Why is floor heating more comfortable than other heating systems?
Floor heating warms you by heating the surfaces in a room. It transfers heat so gently and constantly that you experience the same comfort at a lower temperature. It does not create drafts, cycle on and off or overheat and dry the air you breathe. While heated air rises above your head, radiant heating channels the warmth to you.
Does floor heating contribute to a healthier indoor environment?
Floor heating systems do not rely on air circulation to distribute heat and operate at relatively low temperatures. As a result, they reduce the circulation of dust and allergens and do not dry the air like conventional forced-air systems.
Tile has been successfully installed for thousands of years by incorporating an uncoupling layer, or forgiving shear interface, within the tile assembly. Schluter®-DITRA membranes provide uncoupling through free space, which allows for in-plane movement that effectively neutralizes the differential movement stresses between the substrate and the tile, thus eliminating the major cause of cracking and delaminating of the tiled surface.
Schluter®-KERDI is a pliable, sheet-applied, bonded waterproof membrane and vapor retarder with limited crack-bridging capabilities. It is made of soft polyethylene, which is covered on both sides with a special fleece webbing to anchor the membrane in the thin-set mortar. KERDI was developed as a waterproofing membrane to be used in conjunction with ceramic and stone tile coverings. Tiles can be installed directly on KERDI using the thin-bed method.
Do I need a permit for interior renovation?
If you are planning to move interior walls and partitions, existing plumbing, electrical or gas lines, or install new plumbing, electrical or gas lines, or make structural repairs and build additions , you need to obtain a permit from the City Hall.
Why are we using ZERO VOC paint?
Health. Reduced toxins benefit everyone, including those with allergies and chemical sensitivities.
Environment. Reduces landfill, groundwater and ozone depleting contaminants.
Effective. Low-VOC products perform well in terms of coverage, scrubability and hideability (covering flaws on previous coats).
Water-Based. Easy cleanup with soap and warm water.
Little or No Hazardous Fumes. Low odor during application; no odor once cured. No off-gassing. Painted areas can be occupied sooner, with no odor complaints.
Not Deemed Hazardous Waste. Cleanup and disposal greatly simplified.