Different types of wood floors have different thermal properties, as such there are differences in their suitability for use with a floor heating system. The more dense and finer the floor panels, the better they conduct heat and are generally more suitable for underfloor heating. Engineered wood is the best type of wood flooring to use with a floor heating system as it works well with changes in soil temperature. Other wood floors can also be used, but with a softer and less dense wood, pay attention to the thickness of the floorboards so that the floorboards do not serve as insulation to block heat. As a rule, for wooden floors, the surface temperature of the floor must not exceed 27 ° C. The heating of the floor changes the moisture content of the wood, so you must choose a wooden floor that can adapt changes in floor temperature without changing the appearance of the floor. Baked wood tends to work best with underfloor heating, but always check with the floor manufacturer
regarding suitability for use with underfloor heating.
Wood flooring for underfloor heating
Underfloor heating can be used with different types of wood flooring, but care must be taken to the thickness of the floor panels so that they do not serve as insulating blocking heat.
The best wood floor to use with underfloor heating. It works well with changing soil temperature and adapts to changing moisture content
Ready for moisture and temperature changes that could cause separation, bulging and crowning. Precautions should be taken when using underfloor heating to ensure compatibility and sufficient heating power – always check with the manufacturer if the floor is suitable for use under the floor
Suitable for use with underfloor heating, but the thickness of the floor panels must be monitored to ensure sufficient heating power
Available in solid wood or engineered wood and most types are suitable for underfloor heating.
Wood is a natural material that is affected by the humidity of the environment around the material. This is why it is important to ensure the correct moisture content of the parquet during installation and the correct heating cycle when installing underfloor heating
Engineered wood can be placed directly on underfloor heating with floating floor or slat / joint system. Panels less than 20 mm thick shall be supported and secured to provide appropriate structural support. It is recommended to use low-grade underlayments when installing boards above the screed.