Add Radiant Heat To Your Basement Tile Floor

basement flooringIf you have plans to tile your basement floor, you may want to consider adding some form of radiant heat before laying the tile. This upgrade takes a room into the luxury category, and it is not difficult to do if you are able to add to the plan ahead of the project.

Tile is a perfect choice for laying over a radiant floor heating system because it acts as a thermal storage unit, storing heat and slowly releasing it even when the system is not running. The normally cool tile surface is warm to bare feet and the entire room maintains an even temperature. The type of heating system you choose will affect the installation, so do your homework and discuss your plans with the experts. Once it is installed, this project will add to the value of your home and the comfort of the rooms.

Imagine a beautiful tiled floor in your new basement room, then add a comfortable temperature to your dreams. Often, tile in basements is dismissed as being too cold for a family to use the room without area rugs to insulate the floor, but with radiant floor heat beneath the tile, you get the warmth normally associated with carpets and none of the shampoo/vacuum maintenance and dust-trapping fibers to worry about. Kids can play on a warm floor, sniffles will be lessened since there’s no place for allergens, and spills can be wiped up with ease. It’s great for family playrooms.

Éco Dépôt carries a wide selection of basement tile flooring. Come in to discuss your project with our designers at one of the three Montreal area showrooms and see how you can add both convenience and comfort to your basement floors.