Construction Management Department
BS in Construction Management
Radiant flooring has gained traction in recent years becoming very common in residential construction, especially in custom homes. There are different types of radiant flooring that has been deployed into the construction of residential homes, but not all of them have been effective. Currently, radiant flooring must be installed either during construction of a new home, or requires the removal of existing flooring in order to place radiant components below and then reinstall the flooring. Not only does it require the removal of flooring, it is also quite expensive to purchase and install. This paper looks into whether or not a radiant component can be applied to batt flooring insulation to provide the same effect as radiant flooring that is placed under a particular flooring type in a home. This could reduce the amount of work needed to install a radiant flooring system to a home and integrate it with a building material that is necessary for a home without a slab on grade foundation.