Radiant heating under carpet flooring: Is it possible?

Radiant heating under carpet flooring: Is it possible?

When you're shopping for new floors and want to do something different, choosing radiant heating may be a good thing. Radiant heating is a system that can supply heat directly to the floor.

Radiant heating is a good choice for the winter, and if you live in an area that gets particularly cold during the winter, it may be a good choice for you. Radiant heating can be put under different flooring, including carpet.

What are some considerations?

When you're opting to put radiant heating under your carpets, there are a few things to remember. First, if you choose a professional flooring company, they can help answer your questions.

One main thing to consider would be the thickness of your carpet. If you choose a thick shag carpet, it may not effectively transfer or retain heat to the room you want it in.

Choosing a low-pile carpet can help you feel the radiant heat through the carpets. In addition, carpets usually have a backing that helps with insulation and heat retention, with hessian backing working better for heat transfer.

Depending on your choice of flooring company, many different carpets will pair well with radiant heating systems. Choosing a thinner carpet is also good but keep the thickness specs in mind.

Where to go for carpeting

Here at Marra Flooring & Design, we strive to have an unbeatable supply and service. We have been in business since 1994 and look forward to helping you with your next project.

Our flooring store is located in Ashland, MA
. In addition to providing service to Holliston and Hopkinton, we also service Northern Connecticut and Southern New Hampshire.