Radiant floors / Guides

Radiant floor heat in a bathroom
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Radiant heat in a slab-on-grade floor - video

...floors How to install radiant floor tubing How heat pumps work

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Hydronic heating system
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Hydronic heating

Similar to electric baseboards, hydronic heating systems facilitate zone heating as you can keep different rooms at different temperatures. Though differe...

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Air-heated radiant concrete floor
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Air-heated radiant floors

...Radiant heating systems are very common in concrete floors now because they provide a very balanced and comfortable distribution of heat. Those systems are most...

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Naturally finished red oak floors
Flooring and stairs

Flooring material options

...floors lend themselves well to in-floor radiant heat. Solid hardwood floors: Wood flooring can come either raw or pre-finished. Traditional raw wood f...

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Basement wall insulation
Insulation and soundproofing

How much insulation does a basement need?

...floors you can see that much more heat is contained by the insulation. Also worth noting is the light red colour of the Earthship floor, indicating a cooler tem...

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Polished concrete floors and counters
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Finishing concrete floors with silicate densifiers

Polished concrete floors are extremely durable and non-toxic; silicate-based densifiers keep them that way and make it a great start to safe indoor-air quality...

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Step by step guide for slab-on-grade home construction
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade construction: step by step guide

...radiant floors . The financial investment put towards the comfort of radiant floors can arguably be redirected towards insulation instead. Radiant floor heat is...

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How radiant floors work
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

How to design for thermal comfort in a home

...Radiant heating: There is seemingly endless debate in green-building circles as to the benefits of radiant heat, specifically floors. Walls and ceilings ca...

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Off grid, passively heated and cooled house in the Gatineau Hills, Que
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off grid and passively heated, this house in Low, Quebec is aiming for LEED certification

...radiant floors warmed by a propane boiler. A double exterior wall system reduces heat loss to a fraction of what you would expect from most other new houses bei...

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Slab on grade or a foundation and basement?
Foundation choices

Choosing between a slab-on-grade or a foundation and basement

...floors Many building codes have only recently insisted on the inclusion of insulation below concrete basement floors , and as always, it is important to re...

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Hydro towers
Heating with electricity

Heating with electricity

...radiant floors all fall within the category of ‘electric heat’, and are all equally efficient on a BTU per watt basis. They are also equal in efficiency to the ...

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