All About Concrete Underfloor Heating

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There are two types of floor heating: electric and hydronic. Hydronic heating is used in larger spaces, while electric heating is typically used in smaller spaces, as it runs on electricity. In both methods, the heating element is placed in concrete, and then a thin layer of concrete is poured on top of it. After the concrete cures, we can add additional flooring or polish the concrete for you. When you are ready for concrete underfloor heating added to your building in the Rugby, ND area, call Frueh Construction at (701) 693-5765.

Electric Underfloor Heating

For electric underfloor heating, we first pour concrete. Once it starts to set, we place the in-slab cable system. We then pour a thin layer of concrete over it and allow it to fully cure. This heating method is great for places like the kitchen or the bathroom. It is directly connected to your electrical system. If you want to add carpet or tile on top of the concrete, it should not be over one inch tall. Otherwise, it will prevent you from feeling the benefits of underfloor heating.

Hydronic Underfloor Heating

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Hydronic heating is slightly different from electric heating. After we pour the initial layer of concrete, we place wire mesh and PEX tubing into the concrete, attaching it to the first layer of concrete. After this, we pour a thin top layer of concrete. This type of heating system is used in larger areas, such as an entire building or a garage. A hydronic system heats by using heated water that runs through tubing.

Using a traditional heater can be uneven and leave cold spots. Most of the heat goes to the ceiling before it reaches anywhere else. A hydronic system radiates heat from the floor, where it rises evenly, keeping the area consistently warm.

Regardless of the type of concrete floor heating system you choose, the experts at Frueh Construction will ensure the job is done right. Combining their skill with unwavering customer service is what sets the Frueh team head and shoulders above the rest.

Contact Us

If you are ready to be warm year-round and would like to have concrete underfloor heating in your Rugby, ND region building, give Frueh Construction a call today. We will discuss where you want to place the heated floor, as well as what finish you would like. We will ensure you get what you want and need. Contact us at (701) 693-5765.