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PVC Selectile over garage radiant floor

My husband and I are now in the garage organizing business (Gladiator Garageworks) in Burlington, Ontario and have a client with a three car radiant floor heated garage. Sweet.

We are recommending installing Selectile interlocking PVC tiles. This is a garage flooring product that is simply laid over the existing floor and it has a 5 year warranty. The nice thing about this kind of flooring is that if you move, you can take it with you.

Would the radiant floor affect the product (i.e. break down the PVC) or potentially cause other problems?

Before we recommend this product, I want to make sure that the product will hold up over time.

Constance Wrigley-Thomas<p>
Essentient Association Management<p> (formerly Canadian Hydronics Council)


  • jp_2
    jp_2 Member Posts: 1,935
    drive on it?

    do you park cars on it?

    I'd say if you can park a hot car on it in the middle of summer with the garage door open facing south all day, then the heat from a radiant floor should be no problem.
  • You can even park a forklift on it

    I guess I should have also asked, will the benefits of radiant flooring also be realized through a 1/4 inch PVC tile?


  • hr
    hr Member Posts: 6,106
    I'd guess a mere .03 -05

    r-value is being added to the top. Unless it is an open mesh product like some of the sport court materials?

    Check to see what type of temperture control they have on the water supply to the floor. You may have to bump it up a few degrees, to offset that additional r value. Maybe not.

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  • I don't have radiant floors in my garage

    ...but it's one of nicest on the block.

    Here is a picture of my single car garage and a picture of the tile.

    Like hydronics, more and more people are opting in for things that make their house a nicer place to live. Garages are the new frontier, especially up here in Canada.

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