Hardwood Flooring R Value
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27 Sep 2008 07:43 AM
Does anyone have or know where I can find a R value chart for different types of flooring. I am looking at hardwood flooring for over electric radiant flooring.
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27 Sep 2008 12:38 PM
Species
R values
3/4 inch Thick
R values
3/8 inch Thick
 
 
         

Ash

0.90
0.45
 
 
Beech
0.72
0.36
 
 
Cherry
0.90
0.45
 
 
Hickory
0.66
0.33
 
 
Maple
0.90
0.45
 
 
Red Oak
0.78
0.39
 
 
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08 Dec 2009 11:58 PM
Where was I when you posted this more than a year ago? Darn. Anyways, in case you find yourself needing hardwood information like those first-rate hardwood floor installation in NJ, you can ask me.
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07 Apr 2011 10:38 PM
howdy,

nice list. well, that's a much better way to put it. nice insights regarding the matter, works well in clientele explanation and information resource option.
Before beginning a hardwood floor installation project, it is a good idea to assemble all of the tools required to complete the project. The necessary hardwood floor installation tools will depend on the type of floors being installed. For nail-down hardwood floors, the basic tools required include a staple gun, vapor barrier paper, hammer, chalk line, tape measure, pry bar and pneumatic tools such as an air compressor and hose, a nail gun, mallet and staples. If the manufacturer's instructions involve gluing the floorboards, the recommended glue will also be required. The list of tools may vary, but the instructions provided by the manufacturer should include a complete list of the tools required to complete the project.
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26 Apr 2011 06:19 PM
So if you were doing a radiant floor heating project (full house - multi-floor) would you want to use a higher or lower R-value flooring?  IE, does the R-value of the floor prevent heat transfer, or does the density of the material actually transfer the heat better?  Oh, and since we are on this topic, do you have any other information about different flooring types - what you recommend or don't recommend generally?

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26 Apr 2011 07:46 PM
Lower R values and thinner covering will transfer heat better, but the efficiency of electric won't change. You might consider hydronic over electric - lots more flexibility.
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26 Apr 2011 09:22 PM
Lower value R for flooring. Remember R value is the resistance to heat flow and is defined as the reciprocal of a heat transfer coefficient ( U=1/R)
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