Builders

What you need to know when working with Warmboard-S or Warmboard-R
(and what you don’t need to know)

As a contractor, you take pride in delivering quality craftsmanship to your clients. And when you install Warmboard, you’ll know that you have provided your clients with a heating system equal to the quality of your work. When that first cold snap hits, you’ll sleep peacefully knowing that Warmboard consistently delivers more heat even under the most extreme conditions. It is the perfect system for those discriminating clients who would rather not wait to be comfortable.

Tubing spacing and conductivity are directly related. Radiant panels that are poor conductors of heat require closely spaced tubing to produce more heated areas and reduce variations in surface temperature. Of course, closely spaced tubing increases tubing, manifold and labor costs and make the whole system more complicated to design. Warmboard’s ultra high-conductivity means that 12” on center spacing delivers more heat, and spreads it more evenly than 6” spacing found in staple up systems or thin slab systems. This even heat also means more flooring options for your client – from thick wool carpets to ornate hardwoods.

Warmboard radiant is also an ideal heating solution for structures featuring cathedral or open beamed ceilings. Forced air will not be able to provide the same level of comfort or efficiency for such spaces.

Furthermore, Warmboard requires lower water temperatures which mean more energy efficient heating. This is ideal for maximizing the efficiency of condensing boilers, as well as interfacing with solar or geothermal heat sources which are limited in their heating ability. Warmboard-R is also an ideal solution for new homes, and is often installed over slab foundations, subfloors or in the walls or ceilings. Warmboard-R is 13/16” thick and made of the highest quality OSB. There are 2 panel types to accommodate your design. But primarily, Warmboard-R is used in remodels. The smaller panel size and smaller height makes layouts easy and customizable without affecting framing or existing door heights.

High mass systems, like concrete or gypsum concrete, are slow to respond and difficult to control, even with elaborate controls. Warmboard, due to its high conductivity and low mass simply responds quickly, providing the heat you desire right when you want it. Uncomplicated control systems are easy to design, easy to install, save money and are highly reliable. Additionally, high mass pours that are not adequately dried can lead to potential mold issues down the road.

One of Warmboard’s greatest advantages is its compatibility with virtually all floor coverings. Warmboard works particularly well with hardwoods, making hardwood installations considerably easier and less expensive. Warmboard, delivers ample radiant heat through even the plushest carpeting, and tile or stone can be set over using conventional methods. Warmboard is the one radiant panel that doesn’t ask you to compromise your floor covering choices.

Our products are APA approved for the US and Canada. See the APA Product Report and ICC-ES Code Compliance reports here.