Wood floors / Guides

Exterior damp proofing and drainage mat to protect basements from wate
Insulation and soundproofing

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...floors: A large portion of heat is lost to poorly insulated basements, including below slab floors. The optimum levels of insulation below slabs varies by regio...

When should you replace windows
Windows and doors

When should you replace old windows?

...floors and leak out on the top floors, so it may be a little tricky to identify leaks from the inside on upper levels. A cold windy day may help you with your f...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Crawl spaces

Should I Build on a Slab on Grade Foundation or a Crawl Space?

...floors, so if it were me I would choose a radiant floor, but add a thin wood finish to it. Most engineered hardwood products can be added to a slab on grade wit...

Shipping Container Homes in a Warm Climate might be a good option
Tiny house

Beautiful shipping container homes - Tiny Houses in warm climates

...floors. It's minimalist, but we do like the style of this Tiny House, the wood elements certainly give warmth to the simple yet elegant design. These off-grid...

High efficiency wood stoves
Wood stove and biomass heat

Heating with wood and biomass fuel

...floors. Any woodburner or wood burning stove will only give as much heat as the wood itself is able - so the choice of firewood and how it has been seasoned o...

Interior sheathing as air & vapor barriers in wood frame construction
Air and vapour barriers

Interior sheathing as an air and vapour or vapor barrier

...wood for roofs, walls and floors? Well ecoHOME would reply "it depends where, and what other materials you are using!" Rated at 40NG, 3/4 inch OSB sheathing c...

Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...wood floor, trim, kitchen cabinets, appliances and a 12x12’ sunroom. All clean waste lumber was saved and used to heat the new home with a high-efficiency wood ...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...wood ceiling made from reclaimed sunken river wood Environmentally friendly cork flooring Sandblasted antique interior doors Locally-sourced slate for bat...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...wood is fairly easy to come by, along with manufactured pressed-wood logs that can be found at most hardware stores. Manually-operated pellet stoves: Most pel...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...floors is simply done by adding insulation - yep, we have a guide for how to insulate slab on grade floors when building, here . Why build on a slab instead...

Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing it down & rebuilding?

...floors adds an element of conductive heat-transfer into the mix, so you may notice even a minor drop in floor temperature compared to the higher-temperature flo...