The Comfort of Radiant Floor Heating

radiant floor heating

Bare feet feel utterly pampered in a bathroom with radiant floor heating.

The best kind of heating is the kind that you don’t even know is there. Radiant floor heating can add an extra level of comfort to your bathroom. Rather than providing your bathroom with extra heat via a noisy and distracting floor heater, you can heat your bathroom effortlessly with radiant heat for a spa-like experience. There are so many ways that radiant heat can make your bathroom and extra-special private oasis.

What Are My Radiant Floor Heating Options?

Radiant floor heating comes in two common types: electric and hot water, or hydronic. An electrical system uses zigzagging loops of insulated resistance wire and are great for retrofitting an existing bathroom. Hydronic floor heating systems, while more costly, are more popular and effective. This system uses flexible tubes that circulate hot water from a water heater. Hydronic floor heating has a higher installation cost than an electrical floor heating system, but it has a lower overall monthly cost to run. If you have a larger bathroom, a hydronic floor heating system may be the right choice for you. Either way, a radiant floor heating system of any kind is a great way of increase your levels of comfort!

What Are the Benefits of Radiant Floor Heating?

With traditional heating, heat comes from a radiator or heat vents. This type of heating pushes heat to the top of the room, which then drops as it cools. This creates stratified heat within a room. Because heat rises, you experience warmth around your head but a chill around your toes as the heat cools and drops. With radiant floor heating, the heat comes directly from underneath you. Rather than blocking the heat, your bathroom floor absorbs the thermal radiation from the floor heating tubes and transmits it radiantly. This means that the focus is on heating the lower part of the room where people are, rather than trying to heat the whole room. The result is an invisible comfort that leaves your whole body feeling cozy and warm!


Since 1993, Elite Kitchens has been the premiere remodeling company for the DC Metro area. We’re your source for quality, brand-name European cabinetry, including the highly-rated Leicht brand cabinetry. We can help you every step of the way, with trained, in-house designers to high-class cabinetry to experienced installers. We take strides to maintain our excellent reputation by putting an emphasis on the quality of our products and the care of our services for each and every client. This is why we’re a “word of mouth” company. No advertisements, no frills, just old-fashioned, quality craftsmanship. That’s what makes us “The Recommended Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeler”!

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