Radiant Floor Heating with Crete Heat Panels

Radiant Floor Heating from Barn World with the Crete-Heat System

We have 2 easy to install Do-It-Yourself Hydronic Space Heating kits with 7kW and 11kW electric micro-heaters. The Radiant-Made-Simple system is designed specifically for installation in poured concrete basement and garage slabs that are well insulated below and around the outside edge of the slab. Use these hydronic heating kits to heat up to 900 or 1000-1800 square feet of single zone basement, garage, green house or home addition. Radiant-Made-Simple Radiant Heat Systems provide an energy efficient (approaching 99%) solution for concrete floor heating.

CHOOSE YOUR RMS MODEL ACCORDING TO THE SPACE YOU WISH TO HEAT IN YOUR BASEMENT OR GARAGE, AND YOUR ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS

Square FeetRMS Model

Loops

BTU/h

350 to 600RMS-7

2

23890

610 to 900RMS-7

2

23890

910 to 1200RMS-11

3

37540

1210 to 1500RMS-11

4

37540

1510 to 1800RMS-11

5

37540

ELECTRIC SERVICE REQUIREMENTS

MODEL

AC VOLTAGE

HEATER AMPS

BREAKER

RMS-7

220/240

29

40 AMPS

RMS-11

220/240

46

60 AMPS

HAVE AREAS LARGER THAN 1800 SQUARE FEET? NO PROBLEM
Areas larger than 1800 square feet should be subdivided and served with two or more RMS units sized for each area.

EXAMPLE #1: A 2500 square foot basement could be treated as two 1250 square foot areas each served by one RMS11 having 4 loops each.

EXAMPLE #2: Two temperature zones are desired in the 2500 square foot basement, one 760 square foot zone could be served by one RMS7 with 2 300 foot loops and the remaining 1760 square foot area served by one RMS11 with 5 300 foot loops. (Thermal isolation is required)

THE BASICS OF RADIANT

300’ Loop Kit – PEX Radiant Floor Tubing Kit Item #: RMS-300$173.00
PEX Oxygen barrier tubing installs with Radiant Heat system on 2” insulation foam board. This Radiant Made Simple Radiant Floor Tubing Kit works with Radiant Made simple Radiant Heat systems. Requires .92 gallons of RV antifreeze per 100 feet of tubing. 300′ X 1/2″ PEX Oxygen barrier tubing installs with Radiant Heat system on insulating foam board. Tube bends help make transition for tubing in concrete to the manifolds. Allow 1 linear foot of tubing for 1 square foot of space to be heated. Order 1 each 300’ Loop Kit per 300 square feet of space to be heated.
Crete-Heat Insulated Floor Panel System – 1“ Black Bag Item #: 59347$132.14
PRICE REDUCED !! – You cannot afford to install radiant floor heating without this product!

Radiant Installation Simplified

  • Cuts radiant system install time by as much as 2/3
  • Designed to hold tube securely in place with wider fasteners
  • 2 sizes available for both new construction and retrofitting existing buildings
  • UV Protected Packaging for outdoor storage

Ready For Concrete
The Crete-HeatTMInsulated Floor Panel System, is an easily assembled modular board insulation, vapor barrier and radiant tube holding grid that allows for simplied installation of hydronic radiant floor heating systems in basements, garages, main floor slab on grade and above grade installations where concrete or gypcrete is normally used. For basements, a ‘light weight’ concrete (sand instead of pea gravel) maybe used in 1-1/2″ thickness. Uses 1/2″ tubing. Total thickness is 1-7/8″This Product is SOLD BY THE BAG – 12 PIECES PER BAG
1″ Black Bag covers 96 Sq Ft. Determine your total square footage and divide by 96 for total BAGS needed.

Crete-Heat Insulated Floor Panel System – 2“ Green Bag Item #: 59367$98.08
PRICE REDUCED !! – You simply cannot afford to install radiant floor heating without this product!

You certainly cannot afford the energy lost into the ground!

