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Anti-Fatigue mats........................(Starch)

If you are using rubber mats the R-value should be low. The manufacturer might have an R-value rating.


  • John Starcher_4
    John Starcher_4 Member Posts: 794
    Has anyone.................

    .........given any thought to anti-fatigue mats on a concrete radiant floor and their r-values?

    Is there such a thing as a "radiant-friendly" mat?

    I realize that most of them are small mats, but I have a situation where one could be used in my store, and it's in a corner of the building near the end of a heating loop.


  • hr
    hr Member Posts: 6,106
    At my shop workbench

    I put down a couple rows of this sport court type tile. It is an open mesh type plastic so the heat flow is unrestricted. It's been in about 8 years now. the only thing that bothers it is weld spatter ofr hot copper fittings dropped on it :)

    Probably not as gushy as foam, but much nicer than hard concrete.

    What about that thin slab rubber carpet underlayment made for radiant. I had one sample that was made from recycled tire material. About 1/4" thick, fairly tough stuff. The RPA Floor Covering Guide has a bunch of radiant carpet underlayment manufactures listed in the back.

    Or a web search.

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