In southwest Michigan, there is a small town that is recognized as Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation, namely, Buchanan, Michigan. Buchanan is also named after the 15th President of the United States- James Buchanon. Now, President Buchanan did not enjoy radiant floor heating, (at least as far as we know), but residents today in Buchanan Michigan certainly are. In-floor heat is a must in Buchanan, with those cool breezes in the summer and freezing winds in the winter which come off of Lake Michigan. Radiant Floor Heating provides warmth and heat on the chilly days, and soothing, luxurious comfort on the warmer days. Speaking of all those trees in Tree City USA – did you know that radiant floor heating does great under wood floors?!
"Our ThermoFloor floor warming mat is easy to install under wood floors or laminates," says Russ Dunn, Vice President of Marketing at ThermoSoft. "Simply lay out the pre-cut radiant floor heating system and install your wood or laminate floor. There is no need for messy thin set or any other type of cement. It is a very clean process!" Nail down wood floors are a little trickier, in terms of installing radiant heat flooring, as you need to space your mats and your boards correctly, or you can simply use the ThermoTile underfloor heating system with thinset cement and install "sleepers" which you can nail your floor into. After the sleepers are installed, you then put your thin set cement down level with the sleepers and you are ready to nail down your flooring. "Be careful where you put the nails," warned Russ, "and you should be fine!"