  • Cuts radiant system install time by as much as 2/3
  • Designed to hold tube securely in place with wider fasteners
  • 2 sizes available for both new construction and retrofitting existing buildings
  • UV Protected Packaging for outdoor storage

Ready For Concrete
The Crete-HeatTMInsulated Floor Panel System, is an easily assembled modular board insulation, vapor barrier and radiant tube holding grid that allows for simplied installation of hydronic radiant floor heating systems in basements, garages, main floor slab on grade and above grade installations where concrete or gypcrete is normally used.The Crete-HeatTM Insulated Floor Panel System is 2 7/8″ overall in thickness, with 2″ of solid EPS foam providing an R-10. The panel board size is 25″ x 49″ and the effective area is 24″ x 48″.
Our retrofit or over grade panel provides 2 1/8″ overall in thickness, with 1″ of solid EPS foam providing and R-6 with a 23 dB sound reduction knob on the lower surface. Each interlocking panel covers up to 8 square feet with fasteners for 1/2″ and 5/8″ radiant tubing. A 10-mil polystyrene film provides the vapor barrier.

This Product is SOLD BY THE BAG – 8 PIECES PER BAG
EACH 2″ Green Bag covers 64 Sq Ft. Determine your total square footage and divide by 64 for total BAGS needed.

RMS-11 – Radiant Made Simple Radiant Heat System – 11 kW, 37,540 BTU Electric Heater, 240 Volts A/C, 60 Amp. Item #: RMS-11$2,031.00
Radiant Made Simple Radiant Heat Systems provides an energy efficient, Do-It-Yourself solution, for heating a single zone: basements, garage, home additions, green house or remodeling projects. This 230V, 60 Amp product provides everything you need to install radiant floor heating. Efficiency approaches 99%.
RMS-7 – Radiant Made Simple Radiant Heat System – 7 kW, 23,890 BTU Electric Heater, 240 Volts A/C, 40 Amp. Item #: RMS-7$2,011.00
Radiant Made Simple Radiant Heat Systems provides an energy efficient, Do-It-Yourself solution, for heating a single zone: basements, garage, home additions, green house or remodeling projects. This 230V, 40 Amp product provides everything you need to install radiant floor heating. Efficiency approaches 99%.
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Radiant Floor Heating from Barn World with the Crete-Heat System

Radiant Floor Heating from Barn World with the Crete-Heat System

We have 2 easy to install Do-It-Yourself Hydronic Space Heating kits with 7kW and 11kW electric micro-heaters. The Radiant-Made-Simple system is designed specifically for installation in poured concrete basement and garage slabs that are well insulated below and around the outside edge of the slab. Use these hydronic heating kits to heat up to 900 or 1000-1800 square feet of single zone basement, garage, green house or home addition. Radiant-Made-Simple Radiant Heat Systems provide an energy efficient (approaching 99%) solution for concrete floor heating.

CHOOSE YOUR RMS MODEL ACCORDING TO THE SPACE YOU WISH TO HEAT IN YOUR BASEMENT OR GARAGE, AND YOUR ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS

Square FeetRMS Model

Loops

BTU/h

350 to 600RMS-7

2

23890

610 to 900RMS-7

2

23890

910 to 1200RMS-11

3

37540

1210 to 1500RMS-11

4

37540

1510 to 1800RMS-11

5

37540

ELECTRIC SERVICE REQUIREMENTS

MODEL

AC VOLTAGE

HEATER AMPS

BREAKER

RMS-7

220/240

29

40 AMPS

RMS-11

220/240

46

60 AMPS

HAVE AREAS LARGER THAN 1800 SQUARE FEET? NO PROBLEM
Areas larger than 1800 square feet should be subdivided and served with two or more RMS units sized for each area.

EXAMPLE #1: A 2500 square foot basement could be treated as two 1250 square foot areas each served by one RMS11 having 4 loops each.

EXAMPLE #2: Two temperature zones are desired in the 2500 square foot basement, one 760 square foot zone could be served by one RMS7 with 2 300 foot loops and the remaining 1760 square foot area served by one RMS11 with 5 300 foot loops. (Thermal isolation is required)

THE BASICS OF RADIANT

300’ Loop Kit – PEX Radiant Floor Tubing Kit Item #: RMS-300$173.00
PEX Oxygen barrier tubing installs with Radiant Heat system on 2” insulation foam board. This Radiant Made Simple Radiant Floor Tubing Kit works with Radiant Made simple Radiant Heat systems. Requires .92 gallons of RV antifreeze per 100 feet of tubing. 300′ X 1/2″ PEX Oxygen barrier tubing installs with Radiant Heat system on insulating foam board. Tube bends help make transition for tubing in concrete to the manifolds. Allow 1 linear foot of tubing for 1 square foot of space to be heated. Order 1 each 300’ Loop Kit per 300 square feet of space to be heated.
Crete-Heat Insulated Floor Panel System – 1“ Black Bag Item #: 59347$132.14
PRICE REDUCED !! – You cannot afford to install radiant floor heating without this product!

