Floor / Discussions

Should you allow air flow through a crawl space with a dirt floor?

...floor is always a problem as the dirt will be a continuous source of moisture and risk mold, mildew and rotting floor joists if left as is. So that was a good m...

Posted by Amber Murray Aug. 17, 2020, 10 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 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 I get rid of moisture with cement floor crawl space that has a vapour barrier?

I recently replaced the vapour barrier because of dry rot. Luckily no cracks in the foundation and floor joists are fine but I noticed that barrier is extremel...

Posted by Cindy Chatham 04 chatham Aug. 25, 2020, 4:47 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Can I use Brio on my indoor cedar porch floor?

...floor of my porch and want to clean it up. After sanding I could apply tung oil but it has a long cure time so I was wondering if I could use Brio instead?? Pra...

Posted by Linda Burnside March 31, 2021, 4:37 p.m. Paints, finishes and natural coatings 2 Responses

What is the best approach to insulate the floor in a tiny home, built 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 3 Responses

Which radiant floor heat is best?

...floor, electric mat radiant floor, or liquid glycol hydronic radiant floor. What matters most is the amount of insulation below the floor and the fuel source, w...

Posted by tony wolff Dec. 25, 2020, 1:22 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses

Can you install electric wire in floor heat cables and cork flooring?

...floor at and the type of flooring . A well-insulated house won’t need to run a floor as hot as a poorly-insulated house, this can affect how the flooring reacts...

Posted by C Whitby Aug. 7, 2020, 6:43 p.m. Flooring and stairs 2 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

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

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 can I insulate an existing basement floor from 1906?

...floor, then finished flooring on top, or you can pour a self levelling concrete. If those pages don't answer all your questions feel free to drop us a few more ...

Posted by Cathy Gaskins Feb. 18, 2021, 11:24 a.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

What heating system to use in my new detached garage/shop?

...floor and I am not sure what to install. I can go with hydronic floor or electric. Hydronic is about 3300$ and the electric, around 2000$. I will keep the gar...

Posted by David Perreault Dec. 4, 2020, 10:23 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 0 Responses

How well does the Legalett air heated floor work when pouring concrete?

...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

We are looking to build a slab on grade, do we need radiant heat?

...floor covering ? A lot of variables will start to come into play, I’ll explain– A polished concrete floor is the cheapest, most durable floor you can build, b...

Posted by Scott Self Sept. 21, 2020, 10:34 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 2 Responses

What is the cost per square foot to build 1600 square feet on one floor?

1600 square feet 5 bedrooms, rough in's for 3 full bathrooms, laundry room (no kitchen) Determining the cost per square foot to build a home depends on man...

Posted by Steven Kohl April 20, 2021, 9:43 a.m. Architecture and plan design 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

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

Can hydronic radiant heating be a complete heating solution for a home?

...floor on top of a subfloor that sounds like you have a foundation, is that correct? Radiant floor heat (as you will learn from the article above) only heats sin...

Posted by Jeremy Peters Dec. 16, 2019, 1:13 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses