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Can cork or bamboo flooring be used over a radiant flooring system? Find out the answer on @GreenHomeGuide’s Ask a Pro

From my experience, radiant heat would not affect the cork product. There are a few vendors that actually encourage using the cork with radiant heated flooring for two reasons: as a testament to the durability of the cork and the cork helps incubate the heat in an effort to boost the energy efficiency of the cork. Prior to purchase and installation, I would advise inquiring with vendor about the durability of the cork with respect to the radiant heat and read as much information on the flooring or more products & its performance with cork. The perception in radiant flooring sometimes is that radiant heat is a fast response heating system but it is based on steady radiation from a thermal mass, which is the tubes. Always protect the cork or look into a product that can withstand wetness of a drop zone or mud room in your homes. Weatherization is always a keen consideration ...

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