Radiant Installation Simplified

  • Cuts radiant system install time by as much as 2/3
  • Designed to hold tube securely in place with wider fasteners
  • 2 sizes available for both new construction and retrofitting existing buildings
  • UV Protected Packaging for outdoor storage

Ready For Concrete
The Crete-HeatTMInsulated Floor Panel System, is an easily assembled modular board insulation, vapor barrier and radiant tube holding grid that allows for simplied installation of hydronic radiant floor heating systems in basements, garages, main floor slab on grade and above grade installations where concrete or gypcrete is normally used. For basements, a ‘light weight’ concrete (sand instead of pea gravel) maybe used in 1-1/2″ thickness. Uses 1/2″ tubing. Total thickness is 1-7/8″This Product is SOLD BY THE BAG – 12 PIECES PER BAG
1″ Black Bag covers 96 Sq Ft. Determine your total square footage and divide by 96 for total BAGS needed.

Crete-Heat Insulated Floor Panel System – 2“ Green Bag Item #: 59367$98.08
PRICE REDUCED !! – You simply cannot afford to install radiant floor heating without this product!

You certainly cannot afford the energy lost into the ground!

  • Cuts radiant system install time by as much as 2/3
  • Designed to hold tube securely in place with wider fasteners
  • 2 sizes available for both new construction and retrofitting existing buildings
  • UV Protected Packaging for outdoor storage

Ready For Concrete
The Crete-HeatTMInsulated Floor Panel System, is an easily assembled modular board insulation, vapor barrier and radiant tube holding grid that allows for simplied installation of hydronic radiant floor heating systems in basements, garages, main floor slab on grade and above grade installations where concrete or gypcrete is normally used.The Crete-HeatTM Insulated Floor Panel System is 2 7/8″ overall in thickness, with 2″ of solid EPS foam providing an R-10. The panel board size is 25″ x 49″ and the effective area is 24″ x 48″.
Our retrofit or over grade panel provides 2 1/8″ overall in thickness, with 1″ of solid EPS foam providing and R-6 with a 23 dB sound reduction knob on the lower surface. Each interlocking panel covers up to 8 square feet with fasteners for 1/2″ and 5/8″ radiant tubing. A 10-mil polystyrene film provides the vapor barrier.

This Product is SOLD BY THE BAG – 8 PIECES PER BAG
EACH 2″ Green Bag covers 64 Sq Ft. Determine your total square footage and divide by 64 for total BAGS needed.

RMS-11 – Radiant Made Simple Radiant Heat System – 11 kW, 37,540 BTU Electric Heater, 240 Volts A/C, 60 Amp. Item #: RMS-11$2,031.00
Radiant Made Simple Radiant Heat Systems provides an energy efficient, Do-It-Yourself solution, for heating a single zone: basements, garage, home additions, green house or remodeling projects. This 230V, 60 Amp product provides everything you need to install radiant floor heating. Efficiency approaches 99%.
RMS-7 – Radiant Made Simple Radiant Heat System – 7 kW, 23,890 BTU Electric Heater, 240 Volts A/C, 40 Amp. Item #: RMS-7$2,011.00
Radiant Made Simple Radiant Heat Systems provides an energy efficient, Do-It-Yourself solution, for heating a single zone: basements, garage, home additions, green house or remodeling projects. This 230V, 40 Amp product provides everything you need to install radiant floor heating. Efficiency approaches 99%.
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Floor Insulation Panels for Radiant Heat

Radiant heat is one of the most economical means of heating a home or workplace. Floor Insulation is critical for keeping that heat from being absorbed into the ground. These radiant floor insulation panels direct it into the slab where it’s needed and prevent heat loss below.

The panels can hold various sizes of Pex Tubing at a uniform distance for even heat distribution even while pouring cement on top. The raised knobs protect the tube during installation and make planning and layout easy.

Installation of the panels is straight forward and we’ve included an overview and some guidelines below.

Crete Heat Panel

radiant floor insulation panel with pex tubing installed

Floor Insulation Installation

The first step during installation is planning the layout of the panels. They’re rectangular and measure 23″ x 49″ with an effective insulation area of 23″ x 48″.  The edges overlap to keep the forms from moving when walking on or pouring the cement.

