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Underfloor Heating and Solid Wood Floors

Solid wood floors present the greatest challenges where underfloor heating is concerned but this does not mean that they need to be ruled out altogether.

Wooden floors and particularly solid wood floors will expand when they absorb moisture, typically this occurs during the summer months when windows are open and central heating systems are turned off. Conversely, they will contract, during the winter when heating is on and the wood loses its moisture, gradually making it dry out.

This process never stops and cannot be halted. Underfloor heating will exacerbate this effect because it is in direct contact with the floor. For this reason, we usually recommend an engineered wood if it is to be installed over underfloor heating.

However, if it is a requirement to lay a solid wood floor over underfloor heating, the following measures will help to minimise any adverse effects: