Flooring Question

How to avoid wooden floor getting cold

Hi all, I am living in a ground floor flat. Unfortunately, I had replaced my old carpet floor with wooden floor. I placed underlay in between my wooden and concrete floor which might be the cheapest one bought from Wickes (didn't remember the thickness of the underlay).

After a month, walking on the floor feels like walking on the ice, even in sunny days. I feel that my floor is colder than the footpaths and pavements on the road.

Can anyone help me out what i can do to make it warm floor? I have a kid and he gets wheezing problems quite often. Currently we are all wearing shoes and pieces of carpet in the walkway.

2 Answers

what type of underlay/mositure barrier did you use ? go for the thicker green ones around 6 mm..give a nice feeling and insulates from concrete..

Answered 3rd May 2013

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Member since 1 Sep 2011

if you really want to keep your wooden floor then the only option would be to install electric underfloor heating, this would involve lifting the floor + installing the heating element insulation board( normally 6mm) and re-laying the floor, hope this helps, regards Terry.

Answered 3rd May 2013

tm property services

Member since 9 Mar 2011

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