Floor Panel Layout

The panels are easily cut for rectangular or square rooms and even in irregular rooms, they’re easy to fit. The boards are mostly Styrofoam with a vapor barrier on the bottom that’s easy to work with. Below is a picture of a room with the floor insulation laid out and the Pex Tubing run where the heat is to be radiated.

floor insulation panels in a large room

Installing the Pex Tubing

Create a floor plan of where the radiant heat should be introduced to the slab and place the pex. Most installations call for an even distribution of the heat, but a contractor should be consulted if more is desired in a certain area over another. The tubing can easily be set closer together in that area to provide more heat if needed.

Each panel has knobs that hold the tubing securely in place during construction. It will protect it from wheel barrows and work boots and provide a uniform distance between runs. The knobs are designed to accommodate most tubing sizes from diameters of 3/8″ up to 3/4″. Consult your heating boiler for the best match of tube size.

Installing the Pex Tubing

worker installing pex tubing into a floor insulation panel

 

Cement INSTALLATION

Once the floor insulation panels are in place and the pex is installed, you’re ready to plan for covering it with cement. This process should be done by a qualified contractor familiar with this type of installation. A recommended minimum of 1.5″ of coverage is required through the floor. It can go pretty quickly and once you start, you’ll need to finish!

Below are pictures of the cement being floated on top of the panels. It can be a labor intensive process and require immediate and constant attention.


concrete covering radiant floor insulation panels  installing cement on top of floor insulation panels  workers covering floor insulation with cement

Once the floor has cured, the majority of the work is done. You’ll be able to test your radiant heat boiler and make any flow adjustments deemed necessary.

Benefits of Radiant Heat Floor Insulation Panels

The quiet and efficiency of radiant heat is undisputed. The uniform heat throughout the floor will provide comfort and utility savings for years to come. The panels themselves have a 10-mil vapor barrier polystyrene film to prevent moisture transfer and their real value is their insulating properties. See the chart below for details

Floor Insulation Ratings

The panels are available in three different R-values. Not all installations require the very thick 3″ panel insulating properties so other alternatives are offered.

  • R-6     – 1″ floor panel – overall 1 – 7/16″
  • R-10   – 2″ floor panel – overall 2 –  7/8″
  • R-15   – 3″ floor panel – overall 3 –  7/8″

Choose the panel that’s right for you climate and heating needs.
floor insulation specification chart

Shipping

The floor insulation is very lightweight and are able to be shipped all over the United States. They’re packaged on pallets and in UV protective bags as shown below. Each individual bag is fairly light and a lift-gate service is available to lower them to the ground upon arrival if necessary.floor insulation in shipping bagsIf you’d like a quote with shipping right to your door, please let us know and we’ll be happy to help. Email for a quote at Sales@BarnWorld.com or call anytime:  (720) 238-2190

 

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Floor Insulation Panels for Radiant Heat

Heating the concrete floor beneath your feet is a quiet and extremely efficient means of provide whole room warmth throughout your room. Floor insulation panels make sure the heat stays above ground and in your slab. Hydroponic heat can be simply installed and provide a warm and economical heating source for decades.

The insulating panels are made for use almost anywhere and are popular for use where concrete or gyp-crete is normally installed: main living area slabs, basements, garages and above grade installations.

radiant floor heat insulation panel

Crete Heat Floor Insulation Panels

To keep your heat from being lost into the ground below, floor insulation is necessary. The Crete Heat Floor Panels offer a simple and effective barrier to reflect and retain heat in your floor.

The foam boards themselves measure 25″ x 49″ overall and are designed to link together to prevent movement and help with layout. The also keep them from moving when the cement is poured on top. The modular boards create a Lego type design that holds the tubes in place. The knobs also protect the tubing from damage when walking on the panels or rolling over with a wheel barrel.

Floor Panel properties

The panel insulation is available in three different thickness and provide varying R-ratings. Not everyone requires the maximum R-15 insulating properties of the 3″ thick panels so ratings of 6 and 10 are also offered.

Properties of Floor Insulation

Thickness of the Insulation3″2″1″
Total Overall Thickness3-7/8″2-7/8″1-7/8″
Thermal ResistanceR-15R-10R-6
Total Thickness3 7/8″2 7/8″1 7/8″

Keeping the heat above the ground so it can warm the concrete above is important to maximize the heat sent to the slab. These panels keep the heat from dissipating into the ground and focus it upward where it’s needed, They’ll improve heating of the floor surface by as much as 2/3!

Floor Heat Panel Installation

The insulating properties make these boards quickly pay for themselves but they also shine during installation. The pex knobs allow a single person to layout the tubing grid and protect the tubing while holding it in place during the pouring of cement. This feature frees up others and can produce tremendous savings in labor.

