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Old 03-15-2011, 08:56 PM   #1
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Any carpeting contractors here that can advise on the best carpet types and padding to use with radiant floor heat? Floors are currently plywood with the heat tubes (Pex) running between the floor joists. Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:56 PM   #2
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Any carpeting contractors here that can advise on the best carpet types and padding to use with radiant floor heat? Floors are currently plywood with the heat tubes (Pex) running between the floor joists. Thanks in advance!
No real concerns if u follow these steps......make sure unlike tile that the heating is on when u install.....secondly make sure the carpet is climatized at least a couple hours before seaming or stretching...third maake sure u power stretch over floor heat every time... as far as type of carpet or pad med. End or better is always best in any install....always push that in my jobs ...hope this helps

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We heard that the padding must be a certain type so as to allow the heat to pass thru it... true? I was planning on sculptured or a berber. Will that work? Thanks!
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We heard that the padding must be a certain type so as to allow the heat to pass thru it... true? I was planning on sculptured or a berber. Will that work? Thanks!
I'm pretty sure that most padding would be adequate check with the salesperson or manufacturers recomendations......berber or sculpture would be fine! Climatizing it over the heated floor is key because u want to stretch at a temp that is gonna be consistant
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I'm pretty sure that most padding would be adequate check with the salesperson or manufacturers recomendations......berber or sculpture would be fine! Climatizing it over the heated floor is key because u want to stretch at a temp that is gonna be consistant
Go online toCRI/carpet and rug institute it should tell you everything there
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Go online toCRI/carpet and rug institute it should tell you everything there
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