Floors are an essential part of a house and it put huge impacts on the overall look and feel of your home. That’s why you have to be extremely vigilant while choosing flooring material. Moreover, the flooring materials also affect your HVAC, health and comfort level. If you want to get installed Radiant in floor heating, you must choose the flooring material accordingly.
Bamboo is one of the most suitable materials to use for flooring. The bamboo grass plants are torn or sliced to make these floor planks, and then these bamboo slices are attached with resin-based adhesiveness, heat, and pressure. Before picking bamboo, you must always inspect the manufacturer because not all of them have the same volatile organic substances.
Bamboo floors have the same cost as hardwood floors. Installation of Bamboo is very simple and it’s extremely reusable, easy to clean, long-lasting, non-allergenic and fireproof. Although bamboos are somewhat waterproof, they are susceptible to water and moisture damage. It is also easy to scratch.
This is the most traditional material used for driveways heating systems. For people who want industrial design, this is a stylish option. Concrete is less likely to cause damage, and it is easy to care for because every 3 to 9 months you only need a scoop and a seal or wax. A concrete floor that is well maintained can last for life. But the downside is that the cold concrete floors lead to snow stacking in the winter. To overcome such issue, you may install a snow melting systems beneath the floor surface.
- Stone Tile Flooring
Stone tile flooring is both natural and exquisite. These tiles are made from mountain materials like marble, slate, travertine, sandstone, and granite. Each material comes with its unique properties. By understanding the characteristics of each stone, you can select the right one for your floor heating. Stone tile floors can be used both inside and outside. You should look for the impermeable or glassy stones for high traffic areas inside the house or a patio. Usually, most stones are graded for Grade 1 quality, which means high quality.
- Ceramic Tile
The ceramic tile is the fourth option. Since ancient times this has been there. These tiles are made by using clay which is fired in hot ovens and, then glazed to guard the surface against breakages and moisture. The ceramic glazed tile is suitable for kitchens, bathrooms and the high traffic areas such as the driveway. It is also suitable for asthma patients.