I’m not sure how many of you contractors out there have installed an electric radiant heat system under tile, hardwood or other flooring products, but if you have and were able to feel the warmth radiating from the floor, you already have some level of confidence in selling and installing these types of systems. For those of you who haven’t had the opportunity to install an electric radiant system, there are a few basic things you need to understand to make the installation go smoothly.
Whether we’re talking about electric or hydronic systems (which use heated water for warmth), the most important step is to do your homework. Find out if the flooring product is even suitable for installation over a radiant system. There are several different types of electric radiant heating systems out on the market and if you’re not familiar with what each does, you can get yourself into trouble.