BOEN hardwood floors and underfloor heating? No problem! Read here why...
Parquet and underfloor heating?
BOEN hardwood ﬂooring is an ideal ﬂoor covering for placing on top of under-ﬂoor heating systems. It looks attractive and has favourable thermal resistance properties.
A well-functioning under-ﬂoor heating system, hot water or electrical, results in ideal thermal distribution throughout the area to be heated, giving maximum comfort. It is therefore necessary for the ﬂoor- covering to have good thermal conductivity, i.e. low resistance to heat transmission.
There are many different types of under-floor heating systems available, e.g. electric cable, hot water pipes and low voltage foils, the majority of which can be used together with BOEN hardwood ﬂooring.
For concrete screeded ﬂoors, BOENs 14mm (for glue-down or ﬂoating) or 10mm Prestige (for glue-down only) should be used. Pipes and cables must be covered with a min. of 30mm concrete. This process must be carried out by professionals.
Major requirements concerning concrete screed
The screed must be laid according to contractual specifications and Planning Authority requirements. When overlaying screed, moisture must not exceed 1.5% CM or max. 90ºRH when the hardwood flooring is laid. Ideally the screed will have been laid at least 4 weeks prior to the heating system is being used. The first time the heating system is used it should be run at 2/3 output for at least 2 weeks so that escaping moisture can evaporate without causing damage and the screed can dry and attain its final moisture content. 1 week before the hardwood flooring is laid the heating should be reduced to approx. 18ºC/64ºF.
Laying BOEN hardwood flooring
If the heated under-floor is a concrete screed the waterpipes must be covered by 30mm reinforced concrete/levelling screed, and should be covered with a layer of suitable non thermal resistant underlay.
BOEN sports floors have special requirements, please contact BOEN Bruk AS.
Before laying commences refer to BOEN’s installation instructions for floating floors which provide specific details of site requirements.
Preference should be given to fully adhering the boards directly to the subfloor.
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