Warmboard – the pitchFeb 17th, 2009 | By builder | Category: News
“Warmboard combines a structural subfloor and a thermodynamically sophisticated radiant panel into one simple component of your radiant heating system.” (www.warmboard.com)
One advantage of the Warmboard product is due to the high conductivity and low thermal mass of the aluminum which allows it to better respond to an increase or decrease in temperature. As each 4’ by 8’ sheet is covered with aluminum it allows the heat to be spread very efficiently and evenly while using the lowest water temperatures necessary for operation in the industry.
Given that each sheet of Warmboard is a 1-1/8″ thick, 4′ X 8′ sheet of tongue and grooved plywood it is used as a subfloor, instead of being installed on top of your subfloor. Being both a subfloor and radiant panel, it reduces the time it would take to install both products separately. The thickness of the product also allows for greater spacing between joists which can help to reduce costs while maintaining the structural strength of the sub-floor. Which can also reduce material and installation costs.
The simplicity of the system can be seen in the modular pattern of channels which allows for an infinite variety of tubing layouts while not requiring any specialized tools for installation.
Well, that is the hype of the product, and one we will be reviewing in a future post.