Heating – A warm homecoming
feet will fall in love with you, if you warm up your house flooring.
The thought itself, of walking on a warm floor when it’s
snowing outside, is so comforting; imagine what it would be like,
in reality? Floor heating has become very popular these days,
and many people who are building new houses implement this facility
in their plans. But if you think this is a new technology, then
you are mistaken, because floor heating has been used since the
days of the roman empire .Basically radiant floor heating is used
to disperse heat through the floors of the house and this is done
in 3 ways. Following are the three ways to do it –
Following are the three ways in which you can heat up your floor.
Basically these three methods are used –
Electric floor heating – Popular in areas only
where electricity is relatively inexpensive. It is advisable to
use thermal mass like concrete while using electric floor heating.
Liquid floor heating – This is done in modern radiant
floors with the use of heat bearing liquids like oil or water.
A central boiler that heats up the liquid is needed in the house,
if you want to implement this heating system.
Air floor heating – Air heating systems are least
popular because they cannot retain too much heat. They are used
only in areas where very little heat is needed.
these are the three basic ways with which you could heat your
floors. These systems can heat up any types of floors, whether
hardwood, vinyl, ceramic tiles or linoleum. Some floors like the
ceramic ones heat up very quickly. Care must be taken, that if
wood is being heated, you must treat it because it will crack
and more people are turning to floor heating these days because
it has added benefits such as the fact they don’t allow
dust to particulate into the house. Also they are very silent
and do not make any noise. Also climate control is very essential
in areas with extreme climatic conditions, and this is a boon
to people living in such environments.
are many more flooring articles in our flooring
section. There is more specific information in the links at
the beginning of this article. They can guide you where you need
The difference is more than you think, or maybe not!
Carpet is best!
There is nothing like walking barefoot on great carpet
for Hardwood is easier than you think.
Just vacuum and you are done.