Is Warmboard structural?
Warmboard-S is a structural, tongue and groove hydronic radiant subfloor panel made from 7-ply plywood with a conductive .
How thick are Warmboard panels?
Warmboard-S is a structural radiant panel that is 1 1/8″ thick, made of Douglas Fir 7 ply plywood, and is sold in full-faced tongue and groove 4′ x 8′ sheets. Warmboard-R is a radiant panel that is 13/16″ thick, made of aspen and pine-oriented strand board (OSB) and is sold in square edged 2’x 4′ panels.
Can you put carpet over Warmboard?
With over 25 million square feet installed around the world, Warmboard has a proven track record of success when used with hardwood, tile, stone, carpet or any other type of finished floor.
Can Warmboard be used as subfloor?
Installation Information Generally, new construction and new additions will use Warmboard-S, benefitting from its dual function as a structural subfloor.
Is EcoWarm structural?
Non-structural EcoWarm PLUS™ is designed specifically for subfloor applications. EcoWarm PLUS™ is constructed of a dense composite wood board covered with aluminum that spreads the heat evenly and quickly from the hydronic tubing.
How thick is a radiant floor?
The industry standard for radiant heat tubing is 5/8” Pex tubing (O.D. of approx ¾”), therefore a 1-1/2” thick Gypsum Concrete topping is most typical.
Can you install Warmboard over concrete?
Warmboard–R is typically installed over concrete or subfloor, though is also used in walls and ceilings. Non-aluminum filler panels are also available. Warmboard panels are but one component in a complete radiant system.
Is staple up radiant heat efficient?
In staple-up applications we can get about 35 btu/hour/sq ft whereas suspended slabs we can get up to 40 btu/hour/sq ft. Keep in mind, however, that the average heat loss in a new home is around 20 btu/hr/sq ft so this advantage may not come in to play for most installations. No need for aluminum heat transfer plates.