Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating Installation

Fewer manifolds, less tubing, faster response, lower water temps – here are the benefits you can expect as a radiant heat installer

Warmboard helps to simplify the design process with its incredible reserves of performance. The low conductivity of other radiant products limits performance, and can make them wholly inadequate to keep up with necessary heating needs, even when running at “red line”. These systems will often require 6″ (or tighter) spacing in some areas, and 9”–12“ spacing in still other areas just to barely keep up with varying heat loads. When the cold season hits, radiant installers can be assured that Warmboard will keep their clients warm and happy.

Because of Warmboard’s high performance, our 12” tubing spacing will output more than even 6“ spacing in thin slab. This means that tubing spacing is no longer a critical design consideration. Warmboard uses standard ½” PEX or PEX-AL-PEX tubing. Be sure to review our approved tubing list prior to the hydronic radiant floor heating installation process.

Warmboard uses lower water temperatures than other systems. This not only saves the owner more money every month, but is ideal for other energy saving options. Condensing water boilers have their efficiency maximized, and solar and geothermal integrates much more seamlessly.

Slab systems can take hours or days to heat up. With such a long delay between the first call for heat and its delivery out of the slab, undershoot and overshoot are quite common problems, even with control systems that attempt to mitigate this problem. Warmboard heats up in minutes – not hours or days. This means that getting the design of the control system just right is less critical. In fact, many Warmboard systems control beautifully with little more than a few room thermostats and some on/off wax zone actuators.

One of Warmboard’s greatest advantages is its compatibility with virtually all floor coverings. Warmboard works particularly well with hardwoods, delivers ample radiant heat through even the plushest carpeting, and tile or stone can be set over it using conventional methods.

Why Our Systems Work for You

Our system offers many advantages for radiant heating installers. For instance, the Warmboard Comfort System enables professionals to perform a heated flooring installation faster than any other competing product on the market. This helps contractors take on more jobs and earn more.

Here are some other advantages contractors and their customers can gain by using our products for radiant floor installation:

  • Warmboard Comfort System: With WCS, hydronic floor heating installation takes only a fraction of the time. The components are pre-configured and everything installs more easily and more quickly — simply plug and play.
  • Warmboard-S: Our Warmboard-S panels give you a structural subfloor and radiant panel in one, saving installation time and materials. Plus, our high-conductivity aluminum panels ensure even surface temperatures, faster response times and lower water temperatures, while our 12” tubing spacing allows for less tubing and fewer manifolds, making for more efficient operation.
  • Warmboard-R: Designed specifically for retrofits and remodels, Warmboard-R provides all the performance benefits of our structural panel. This flooring allows for greater flexibility when installing around cabinets and framed walls.

Warmboard provides solutions that benefit every radiant installer — from ease of installation to performance. Experience for yourself the future of radiant with a system that helps you do more jobs in less time with greater benefits to you and your client. For more detailed information, visit our documents page. To get started, contact us today.