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Kitchen Remodel/Infloor Dilema

Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
If your floors can not cover the Btus required supplement with radiant ceilings. You lose some heatable floor space with kitchens due to cabinet space.



  • John P
    John P Member Posts: 16
    Kitchen Remodel/Infloor Radiant over crawl space

    Questions for the experts....Im in the middle of a giant kitchen remodel. A major wall has been removed to open another room into the kitchen. That room has a 4.5 inch suspended concrete floor over crawl space. 10 foot ceilings,(will have blown in insulation) brick and plaster walls,fured out 1/2 inch and covered with foil faced foam insulation.North, west and southern exposure. Total square footage 195. Required heat 8200 BTU.The connecting kitchen area has basement under it. Less windows, same insulation. Total square footage 262 with need for 4300 BTU. If I can get 30BTU per square foot from my infloor, the one room over crawl space is 2000 BTU short. The other room would have enough capability but would be able compensate and bottom line, would that room be comfortable? Any comments would be greatly appreciated.
  • Rich Kontny_5
    Rich Kontny_5 Member Posts: 116
    Might Want to.

    Consider something lke Panel Trac by Uponor on top of the existing floor if you are going with a floor covering other than ceramic tile.

    If you are going with ceramic or porcelin tile you may want to consider a ridgid insulation board or perhaps greencrete system.

    You did not mention if you already have a hydronic heat source????

    Now days there are many choices depending on the variables. Local codes,heat source(s), geological location

    Pays to get a competant designer or contractor with in-floor design capability. If you are a DIY you are better off to save $$$$ on some of the grunt work instead of on the design. Proper design is money well spent!!!!

    Rich K.

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  • Dan C.
    Dan C. Member Posts: 248

    We just did a sunroom with similar problem. I suggested radiant cieling and they did not want to do it so we installed a panel radiator on a seperate zone with a two stage thermostat so the panel rad only comes on when it has to.

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