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Flooring  /  September 18, 2021

What You Need To Know About Heated Flooring

What You Need To Know About Heated Flooring

Have you had enough of stepping out of a warm bed or shower onto a cold tile floor? Maybe it’s time for you to update your bedroom or bath with heated flooring. A welcome addition to your home, heated flooring makes a great add-on to any floor tile installation services that you may have already planned. If you did not think heated flooring was a possibility for your home, here is what you should know before you schedule flooring services in Kelowna.

The Kinds of Heated Floors

The three main types of heated flooring are air floor heating, electric radiant heat, and hydronic floor heating. Air floor heating is usually installed during home construction or used in commercial settings. Unfortunately, it may not work well as a renovation project unless you plan on replacing most, if not all, of your floors. When homeowners talk about installing radiant heat, they usually are not considering this option.

The other two options are more common for Kelowna homes. Both electric and hydronic floor heating involves a pattern of either electric wires or tubing that go under the floor surface. When these tubes are wires are spaced close together, the heat they provide can be more concentrated. With the spacing farther apart, the warmth they generate is comforting and gentle.

The Benefits of Heated Flooring

If you have ever experienced heated floors at someone else’s home or while on vacation, then you know how decadent radiant flooring can feel. Think about the comfort you can enjoy in your own home throughout the year without freezing-cold floors underfoot.

The good news is that this feature is more affordable than you may realize. Most homeowners install heated flooring in bedrooms or bathrooms, but you can have it in any room. You may want to start with just a room or two when you plan other floor tile installation services. That way, you can try it and see how much you like it before you commit to an entire house’s worth of new floors.

When you talk to your contractor about flooring services in Kelowna, ask for an estimate of radiant flooring and get ready to be surprised. Because it is relatively simple to install, the labour costs are less than you might imagine. Not only that, but you can also save money on power bills with heated floors. Most homeowners have an on-off switch installed, so your floors only heat up when you want them to.

In addition, heated floors can work with almost any flooring material. Whether you have hardwoods, concrete, or tile, you can also have toasty, warm feet. Keep in mind that concrete may take longer to heat up, while ceramic or stone tiles are excellent conductors and work well with a heated flooring system.  

Once you have heated floors installed in your home, you don’t have to worry about significant upkeep. They are virtually maintenance-free and can last for decades without problems. They are also safe; the heat generated from these systems does not pose an increased fire hazard.

Radiant flooring is nothing new. With many years of research and development, the latest versions available to homeowners are safer than ever. Another advantage of radiant heating over an air-heated floor system is the lack of noise. You don’t have to listen to forced air cycling on and off to come close to a steady temperature.

The Right Time for Heated Flooring

Please do not go through another Canadian winter with frosty feet. Call Handyman Connection to learn more about heated floors and other floor tile installation services. You can also contact us online for a free estimate on flooring services in Kelowna.  

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