How to lay solid wood flooring over underfloor heating

Today, more and more people are choosing underfloor heating to make the most of modern and contemporary living. So how does laying solid wood flooring over underfloor heating work? In this blog post, we would like to explain exactly what we mean and convince you of the many benefits. Both home builders and renovators swear by the comfortable climate and energy-saving operation of this combination.

The installation of solid wood floorboards in combination with underfloor heating requires special attention and careful planning. This can be achieved in a number of ways, including full-surface gluing, floating installation or the use of dry construction.

Full-surface gluing of the solid wood planks on the underfloor heating

Full-surface gluing is the most stable method for installing solid wood flooring on underfloor heating. Each individual solid wood plank is glued to the subfloor with a special adhesive. This creates a strong bond between the boards and the floor, ensuring optimum heat transfer.

However, the method requires specialist knowledge and if you are unsure, installation should be carried out by an experienced craftsman.

Floating installation of solid wood planks on underfloor heating

Floating installation on underfloor heating has many advantages. With this type of installation, the individual solid wood planks are not screwed or glued to the subfloor, but are laid floating on the subfloor using stainless steel installation clips.

On the plus side, the floor is easy to remove and renovate. If a repair or renovation is required, the boards can be easily removed and replaced without the need for major disturbance to the floor. This allows flexible use of space and longer floor life.

The combination of underfloor heating dry construction with solid wood floorboards is an ideal system solution for renovations and new builds

The use of dry construction elements in combination with underfloor heating offers a number of advantages. A variety of installation methods are available, including full-surface gluing, screwing to structural timbers or floating installation with clips.

A major benefit of this combination is that no moisture is carried into the interior of the building. This means that the rooms can be used immediately after installation. This solution also offers a high degree of flexibility in terms of substrates, as it can also be realised with very low installation heights.

The combination of underfloor heating dry construction elements with solid wood floorboards proves to be the ideal system solution for both renovation projects and new builds. This provides a comfortable living environment.

Which types of wood are suitable for laying on top of underfloor heating?

For installation on underfloor heating systems, FEEL WOOD recommends the following types of solid wood flooring:

All in all, installing solid wood flooring combined with underfloor heating offers an attractive option for creating natural, durable floors that also provide a cosy warmth. The different ways of installing allow the system to be adapted to suit individual requirements. However, it is always advisable to get professional advice and have the work done by an experienced craftsman to avoid any potential problems.

Discover the many possibilities and let us help. We look forward to helping you create your dream floor. Let us inspire you. Contact us for personal advice.

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