USING WOOD FLOORING WITH UNDER FLOOR HEATING SYSTEMS
While it is possible to install Solid wood over underfloor heating using specific installation criteria an Engineered flooring product is the solution for using wood flooring in conjunction with modern day under floor heated projects.
Its multi- layer construction makes it dimensionally very stable and highly suitable for properties being built with under floor heating systems. Under floor heating is now regarded as a standard inclusion in quality developments, as are hardwood floors. There are a number of under floor heating systems available and therefore choosing a woodfloor supplier with experience of fitting floors over heating systems is important so it can be tailored to the specific project. A typical high quality engineered board will have a top wear layer up to 6mm thick such as Oak with a high quality hardwood ply base material such as Birch. Engineered wood floors can be installed in various methods including, fully bonded, nailed, part glued, or with acoustic systems onto concrete or timber or onto joists so whatever the type of subfloor engineered wood floors offer a solution. Fully finished boards which have their Oil or Lacquer finish applied in the factory are of great benefit to the contractor or home-owner as these can be installed quickly and efficiently without the need for other trades to be excluded from floor areas awaiting drying and hardening of the finishes. They can also be covered over immediately with a protective layer to stop damage from dust and debris during the remainder of the project works.
Having a professional supply and installation team is key to the success of a wood flooring project. On site problem solving, dealing with technical challenges effectively and having an eye for detail will ensure the
floor is fitted technically and aesthetically correct. The supply team will be able to advise the contractor on specification of subfloor build up and selection of the appropriate floor finish for its intended use. Contact Ultra-Interior for advice and information on the Engineered flooring options suitable for your project.