Yes, engineered wood floors are one of the most compatible with radiant (underfloor) heating. It has a construction that makes it stable, especially with changes in temperatures. Engineered wood often holds up better with radiant heat than other heating sources, such as HVAC units or bulky radiators. We're known for our superior hardwood installations and repair, so consider us your source when shopping for wood floors in Canton, MI.
Is engineered flooring the same as solid hardwood?
The only difference, which makes a huge impact, is construction. Solid is one thickness throughout, but engineered is layered. At the top is your species-of-choice, giving it beautiful undertones and unique characteristics such as knots, raised grains, and swirls. Underneath are three or more genuine wood layers combined with a little resin and placed in a crosswise position. This makes it stable, needing no acclimation and with an increased ability to handle water. As a result, it can be placed in some higher-than-normal moisture areas, such as basements.
What's the benefit of radiant heating?
It's more energy-efficient, resulting in reduced heating bills. Floor heaters warm a room from the ground up, so it's more targeted than central heating or just sending heat through a few vents. Heat can escape through windows, doors, and even window air conditioners, creating drafts and cold spots. It's also quiet with a consistent air heat temperature, so even large rooms with high ceilings will be warm. Since your feet will be cozy, your entire body will feel comfortable.
Avita Carpet & Flooring is a family-owned-and-operated company with a fully-stocked inventory of flooring products and services that include a range from kitchen and bath remodel to rug binding and, of course, our quality installations. Come into our showroom in Westland, MI, for information and a free quote on your engineered wood flooring project. We serve customers in Westland, Wayne, Livonia, Taylor, Romulus, Canton, Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, Garden City, and Inkster.