Floor / Discussions

How so you take a concrete slab to a nice interior concrete floor?

...floor radiant heating. The slab is the bottom floor of our home, which will be garage and apartment. We are interested in finishing the apartment floor to be a ...

Posted by Betsy Lund May 20, 2020, 2:13 a.m. Flooring and stairs 0 Responses

Would you recommend Legalett over water radiant floor heat for a backyard studio in Toronto?

...floor heating, or the air system that Legalett uses. I am also wondering how much rebar should be in a slab on grade floor and if it's okay to have the perimete...

Posted by Christine Pountney May 2, 2019, 1:22 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

What type of wood can be installed on a radiant floor?

...floor under wood works fine, but here are some considerations: The best flooring materials with a radiant floor: Inert materials such as ceramic, stone or c...

Posted by Colleen Blak Dec. 11, 2017, 1:59 p.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

What is the best type of radiant floor heating for a garage?

...floors, furnaces, hair dryers, kettles, baseboard heaters etc.) would cost the same on a ‘BTU per watt’ scale. Keep in mind that a boiler for a hydronic floor...

Posted by J.F. March 24, 2017, 11:14 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

What is the best approach to insulate the floor in a tiny home, build on a trailer?

...floor frame) -ideally i do not want to building an entire floor system on the existing trailer frame -Southern Ontario, Canada climate -Roxul between all ...

Posted by Dustin Hartwig May 28, 2020, 4:31 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

What type of green flooring is best for a basement floor?

...flooring , but even that you wouldn’t want to leave submerged, so take steps to prevent future flooding. See more choices here on our flooring page - Where to...

Posted by Jeff Krohn Sept. 15, 2019, 5:52 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to finish a concrete floor?

...floor and then burnish into the concrete. They are non-toxic and very durable. There are a few product options that will have different levels of shine as well ...

Posted by Steven P. Aug. 17, 2017, 3:04 p.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

We want to build a solarium in Ontario, what do you think of heating it with a radiant floor and wood stove?

...floor is a great idea, Have a look here at our air heated radiant floor page, this design has a lot of thermal mass which would be great for balancing heat. The...

Posted by Deanna Zavattin-Tortolo Feb. 18, 2020, 10:51 p.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

how do you install radiant floor heating in an old building?

...floor out to pour......if you have any thoughts other than demo it.....I would like to hear them .....Thanks !! The only feasible way to put a radiant slab on g...

Posted by Rob Doda March 19, 2020, 3:21 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

How do you insulated a crawlspace with dirt floor?

...floor. Some people say we can get foam insulation sprayed in which will harden on the dirt floor. We are currently power venting the crawl space to protect ag...

Posted by sal Bellicoso Oct. 30, 2019, 4:56 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

In the winter should you heat a low/dirt floor crawl space with a furnace vent?

...floor flat or uneven with stone etc? Do you live in a high risk area for Radon gas ? There are two main ways to insulate a crawlspace floor, either you can ...

Posted by janis hobson Dec. 11, 2019, 3:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

What is the best underfloor insulation type for radiant floor heat?

...floor and I intend to lay electric underfloor heating under laminate flooring. Can you help me choose the best type of insulation (both underlay and overlay of ...

Posted by David Irwin July 12, 2020, 6:48 a.m. Heating and cooling 1 Responses

How do you insulate a cottage crawlspace and install radiant floor heat?

...floor) or you could even drop it down on a radiant heated slab on grade and ditch the existing floor. That may be the most sensible option if you really want ra...

Posted by Todd hall June 28, 2020, 8:36 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

4" air pipe quality for air heated floor?

...floor for our recent demo house and did a time-lapse install video here - Solar Radiant Heated Floor Kit - Slab on Grade for LEED, Passive, ZNE Legalett mon...

Posted by Israel Sword March 28, 2020, 6:26 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Is cross laminated lumber to heavy to frame a cantilevered room?

I have a 540 sq ft room that needs new framing, insallation, interior and exterior walls. Termites and woodrot have eaten the exterior walls posts and beams. A...

Posted by Teresa Pfiffner May 20, 2020, 7:43 p.m. Wood and organic materials 0 Responses

What can I do to prevent mold and musty smells from a crawlspace with a dirt floor?

...floor crawl space with about 24 inches from dirt to underside of floor and it gets wet which causes the floor joists and under flooring to get damp and moldy. W...

Posted by bonna gordy May 15, 2020, 8:16 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Can I use a solar thermal water heater to heat my pool in the summer and the floor of the garage that I am going to build?

...floor heater in winter given the risk of freezing, also that it would likely hold snow, rendering it useless. As for your garage floor, it really depends on h...

Posted by Bill Loucks Oct. 5, 2019, 9:48 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

What is the best practice to insulate a crawl space floor?

...floor, 3 cement block walls, open lattice wall to access crawl space, exposed floor joists 24'' o.c., height from ground to bottom of joists is 36" If you hav...

Posted by austin Fanning March 16, 2020, 8:55 a.m. Crawl spaces 4 Responses