Hard, durable flooring such as natural stone can be a stunning addition to your Columbia home – but come winter, it’s not always the most comfortable. Radiant heating is a luxurious, cozy solution to cold flooring. Floor Coverings International Columbia East has compiled some options for flooring that works best over radiant heating.
Marble Tile Flooring
The only thing more luxurious than marble tile flooring is marble with radiant heating installed underneath. All natural stone works well with radiant heating systems, but marble is a particularly excellent heat conductor. Marble tile flooring will allow you to feel the full benefit of your radiant heating system. Since marble can become very cold during the winter, this is a great way to achieve both luxury and comfort.
Porcelain Tile Flooring
Porcelain conducts heat incredibly well. Choosing to install radiant heating underneath porcelain can be the difference between freezing tiles in the winter and a warm, welcoming flooring that you won’t want to step away from. Porcelain is also very durable and can withstand extreme temperatures.
Granite Tile Flooring
Granite is another natural stone flooring that conducts heat wonderfully. Granite is even more durable and water-resistant than marble, making it ideal for areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, and basements. It’s also just as luxurious and elegant in appearance as marble.
Wood-Look Laminate Flooring
For a budget-friendly option, laminate can replicate the sought-after natural beauty of hardwood. Unlike hardwood, however, laminate won’t warp with heat. It also works better as a wood-look alternative than vinyl, which can discolor or off-gas chemicals when exposed to heat. For hardwood alternatives, laminate is the ideal option to install over radiant heating.
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