When you have radiant heated flooring, the heat has to come from someplace.
In my home, that heat comes from a boiler that circulates hot water from the boiler to a network of tubes that are situated under the floorboards.
My Wife and I decided to install radiant heated flooring last July when we made some renovations in our home. The construction part of the job actually was very easy and we didn’t run into a single problem. Unfortunately, when we were getting ready to install all of the radiant heated flooring, the tubes were late. There is a large network of tubes situated under the floorboards. These tubes carry warm water and heat to the floor in our home. My wife and I were supposed to receive all of the tubes before construction on the house started, but they were two weeks late. We had to move a lot of things around so we could work with the contractor. My wife and I almost gave up and decided not to install radiant heat in those rooms, but my wife insisted that we wait. She was the one that wanted radiant heat in those rooms in the first place and I didn’t want to disappoint her since we were making all of the renovations at the same time. There was absolutely no way we were ever going to go back and change the flooring after we were done, so waiting was the only way to get it done. Now that the project is done and completed, I’m happy that we decided to wait for the shipment.