LAYING ON FLOOR HEATING ELEMENTS
This method consists of laying the boards on cement blocks perforated by tubes carrying a liquid that is able to heat the area through the ﬂoor instead of using radiators. Generally speaking, all wood species can be laid over ﬂoor heating elements; mahogany and stable wood species, however, should be small in size (do not use woods such as maple, beech or larch). Prefer thinner floors, as wood is a thermal insulator. Before commencing the laying process, the heating system should be switched on and brought to its maximum temperature, increasing it by 10°C a day, and maintained at maximum temperature for 10 days; then it should be cooled to a temperature of 20 °C for an additional 5 days. This operation will guarantee stabilisation of the blocks. Now switch oﬀ the system and start laying the ﬂoor, which can be installed using either the adhesive or ﬂoating methods, after measuring the humidity by means of a carbide test. On completing the installation, switch on the heating system and bring it to its maximum temperature progressively.