Radiant Flooring Options for Your Home Roanoke VA

Floor based radiant heating options for the home, including hydronic and electronic systems. The article touches on energy sources, system costs, and whether a radiant floor heating is right for your home.

Crown Floors
(540) 685-0024
501 Marshall Ave SW
Roanoke, VA
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Carpet, Flooring, Hardwood, Laminate, Refinishing & Resurfacing, Tile, Vinyl Flooring

CARPETLAND USA
(540) 265-1919
7851 PLANTATION RD
Roanoke, VA
 
Extreme Floorin
(540) 342-6290
2023 Salem Ave Sw
Roanoke, VA
 
Elite Flooring Incorporated
(540) 772-3055
2009 Russell Ave Sw
Roanoke, VA
 
Design Distributing Incorporated
(540) 342-3471
1529 Seibel Dr Ne
Roanoke, VA
 
FASHION FLOORS OF ROANOKE
(540) 774-2990
DBA AMERICA'S CPT GALL 4393 ELECTRIC RD SW
Roanoke, VA
 
Crown Floors
(540) 353-7156
501 Marshall Ave Sw
Roanoke, VA
 
Tom Tran Hardwood Floors
(540) 343-0020
2742 Colonial Ave Sw
Roanoke, VA
 
Prosource Incorporated
(540) 366-7737
1250 Trapper Cir Nw Ste B
Roanoke, VA
 
L Fishman & Son Inc
(540) 342-6433
1427 20th Street Northeast
Roanoke, VA
 

Radiant Flooring Options for Your Home

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Both hydronic and electric heating systems can be installed beneath carpet.

Heat rises; so no matter how warm your home is, the floor is the first place that becomes drafty and cold. A familiar scenario: stepping out of bed in the morning, half asleep, and stumbling around for your slippers to avoid stepping on a cold floor. Radiant floor heating sounds wonderful, but is it a good option for you?

Radiant floor heaters come in hydronic or electric heating options and can be installed under carpet, wood, tile, or stone floorings. Read about both options below to get a better idea of which choice is best for your home.

Hydronic Systems - 90% of the time, hydronic systems are chosen over electric when radiant heat is the sole heating source for whole house. One reason is that hydronic systems are generally less expensive to install in large areas than electric. These systems use a boiler to create hot water, which is then pumped through plastic pipes embedded in a concrete slab. The warmth of the water conducts warmth to the surface of the floor. The hydronic system costs approximately $2 to $5/sq ft. Because hydronic pumps can be powered by any fuel source, they are useful in areas off of the power grid, and are preferable for solar or geothermal heating.

Electric Systems - Although hydronic systems are better for whole-house heating, electric systems are more affordable and efficient for spot-heating, or just one room at a time. Hydronic systems are installed a...

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