I’ve been installing radiant floors around New York state for about ten years. From the very beginning, I heard horror stories about hardwood floors shrinking, heaving, cracking, and swelling — all blamed on radiant heating. I wondered how all these problems could be caused by exposing the wood to such low, even temperatures?
From the outset, I wanted to make radiant floor heat a viable option for anyone who wanted it, and I knew that many clients would choose hardwood as their finish floor surface. I was determined to solve the hardwood dilemma.
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