Radiant Floor Heating is not a new concept. Centuries ago, the Romans forced hot air under the floors of their housing structures. Also, architect Frank Lloyd Wright ran hot water pipes throughout the floors of his many structures back in the 1930s. In fact, this application is so common in Europe that over 50% of all newly constructed buildings are equipped with a radiant floor heating application.
Radiant heating provides whole floor comfort, quiet operation, eliminates drafts and dust problems from forced air and is invisible with no registers or radiators.
TempShield® brand insulation is a great enhancement to any radiant floor heating application. It will keep your feet and floor space comfortable. TempShield® is tough yet pliable, easy to install, is an excellent vapor barrier and increases efficiency in heating.
Use TempShield® to insulate your next snow melt system. Snow melt systems provide for improved safety for patrons walking in ice and snow. Because there is no salting or shoveling, these systems require less maintenance. Pavement will last longer without the use of harsh chemicals to melt the snow and ice. Snow melt systems are used in several applications: driveways, walkways, hospital emergency room entrances, handicap access ramps, parking lots, loading docks, etc.
Method 1: USING Standard Edge Material
This application achieves an R 16.8
Method 2: USING Staple Tab Material
Builder’s Note: Adding 1" of sand over the TempShield® Double Bubble White/Foil will facilitate water drainage and shorten the actual curing time.