Wood could be overdried by floor heating and will shrink- warp.
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Agreed. I mentioned that in the original post. There will be some areas of tile, I wonder if just doing those would help since they're tile.
The places I've seen with floor heating are usually polished concrete or tile. Wood is definitely not a good option for underfloor heating, double bad because there is no thermal mass below.
We're going to use the spray foam type insulation for this room. Hopefully that makes a difference. I want the bumpout because it improves the flow of the space, but I don't want to risk cold spots.
In the same way that a lot of people are albinos, yes that is true.
Anyway, additionally, I would never, ever consider underfloor heating under a wood floor. Expansion/contraction/warp risk is high enough without major heat gradients.
Wood floor does introduce risk. Otherwise, radiant floor heating with a boiler is the same basic system as using radiators. It may not be common where you live, but it's widely used in many places that don't need AC.
They do spray insulation under the tubing and recommend hardwood with narrower planks to avoid expansion problems, but they don't seem to think it is a big deal.
Nobody's comments on the topic were location specific, including mine:
Stop derailing the thread with illiteracy.
The company came to start work on our full house repipe today. At lunch time I get a call about some minor tile I knew they would have to remove and the words "we are still tracking all the pipes before cutting anything." Around 3pm I get a call from the company's office stating the person is on their way for a house visit. I thought it was odd and ask what for. Turns out the plumber had to call an HVAC tech to come. Got a word late today that a 2-3 day job will take 6.
I am not mad, I am paying 1 price and am pushing for a cash payment discount.
The old man who built my house in 1959 was a damn good engineer which usually causes issues for repairs....