Radiant floors / Guides

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

Air-heated radiant floors

...floors for added comfort. What you don’t see a lot of, are floors heated with air. Electric wire radiant floor heating © Ecohome ...

Radiant floor tube installation
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

DIY radiant floor tubing installation video

...Radiant floors , slab on grade construction step by step , Raft slabs for building on soft soils , and anything else about sustainable green home construction i...

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

DIY radiant floor installation

...radiant floors and designing for thermal comfort. Life is short they say, unless of course your feet are cold, then it will seem much longer. The floor of the...

Solar Radiant Heated Floor Slab Kit
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Solar heated radiant floor with radiant heated hot water for a site with problem soil - expansive clay

...radiant floors over hydronic radiant floors , but none greater than the ability to inject solar-heated air into the thermal battery which is the concrete slab f...

Eco-friendly & Healthy Flooring is best for Green Homes
Flooring and stairs

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

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

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

Slab-on-grade construction: the ecoHOME A to Z Slab building guide

...radiant floors or air heated radiant floors . The financial investment put towards the comfort of radiant floors can arguably be redirected towards insulation i...

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 qualit...

Concrete floors and timber frame as thermal mass
Efficient home design

The pros and cons of thermal mass in buildings

...radiant heat from thermal mass such as heated concrete floors, this can make heating with electricity a more realistic option in regions with high peak rates. A...

PSI

Case Study: Kenogami House, Saguenay, Quebec

...floors are polished concrete and red spruce; interior walls comprise brick placed in the path of the sun to act as thermal storage. Windows are triple pane, fib...

Slab on grade or a foundation and basement?
Foundation choices

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

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

Slab-on-grade for Ecohome's upcoming video building guide
Passive solar home design

how to build a slab-on-grade on standard soil

...Radiant floor hydronic tubing Uponor also provided us with tubing for a radiant floor , complete with a floor plan layout for 10 individual zones, so the temp...