Sunday, 2 August 2009

Use Of Under Floor Heating With Engineered Wood Flooring

There are many advantages for engineered wood flooring and quick and easy installation is just one of them. This range of wood flooring is multipurpose and therefore ideal for any property due to its durability and attractive appearance. Its increase in popularity in recent years can be attributed to the fact that it removes the need to have just one solid piece of hardwood, and is therefore more cost effective, and versatile in terms of its thickness.

Engineered wood floorboards are individually manufactured to have tongue and grove edging, before specialists apply a stain and finish that suits your requirements. This means that this option is exceptionally durable, leading to it being referred to as ‘dimensionally stable’ – obviously a highly sought after quality for forward-thinking consumers.

However, there is one more benefit of engineered wood flooring; its ability to act in accordance with under floor heating, which contributes greatly to its ever increasing popularity. Under floor heating is a technology that dates back to Roman times, when it was based on hypocausts – a technology recently voted by the British HVAC Industry as the most useful heating invention to date.

Although it is often seen as difficult to maintain and an expensive method of heating, in reality under floor heating is often less expensive to operate than radiator heating. This depends on the effective use of compatible flooring materials – and engineered wood flooring is often seen as a perfect basis for the installation of under floor heating.

Engineered wood flooring makes more use of under floor heating because of the large amount of resistance to movement. There is also the advantage that the heat generated beneath wood flooring is spread more evenly through a wooden floor. This reduces the hot spots that can be created with other flooring.

Therefore, if you already have either under floor heating or engineered wood flooring, or are considering a complete overhaul of your home or office flooring, there are many experts available to fulfil your personal requirements.

By: Sarah Jane Edwards

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