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Can I Install the DITRA-HEAT Membrane Under Wood or Laminate flooring?

Can I Install the DITRA-HEAT Membrane Under Wood or Laminate flooring?

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No, the DITRA-HEAT Membrane is designed specifically to provide uncoupling, vapor management, and support for tile and stone flooring. It is not designed to be installed under wood, laminate, cork or vinyl flooring and would provide no advantage under such flooring types to traditional heating mat and cable installations.

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  • sharie smith
    Author: sharie smith Posted: September 17, 2016

    The new Engage LVT(Luxury Vinyl wood lookPlank) Flooring says it can be heated. Your article says it can only be on tile and stone.

    Can your product be used for this> May flooring store checked and is planning to use it under my new bathroom floor with the Engage LVT.

    • Jacquelyn Sutterman
      Author: Jacquelyn Sutterman Posted: September 19, 2016

      Hi Sharie,

      The DITRA-HEAT floor heating system is designed for use under tile and stone flooring only. However, we have a number of other products that can be used under LVT.
      Please give us a call so we can discuss your options and get you the best system for your application: 866-558-3369.

      Warm Regards,
      Jacquelyn

  • LG Smith
    Author: LG Smith Posted: September 28, 2016

    do you have a product that is suitable to install under 3/4 inch solid oak flooring?

    • Jacquelyn Sutterman
      Author: Jacquelyn Sutterman Posted: September 28, 2016

      Hi LG,

      Our SunTouch and Nuheat heating systems can be installed under hardwood flooring if the wood is glued or floated, but at this time there is no product that can go under a nailed-down hardwood floor.

      See page 18 of the attached manual to learn more about installing floor heat under non-stone floor coverings.

      The process is the same for both mat and cables systems manufactured by SunTouch and Nuheat.

      Warm Regards,
      The Warm Your Floor Team

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