Wood floors / Discussions

What is the best way to finish a basement with exposed pink fiberglass insulation?

...wood or drywall ceiling? The walls are concrete that my husband painted with a white moisture barrier product that seem best to leave alone to avoid mold proble...

Posted by Claudia Fieo Oct. 6, 2020, 10:48 a.m. Basements improvements 0 Responses

What is the best way to make a row house in Montreal Quebec more energy efficient?

...wood floors that I don't intend to change. Stone foundation. Basement floor is a cement pour in the 70s or 80s? Each floor is about 20'x40'. Total of 2400 sq.ft...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Feb. 26, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Where can I get wood planks for a ceiling?

...Wood Ceilings & Cost compared to Drywall If not, have a look since there are different examples of style, wood type and finish. We aren't suppliers of wood, m...

Posted by zulie alnahas Aug. 23, 2020, 6:01 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 1 Responses

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

...wood: There will be a small difference in heat delivery with a wood floor, wood is about R1 per inch, so it will slow the heat transfer slightly. You would no...

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

What is the best material for flooring?

...floors if you have them. If you choose wood flooring, we recommend using a natural non-toxic wood finishing oil instead of varnish for reasons of air quality an...

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

What is a pet proof, safe and durable wood floor sealer?

...wood oil finish, you can read more here – Natural Food Safe Wood Finishing Oil for Floors, Counters & Decks Anytime you have clawed feet on a wood floor you...

Posted by Gail Hagopian Oct. 13, 2020, 11:53 a.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

What infloor radiant heating would you use in a corewood home design?

...wood home soon but I wood like to get the floor plan down before I start getting the materials for the house so I can gage out cost. And if i can have all my wa...

Posted by John Yoho Feb. 6, 2020, 10:59 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

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

...wood and insulation dry. Also installing drywall up off the bottom means it won’t wick water up, and your baseboard trim will cover the gap. You may also want...

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

What is the best type of home heating system?

...floors I occupy as living space, and only on floors that are in direct contact with the ground like basements or slab on grade floors. For wood framed and finis...

Posted by Jennifer Doll Jan. 20, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

Is hydronic slab heat appropriate in a super insulated home?

...floors. How did you execute in floor heat on the Kenogami house and keep it from overheating? PS- I don't expect toasty warm floors, just not chilly floors. T...

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

What is the best way to heat an off grid home?

...wood stove, but they are not the most efficient system, and home temperatures tend to vary more when wood is the primary heat source. It also requires that you ...

Posted by Michelle Nason Aug. 8, 2018, 1:48 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

Can you help me choose between a slab on grade and pressure treated wood foundation?

...wood foundation (PWF) would be an alternative to a concrete foundation , and a poor one at that. The end result of mixing wood and moisture will always be rot. ...

Posted by Margot Simonot May 20, 2019, midnight Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?

...wood, so an above grade wall assembly can usually achieve a higher performance level for a lower cost since you can use wood as the structure. Yes, you will hav...

Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

What is the most comfortable heating system for a home?

...floors or walls) is considered the most comfortable due to the thermal comfort explanation above. But a retrofit heating system replacement may be a very costly...

Posted by Catharine Jans Dec. 11, 2017, 11:25 a.m. Heating with electricity 1 Responses

What do you think of Legalett Wall Insulation?

...floors as you mention, and the ThermalWall panels were a compliment to that, they were originally developed to improve the performance of ICF basements but they...

Posted by Igal H Aug. 19, 2020, 3:52 p.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

Do you have suggestion for non-toxic closet design company, or materials?

...wood, which gets quite expensive. Would welcome your thoughts. There are a number of pages you can find at this search link all about protecting indoor air qual...

Posted by Nicole Lucas Haimes Oct. 11, 2019, 10:51 p.m. Materials and resources 1 Responses

What flooring options work with a passive solar design?

...floors perform best when there is nothing to slow the transfer of heat, like wood or cork flooring , but again, the effects aren’t so pronounced that you should...

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

Should I build a basement or slab on grade?

...wood, marmoleum, cork, or carpet . You don’t *need* radiant heat, but personally I wouldn’t build a slab without it. Radiant floors are an efficient way to heat...

Posted by robert baker March 27, 2020, 6:54 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 9 Responses