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Will Radiant Floor Heat warm carpet or a floating wood floor? How about Laminate?

Will Radiant Floor Heat warm carpet or a floating wood floor? How about Laminate?

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Yes. Install & attach Radiant Floor heat such as, WarmWire or Nuheat Cable to your subfloor and cover with a thin layer of self leveling mortar on top. This will add only slightly more than a quarter inch rise to your floor. The mortar spreads the heat evenly and helps protect the heating wires from sharp objects that might penetrate the floor. This installation is UL Approved. Be wary of systems that install directly under carpet - check for a UL Listing and assess their ability to withstand furniture placement and safety in the event the carpet gets wet by a spill or accident.
We know of one manufacturer of a wire for directly under carpet; but we will not sell it. We simply do NOT believe it is safe. It has a short warranty and is made offshore. What happens if you put a heavy piece of furniture right on a wire with this wire? We'll stick with our quality products that get encased in a thin layer of mortar for YOUR protection.

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