I decided to test out heated flooring before I got my whole house installed with it.
I am in the process of redoing the floors in my house.
I am ripping up all the carpet and tile and replacing it with hardwood. It makes sense that during this process to install the heater under the floorboards. My gas furnace is about to die anyway. I can rip out the gas heater and just rely on heated flooring. However, I wanted to know if I would like radiant heating before I committed to it. I made the mistake though of picking the wrong room to test of radiant heat. I got the heated flooring installed in the kitchen first. Having heated flooring in the kitchen is not great. I cook with the burners and stove everyday. The heat from that machine is quite a bit. Combine this with radiant heating and I am a sweaty beast. My feet are so slick with sweat that I feel like I could fall on the floor as well. It is not the fault of the radiant heater. I just like cooking with hot tools. But, now I need to make a decision. Do I install heated flooring in another room or just put hardwood over top and figure on a new furnace? I don’t want to install more heated flooring if I will end up not liking it. But, I am not sure that I don’t like it. I know that cooking with radiant heating is not pleasant. But maybe I would like warm feet in the living room or bathroom.