Can Warmboard Be Installed Over Concrete?

Warmboard–R is typically installed over concrete or subfloor, though is also used in walls and ceilings. Non-aluminum filler panels are also available. Warmboard panels are but one component in a complete radiant system.

Is Warmboard Worth The Price?

Compared to other radiant systems, Warmboard is among the more expensive options, just as any luxury good costs more than a lower grade choice. However, while Warmboard has a higher product cost, it also has much lower labor and material costs.

How Do You Install Tile Over A Warmboard?

If you’ve installed tile over a non-radiant floor, you can install it over Warmboard. We recommend using one of 6 methods, all tested and approved by the TCNA (Tile Council of North America). These methods include: Backer Board.

Can You Install Radiant Heat On Concrete?

There are several manufacturers of electric radiant floor heating systems that can be placed directly on top of an existing concrete slab. These radiant floor heating systems can also be installed on top of a slab before the flooring goes down. There are several manufacturers of this type of radiant floor heating.

How Do You Heat An Existing Concrete Floor?

How Do You Insulate A Concrete Slab For Radiant Heat?

Insulating the Concrete Slab Extruded or expanded polystyrene (rigid blue or pink board) is the material of choice. Typically, we recommended 2″ but some states now require 3″ or R-15. Some promote the use of thin sheets of foil/bubble or an insulating blanket.

How Much Does Warmboard Cost?

Warmboard panels are about $7 per square foot which is potentially about ½ the price of a completed radiant system. Check out for installation videos and additional technical details.

How Do You Install Pex Tubing On A Concrete Slab?

General Rules of Thumb for Concrete Slab Underfloor Heating Installations On top of the compacted earth or sand, install a vapor barrier. Lay down at least 2″ of rigid foam insulation. Install the wire mesh or rebar for the concrete slab. Attach the tubing to the wire mesh or rebar using plastic zip ties.

Can You Put Heated Floors In Basement?

The warmth from the hot water seeps through the concrete and heats the basement. This type of basement floor heating is very expensive to install, but it can be placed in established homes just as easily as new homes. A licensed installer must put hydronic radiant floor heating in your basement.

Can You Retrofit Radiant Floor Heating?

INSTALL RADIANT FLOOR HEAT You can retrofit radiant floor heating beneath the floors, in effect warming the actual structure of your home. Not only is this a very energy-efficient way to heat your home, it’s also very pleasant.

What Is Warmboard?

Warmboard combines a structural subfloor and a thermodynamically sophisticated radiant panel into one simple component of your radiant heating system. Warmboard is the subfloor. As Warmboard is installed, the four modular panel types create an infinite variety of radiant tubing layouts to suit the needs of any home.

How Does Warmboard Work?

A radiant panel works by conducting heat from water in a tube to the surface of your floor and into your home. It’s that simple. This is why conductivity is the single most important thermodynamic property of a radiant system. Warmboard is engineered to take the maximum advantage of the laws of thermodynamics.

How Do You Do Radiant Floor Heating?

Instead of blowing hot air through a vent or pumping hot water to a baseboard radiator along the wall, radiant heat warms up the entire floor. The heat is made possible in two ways: either through pipes carrying hot water embedded in or directly below the floor, or via electric mats in or below the floor.

Can You Heat Concrete Floors?

Due to their high thermal-mass, concrete floors are ideal to be heated by an underfloor heating system. Concrete provides quick heat-up times and retains heat well, even storing the warmth produced by solar gain, making a heated polished concrete floor a great option to improve the comfort and warmth of your home.

How Do You Insulate A Concrete Floor?

There are two ways to handle insulating concrete floors. You can attach wood sleepers to the floor, fill the gaps with rigid-foam insulation, and then apply your finish flooring. Or, as demonstrated here, you can cover the slab with rigid-foam insulation, add two layers of plywood, and then add the finish flooring.

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