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His is my own home and my office is in the basement. I have radiant foors above with joist trac. The floors are insulated 5-1/2" would this cause any problems.


  • Kevin A Gerrity_2
    Kevin A Gerrity_2 Member Posts: 27
    Radiant oven cement floor

    Has anyone ever installed radiant floors on top of a cement basement floor? What are the do's and don'ts.
  • hr
    hr Member Posts: 6,106
    getting an insulation layer

    is the biggest challange. Ideally an inch of foam board would be a plus. But by the time you get insulation, tube, and final flooring you might be up a couple inches. This could be an issue with any doors, and of course the first stair riser will be way off :)

    Consider ceiling radiant. Almost the comfort level of floor, and sometimes less of a retrofit hassle.

    Do a heat load calc first, of course, but basements are not generlly hard to heat.

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  • Simply Rad_2
    Simply Rad_2 Member Posts: 171
    Roth Panel

    You might want to look at Roth Panel. Low profile 3/4" think and has high density foam built into the radiant panel. Very efficient and comfortable. Floor cvering can be challenging, BUT if you choose a floating floor material, you will love the product. Make sure you glue it down with a foam compliant adhesive.


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