Radiant in Residential

Is Warmboard or Warmboard-R the right option for you?

Fri, 08/09/2013 - 14:52

So, you've decided that a radiant floor heating system is the right answer for you. You've crunch the numbers and debated between a more traditional system or this modern answer to home heating and found that a radiant floor heating system offers both operational benefits and superior comfort. Now what?
Now it is time to determine whether Warmboard or Warmboard-R is the right option for you. Both products offer the same high-quality heating qualities and are made from the same aluminum that covers the entire panel surfaces. But, there are some differences between the two options. 
Warmboard is typically installed in new construction and additions because it can serve as a structural subfloor. It is a structural radiant panel that is 1 1/8" thick and is made of Douglas Fir plywood and is sold in full-faced tongue and groove 4x8" sheets. 
Warmboard-R is more often installed in remodeled areas. It is made from a radiant panel that is 12/16" thick and is made of aspen and pine oriented strand board and is sold in square-edged panels that are 2x4". The thinner boards in Warmboard-R systems make the solution particularly find for remodeling projects because of the lower profile.
Whether you are a new or current property owner, you can use this high-quality system to reduce monthly utility bills and promote the feeling of comfort in your home. The piping underneath the floorboards create an even distribution of heat throughout a room that cannot be experienced with a traditional heat delivery system like radiators, baseboard units or vents. Consider installing either one of these options in your home to create an oasis of tranquility - it is a quality solution for any room in the home, but especially in key living areas like the master suite.