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Floorheating: which material for the floor saves warmth at best?

Is it some sort of wood? Or maybe tereacotta?
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Floor heating: is electrical heating better for me? [closed]

We want to lay 40qm of floor heating. It seems to me that electrical heating i.e. thermoelectric elements eadiating warmth is more efficient to install and maintain. Than, say, thin water pipes. ...
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In floor heating GFCI thermostat failure?

Fifteen years ago, a contractor installed Easy Floor heating system under tiles in our lower level. There are four GFCI programmable thermostats wired to 240v service. About five months ago, one of ...
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Damp Proof Membrane on suspended timber floor

I am about to start a project to install underfloor heating on the ground floor of a 1930's built UK house. The downstairs is a suspended wooden joist (50x100mm) construction with about half a metre ...
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Laying underfloor heating on an uninsulated concrete slab

I have a 1970s house, which I am extending/refurbishing. This will include ripping out the existing, 40 year old central heating and moving the boiler location, etc. I was hoping to put in some ...
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Could I use perlite under floor heating foam panels?

Context: I want to install an in-floor water based heating system in an apartment on a higher floor. As such, there are 2 problems: I cannot afford to have 2 layers of screed (because I need ...
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Do I need a plastic foil between floor heating and concrete to lift floor?

My living room will have tiles in the kitchen corner and parquet in the rest of it. There is floor heating everywhere. The builder left a gap between floor heating and wall to allow for expansion. ...
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Help identify a mystery brass part along the water line

What's the function of the brass piece along the water supply line. This is the supply line for a hydronic floor heating system. Something is malfunctioning and one of the possibilities is that I have ...
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Ran out of levelling compound when fitting underfloor heating, what are my options?

Hoping for some advice on the underfloor heating project I was doing. Basically when covering the heating mat in a levelling compound, I completely underestimated the amount of compound needed, and ...
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Is Kerabond T with additive okay for under Ditra Heat?

I'm looking to install porcelain tile over Ditra heat mat in our kitchen. From what I read you need to use a modified thinset for under the ditra mat(over plywood subfloor), and unmodified for over ...
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Venting floor heating

I've had sub-floor heating installed a month ago and I think I have a problem with the air in the installation, because there are some rooms that don't reach the desired temperature. The plumbers ...
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Under-floor heating and sub-floor

I want to replace my existing carpeted living room with a wooden/laminate floor - as part of this project, I was also considering putting under-floor heating in. Currently, the floor consist of ...
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Will Latex screed prevent heat transfer from under floor heating

We're about to have a wet room floor re-laid after the previous installers installed the gully and under floor heating incorrectly. The base floor is wooden joists with cement board on top to provide ...
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What is the max wattage per sqft for heat floor wires?

I am wanting to use electric floor heating as my primary source of heat for a room we are remodeling. My question is can I use more than 15 watts per sqft and still be within national building code ...
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What is the function of this controller and what does different settings do?

I moved into a new house last week and I cant seem to understand what the function of this controller in my fuse box is, it says heating controller on the box but there is no details. Also note that ...
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underfloor heating and mold forming

I'll be moving into a new house soon. The house has underfloor heating (wet system) throughout and have been told i can't put down wooden flooring. wood is an insulator, it will cause condensation ...
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underfloor heating and solid wood floor

Wet system underfloor heating suppliers seem to insist on tiled floors. I want to use solid timber planks, which have a thermal resistance that stops heat passing through easily. With good ...
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How to block baseboard (water heated)?

I live in an apartment complex where my water baseboard heating is 100% controlled by the complex staff. This year has been particularly tough, as it's been very warm since winter started and even ...
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Bedrooms aren't being heated as well after new furnace

When my bedroom doors are closed the room is cold. We replaced our furnace about 5-10 years ago and the repair person said we didn't need as big a unit as we had before and every since then it feels ...
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Can I shorten my in floor heating cable?

Just wiring up an in floor heating thermostat. I have two separate two wires going into my flooring as well as another coming from the panel. I am wondering about the two wires going down to the ...