Radiant Heat Installation of Hardwood Flooring

We get a lot of questions about the installation of hardwood flooring over radiant heat systems. There's some great information from the NWFA, National Wood Flooring Association.

Please see the following link for information on Radiant Heat Flooring, portions of this document are re-printed with the permission of the NWFA. Click for more info >>

Here's a List of some of the Best Solid Wood Species for use over Radiant Heat

  • Santos Mahogany
  • Australian Cypress
  • Palo Rosa
  • Quartersawn Brazilian Cherry
  • Quartersawn Red Oak
  • Quartersawn White Oak
  • Ipe, Brazilian Walnut
  • Purpleheart

We do not recommend any width over 3" and 2-1/4" width material is preferred in solid flooring. In engineered flooring, please refer to the specifications and warranty from the manufacturer.