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Engineered wood floor over ufh with a hotspot

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by samtheplan, 12 Apr 2013.

  1. samtheplan

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    Hi

    I have an extension with wet underfloor heating. I am currently running up the ufh in preparation but have a hotspot where all the heating pipes convergence into the manifold.

    The majority of the floor is at 25 -26 degrees but the hotspot is around 30-32degrees.

    I know the rules about having a max temp of 29 degrees so how can I get around this.

    Is this an absolute rule? Can it be bent or will the floor suffer. Is there some sort of very thin insulation layer I can isolate the spot with? Am I going to have to turn the flow temp down and maybe have a cold house?

    Any ideas comment welcome.

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    How "large" is this hot-spot?
     
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    The hotspot is approx 50cm x 20cm within a meter wide corridor that is approx 2m long before opening up into a larger room. It was almost impossible to avoid bunching the pipes at this point. The boards will run length ways from the room into the corridor. If there was a door frame I would break the floor and just fit it as if there was a problem it would only be a 2m area of problem. As it links through I'm a bit worried

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    It also depends on the quality of your wood-engineered boards, especially the quality bonding between top-layer and backing.
    For instance, these products are highly suitable for UFH and could tackle the hot-spot - as long as you treat your UFH normally and don't exceed the maximum temperature on other places than your hot-spot
     
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