Innovative in-floor heating system brings new options for Langley homeowners

Renovating or building new, the system is comfortable, flexible and adaptable

The thermostat-controlled floor heating can easily be zoned to different rooms – choose to heat the whole house or just one or two rooms at a time, and adjust temperatures in different spaces for family members who like their rooms warmer or cooler.

The thermostat-controlled floor heating can easily be zoned to different rooms – choose to heat the whole house or just one or two rooms at a time, and adjust temperatures in different spaces for family members who like their rooms warmer or cooler.

One of the latest innovations in home and commercial flooring is one of the most exciting: a new affordable, efficient under-floor heating that works with everything from luxury vinyl plank to laminate.

In fact, you can even install it beneath flooring materials unsuitable for standard radiant heating, including linoleum and even carpeting, creating cosy-on-the-toes comfort exactly where and when you want it!

“We haven’t seen that technology before, and the heat is so even,” says Stephen Tomes, owner of Langley’s New Trendz Flooring and More. “They use it a lot in Sweden – you can set the temperature and leave, and when you come back, you have nice, even heat, without cold and hot spots.”

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Originating in Germany and South Korea, the thermostat-controlled floor heating can easily be zoned to different rooms – choose to heat the whole house or just one or two rooms at a time, and adjust temperatures in different spaces for family members who like their rooms warmer or cooler.

Sandwiched between the flooring above and the felt layer below, the heat rises, comfortably warming the floor and room.

Sandwiched between the flooring above and the felt layer below, the heat rises, comfortably warming the floor and room.

Because there are no wires or water like a traditional radiant heat, there’s no risk of leaks. Sandwiched between the flooring above and the felt layer below, the heat rises, comfortably warming the floor and room.

Better yet, the in-floor heating can be installed in just a day or two.

Tomes is one of the first in Canada to offer the BC Building Code- and CSA-approved product, so to provide homeowners and contractors with a good look at its possibilities, he has built a display area at the New Trendz showroom, with the product laid beneath several different flooring types.

“We want to thank our flooring partners who donated the flooring to let us fully showcase the new heating system, so people can get a real sense of how it works and what it feels like.

“It’s the first feasible, heating system to go under floors we’ve seen in years,” says Tomes, also a licensed general contractor and owner of Kingsmere Construction who also serves with the Home Inspection Association of BC, and works with the province on the BC Step Code, which supports energy-efficient building practices.

Tomes has two certified installation teams at New Trendz, and also offers training sessions for builders and contractors wanting to become certified to work with the new system.

To learn more about this welcome innovation for Canadian homes and commercial spaces, visit the NewTrendz showroom today at #101 – 20579 Langley Bypass, call them at 604-546-0911 or visit online at newtrendzflooring.com

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