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03-07-2007, 08:53 AM
Hey do you guys know of a good hardwood flooring forum?



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Dave Taylor
03-07-2007, 09:01 AM

But right now they are in a "Message Forum" repair mode... swattin' spammers.

03-07-2007, 09:08 AM
Tom, ask your questions, i've done a lot of floors. Solid and engineered (sp?).

03-07-2007, 11:31 AM
Yeah, we got a lot of flooring guys on-board here Tom.


03-07-2007, 03:37 PM
Thanks for the offers guys. I'm just looking to read about others experiences. I've got about 2000 sq ft of engineered locking (ie floating) to install over a radiant heat concrete floor.

So just looking to get some input from other frustrated folks before I become one of the frustrated. lol.


03-07-2007, 05:19 PM
Wood is more forgiving than tile IMO. A couple of questions to get you started.
1 What type of flooring, lock and thickness?
2 Where is the floor going? Kitchen,LR,FR? More than one are?
3 What type of floor, subfloor, underlayment, etc?

Also a few things to take note of early.
1 Room dimensions, doorways, closets, stairways, etc.
2 Check measurements, your room is NOT square.
3 Let all wood acclamate, even engineered, at least a few days.
*your floor will not "move" as much as solid wood*
4 Will you have to "adjust" the baseboard in adjoining rooms, hallways, etc.
5 You will need transition peices.

A Picture is worth a thousand opinions. Randy.

03-07-2007, 07:00 PM
Ask away what brand what type. I have alot fo wood under my belt. as well as a few certifed tickets for floors.

03-07-2007, 08:24 PM
No hijacking...but, can you pro's also provide your favorite and high quality/value wood floor brands?

Looking at the same project.

03-07-2007, 11:59 PM
Preverco hardwood.

03-08-2007, 04:03 AM
Anytime you put wood over radiant heat it's a bit of a gamble. Some of the issues are:
Humidity released by the heating system during start-up.
Level of heat generated by the system. (can I bake my floor?)
Is this my primary means of heating the room?

When wood dries out, among other things it shrinks, face checks, bows, cups. You say you are using this as a floating application over concrete. The floor you have chosen should be as good as any with radiant heat.
My recomendations: Use a good poly foam underlayment that will reduce the amount of moisture that will get into the wood. Make sure to leave a gap around the room of at least 1/4". Be aware that during start up season ..... go slow. Don't just crank up the heat. As long as you know the pitfalls before hand and take some precautions it should work OK.