Radiant Heat Floors

When we built the new house, we installed radiant heat. The hu-dad wanted to be able to walk across floors bare-footed in the winter. We think warm floors are a good idea, too.

toasty floors

Cheoah is taking advantage of toasty floors on a winter morning.


Hey, until the sun warms the yard up, this is perfect.

tile floors

Even “cold” tile floors are nice and warm to the touch.

evenly warmed

Notice that Cheoah is careful to flip sides so that she stays evenly warmed.

Since we do not need air conditioning (it rarely hits 80F where we live), we knew we did not need duct work in the house. That led us to installing radiant heat, a system of water lines running underneath the floors. The water is heated in a boiler – the same system that provides us hot water throughout the house. The system keeps the house at a very even temperature with the distinct advantage that the floors are warm to the touch.


  1. houndstooth on November 25, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    I envy you! We almost bought a house that had radiant heated floors in the kitchen and it’s a very nice thing to have!

  2. malka Essock on November 25, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    if you are installing them, you could leave one part cool, just for the huskies that don’t want heat,
    in a part the people don’t walk on much….

  3. Mom 'n Ice on November 25, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Oh, 11-year-old Ice would SOOO love that for his creaking joints! You guys in the Herd are SOOO lucky! To be able to just flop down anywhere, and be warm and comfy!

  4. furbabys on November 25, 2013 at 9:03 am

    OoOoOoO Steal a piece of Bread and hide it under Hu~dads couch and watch it get toasted on the floor!! AroOoOoOoO a warm floor is a Happy floor and makes feet happy 🙂

  5. Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady on November 25, 2013 at 8:36 am

    wow, that would be great!! Although I think it would be me laying on the heated floor more then my Huskies lol!!

  6. KJ Pierson on November 25, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Leena, Wheezer (the cat) and I are envious!

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