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Want heated wood floors? No problem!

If you were under the impression that you can't have heated wood floors, think again!

Did you know that you can have heated wood floors? Even if you plan to have laminate or composite flooring, you, too, can enjoy the luxury of in-floor heat.

The STEP Warmfloor electric radiant heating system is perfect for all varieties of wood flooring. Because of its design and thickness, installing an electric in-floor heating system has never been easier, and can be completed by contractors and do-it-yourselfers.
Regardless of your experience level, you should keep in mind a few tips:
  1. As always, follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. The heating elements should be installed perpendicular or crosswise to the direction of the wood floor planking.
  3. If you have access, try to insulate your floor if it is installed over a wood subfloor by putting insulation underneath.  This will also help transfer the heat upward.
  4. Do not pour polyurethanes or other harmful chemicals directly on top of the heating element.  It will ruin the composition of your system.  Instead, apply a thin film or barrier over the element first. 
  5. If installing over the top of a concrete floor, always insulate the floor first.  This will help retain and transfer heat upward, not down through the cold concrete floor.

The elements are self-regulating with a maximum temperature of 82 degrees F, so they won’t ruin your wood floors or start a fire. And your STEP Warmfloor heating system comes with a 20-year warranty, so once it’s installed, you can sit back and enjoy the warmth beneath your feet for years to come.

For more information on wood-floor installation, visit the installation page, and for detailed do-it-yourself instructions, check out our do-it-yourself page.

An illustration showing STEP Warmfloor installations over different subloors.