When you hear about radiant heating what do you picture? Many people think of pipes beneath the surface, carrying hot water or some other fluid. While it is true that hydronic systems may be used for floor warming and snow melting, another tried and true method is electrical radiant heating. Electric radiant heating utilizes electrical
“What type of floor covering can I use with radiant heat?” This is a fairly common question and in most cases, it is the wrong question. At Warmquest, we don’t believe that your flooring choice should be limited by your radiant heating system. The right question should be, “what type of flooring do I want?”
As winter approaches it is time to finish up most construction and renovation. However if you are thinking about adding radiant heat, whether for snow melting, floor warming, or roof deicing, you may have time yet. Mother nature can limit installation of Warmquest’s products, but it’s not as bad as you might think. Read on
Installing heated floor systems is easier than ever. With a variety of systems from mats and meshes to free flowing cables of every size, the options for installation can feel overwhelming. Free-flowing cables provide additional flexibility when working in tight or tricky spaces. When installing free-flowing cable systems it is important to anchor the cable to the subfloor. Let’s take a look at a few of the more common ones.
Bamboo flooring materials have become quite popular in recent years. This trendy floor covering is similar in many ways to hardwood, but is actually a grass with its own unique look and care requirements. Bamboo’s popularity is due in part to the increased emphasis on using renewable and natural products in construction. Bamboo is notably
Radiant heat can create some cozy spaces for friends and family, but also for your four-legged friends. From indoor spaces to outdoor enclosures, we thought we’d take a look at how radiant heat can benefit your family pet. Outdoor Spaces: Over the years, we have worked on several outdoor pet enclosures. A common application is
One of the selling points for our electric radiant heating systems is their longevity. In many cases, our low voltage systems will outlast your floor or roof! Today we thought we’d take a look at what precautions you can take while replacing your floor or roof covering with our products underneath. ZMesh ZMesh is a
Myth #1: Wood Floors Cannot be Heated A popular misconception is that hardwood floors are impossible to heat. Beliefs that the wood will dry out, crack or warp when heat is applied are common. Fortunately, these concerns are all easily mitigated by proper installation of both the hardwood floor and the radiant heating system. When
Warmquest offers several floor heating products, with varied strengths and applications. Our experts can help you put together the best system for your needs, but we have created this flowchart to get you started. For more on information on heating various flooring materials, visit our Heated Floors page.
There are nearly 2 weeks left of summer but that hasn’t stopped advertisers like Kmart from launching holiday commercials. While it may feel a bit early to kick off holiday shopping, winter weather will be here before we know it.
Before the snow and ice come it’s a good idea to prepare your home for winter and wrap up any ongoing projects. We’ve put together some things to check for and consider.