What type of flooring can go over a radiant concrete slab?

Joan Thompson

My husband and I just retired and are planning an off-grid (active and passive) solar home on our son's property. I've been very excited about the idea of a single-story, on-slab home with radiant heat.. until I realized that the cement is REALLY hard to fall on. I fell in our garage last winter and fractured my pelvis in 3 places. The last thing I need in my "forever home" (aka "I hope to live here until I die!) is a cement slab. What could I cover it with that is safer for being old?  I know it would be less than ideal.... or.... Should we find other ways to get the thermal mass and give up on radiant heat?

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