Polished / Discussions

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

...polished concrete, is there a particular type of wood that works best and that won’t warp from the heat? Installing a radiant floor under wood works fine, but h...

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

Should I use an air source heat pump in a Passive House?

...polished slab. That’s a whole whack of heating systems for a Passive House , you can for sure trim that down. In some areas, achieving Passive House Certificati...

Posted by Iain cunningham March 27, 2019, 9:31 p.m. Heating and cooling 1 Responses

What flooring goes over a radiant heated floor?

...polished concrete floor is durable and affordable , and there is no problem if its heated. It’s more a problem with solid wood, the extreme temperature changes ...

Posted by dave levy Nov. 29, 2021, 12:45 p.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

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

...polished concrete floor and area rugs for comfort, those are easily picked up if there is any heavy weather events in the forecast. I would also propose that yo...

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

How do you polish a concrete slab to be a finished interior concrete floor?

...polished, then I would think in your case, repairing the divots would be a much easier way to get to a finished floor you are happy with rather than grinding th...

Posted by Betsy Lund May 20, 2020, 2:13 a.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

What is the best material for flooring?

...polished concrete slab on grade with Marmoleum flooring upstairs. Some people find concrete floors to hard for standing comfortably, in which case you can cov...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 2:09 a.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

What flooring options work with a passive solar design?

...polished concrete slab . High-performance prefab homes tend to be more affordable than site-built homes, and they are available in Ontario if you’re interested....

Posted by Christopher Dunn Feb. 23, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

How do you design and build a green home on a very small budget?

...polished concrete floor is about as cheap a finished floor surface as you can get and very durable. And very importantly, keep it as small as possible at firs...

Posted by Paul Squire Nov. 8, 2018, 8:25 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

What is the best way to finish a concrete floor?

I contacted several concrete polishers and they each told me something different. Some say use epoxy, some say don’t, I've even had some people suggest wax or ...

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

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

...polished concrete floor is the cheapest, most durable floor you can build, but concrete conducts heat easily, so it will suck warmth right from your feet. A way...

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

Is hydronic slab heat appropriate in a super insulated home?

...polished slab on grade in a cold climate without heated floors. Heat moves from warm to cold, your body is 37C, and concrete is highly conductive. all those var...

Posted by Andrew Wright Feb. 3, 2021, 3:26 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

Does slab on grade need to have in floor heating?

...polished concrete slab on grade, or any basement concrete floor, will feel cooler to the touch than wood or other flooring materials, due to the conductivity of...

Posted by Lauren Panzani Nov. 13, 2020, 11:06 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses