Parket Boards ans Heated Floors:
Homeowners have become increasingly aware of the benefits of modern underfloor heating over conventional radiator systems.
For heated floors we recommend to use our 14 mm thick (no more than 18mm as any thicker will hinder the efficient performance of the system) either laid as a floating floor, or glued down to the sub-floor. Glued down floors distribute the heat more uniformly.
It is important to remember that the surface temperature of the new hardwood floor must not exceed 27°c (81°f). Higher temperatures can cause cracking of the top layer or excessive gaping between boards. The room thermostats should have a floor probes which will automatically shut of the underfloor heating if the floors get above this temperature
Always ensure that you change the temperature gradually at the start and end of a heating. The maximum variation in temperature should not be more than 5°C within 24 hours.
Assembling The Parquet Over Underfloor Heating.
Preliminary heating of the floor is obligatory if the parquet is laid on heated floors. It is the gradual increase of temperature from 20,00C (68,00F) to 50,00C (122,00F) – by 10,00C (50,00F) a day, and then the maximum temperature is kept for 11 days. On the 16-18 days the temperature should be lowered from 50C (122,00F) to 20C (68,00F) – by 10,00C (50,00F) a day and then the heating system should remain at this temperature until the 23-rd day. Days 23-27 the system should be raised again from 20,00C (68,00F) to 50,00C (122,00F), and days 28-30 – lowered down to 20C (68,00F) again. On the 19-th day of heating one should measure the moisture content of the ground – that shall not exceed the limits stated above.
Please never raise the floor temperature above 27,00C (80,60F). The air temperature in the room may vary between 14,00C (57,20F) and 23C (73,40F).