Radiant Floor Heating
RADIANT FLOOR APPLICATIONS
Radiant Floor Heating is not a new concept. Centuries ago the Romans forced hot air under the floors of their housing structures. Also architect Frank Lloyd Wright ran hot water pipes throughout the floors of his many structures back in the 1930’s. In fact, this application is so common in Europe over 50% of all newly constructed buildings are equipped with a radiant floor heating application.
Radiant heating provides whole floor comfort, quiet operation, eliminates drafts and dust problems from forced air and is invisible (no registers or radiators.)
TempShield™ is a great enhancement to any radiant floor heating application. It reflects 97% of the radiant energy striking its surface – keeping your feet and floor space comfortable.TempShield™ is tough yet pliable, easy to install, radiates heat in desired direction, is an excellent vapor barrier and increases efficiency in heating.
- Under or Between Wood Joists
- In Concrete Floors
- Over Wood or Existing Floor
- In a Subfloor
Under or Between Wood Joists
Method 1: USING Standard Edge Material
- Unroll and staple Tempshield™ under floor joists.
- Seal the joints and outer edges with tape.
Method 2: USING Staple Tab Material
- Using Tempshield™, install the insulation between the floor joists. Allow 4” – 6” below the heating coils or as recommended by manufacturer instruction.
- Staple into joists as shown in illustration.
- Seal ends using tape.
In a Concrete Floor
Builder’s Note: Adding 1” of sand over the Tempshield™ Concrete Pad will facilitate water drainage and shorten the actual curing time.
Over Wood Floor
- Unroll Tempshield™ Concrete Pad over wood floor with material to be flush with walls. Install with white side facing up.
- Butt the seams.
- Seal the seams with 2” wide poly tape. All tape should be applied using a flat edge taping tool to assure good adhesion.
- Install radiant heating then pour concrete over the white poly as usual.
In a Sub-Floor
- Unroll Tempshield™ Concrete Pad over existing wood floor with aluminum side facing up (white poly side down.) Cut material to be flush with walls.
- Butt the seams.
- Seal the seams with 2” wide foil tape. All tape should be applied using a flat edge taping tool to assure good adhesion.
- Install sleepers.
- Install floor.