The raised knobs securely hold the pex tubing in place and makes laying out your design easy. You can immediately see how the heat source will be dispersed into the slab.

Each of the knobs use 3″ centers so there is not guess work on spacing and the pex won’t move when the cement is poured.  There is no taping or tube-piercing staples need to secure the fluid carrying tubes in place. Simply push them into place and they’re firmly held where you want them.

Pictures of the Installation Process


installing the pex tubing into the floor insulation panelsfloor heat panels holding pex tubing 
 floor heat panels with pex tubing layout  pouring cement on top of the floor insulation panels

 

When installing a radiant floor heating system, be sure to include floor insulation panels. They’ll not only save money and pay for themselves over time, but their ability to make the tubing layout simple and secure during installation can’t be over-valued!

If you’d like a quote with shipping for your project, just let us know and we’ll be happy to forward one for your review.

Barn World / BarnWorld.com / 720.238.2190

 

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Do-it-Yourself Radiant Floor Heating Kits

Barn World is much more than farm and ranch supplies. One of our newest product additions is the Radiant Floor Heat kits for do-it-yourself projects. Hydroponic radiant floor heating systems are an excellent choice for heating concrete floors in basements, garages, greenhouses and slab on grade additions. Chose from three different sizes of boilers and insulated floor panels for the right size for your project.

These systems feature four different sizes of electric boilers. They’re small and highly efficient and employ patented power-sharing technology. They are UL listed for space heating applications and are known for self diagnostics and ease of service

Installation

Installing the boilers is simply and straight forward. Layout your insulated floor panels, mount  your boiler panel to the wall, and install the PEX tubing prior to pouring your slab.

 

pouring concrete on insulated floor panels

The modular insulated floor panels are available in 1, 2 and 3 inch thickenss and make installation of the PEX tubing simple and snap-in easy. Using the panels can not only cut your installation time by but they also provide long lasting insulation. They keep your tubing from moving while you pour.  Most importantly, keep the heat from going into the ground instead of your floor.

radiant heat floor panels holding pex tubing in place

After the tubing is installed, connect the PEX tubing to the manifold, fill the system with antifreeze. Next, purge the air and have your electrician wire the thermostat, circulating pump and the electric boiler.

Once done, you’ll have a silent, long-lasting heat source where it’s most efficient.  Your entire floor will provide consistent warmth during your coldest nights.

The panels ship throughout the US in un-protected bags on pallets are easy to ship and unload.

crete heat floor panels ready to ship

Visit BarnWorld.com for all your radiant floor heating needs as well as reflective insulation and farm and ranch supplies.  Call them at 720-238-2190 with your questions and they’ll be happy to help!

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Radiant Floor Heating

A relaxed and warm home is what majority of the family daydream of having. Comfort is the main concern for lots of homeowners through out all kinds of seasons, be it cold or hot. When the season of winter arrives, getting the correct warmth for the family is of greatest significance and now the question is that how one can get this. The answer of this question is employing Radiant floor heating system.

radiant floor heat panel

These days, Radiant Floor Heating is a popular method of heating for many families.  Home heating systems that employ radiant are heat available in different types – wall heating systems, overhead panels or radiant ceiling, overhead gas fired radiant heaters and under floor heating systems.  Among these four, the wall heating system and under floor heating system are the most common which are being used by the several families.

The under floor heating systems come in two styles and can be either hydronic or electric. This means, they are capable to generate heat through making use of hot water or electricity. This kind of heating method mostly engages the setting up of pipes or electric temperature elements underside the ground part or the concrete chunk.  In this case, the floor works as a radiator of warm up in the whole house.

Heated Floor Choices

There are 2 choices when selecting the kind of electric radiant floor heating system.  If the home is recently constructed, the installation of electrical heating wires can be done earlier than the concrete is poured. The homes which are already constructed and existing, there are very slight electric heating mats accessible in the market which can be entrenched in thin gypsum or cement devoid of the requirement to augment the height of the floor. According to price, the electric radiant heating system could be costly. It is just when thermal accumulation or the accessibility of time of use charges when this can be measured as price effectual.

Another kind of radiant heat floor heating is the hydronic or liquid based system.  As its name describes, it utilizes the hot water in order to produce heat.  In hydronic heating system, pipes or tubes are buried underneath the ground and it is at this point wherever hot water is dispersed to supply heat to the home.  A container for boiling water is dependable for water heating and it can be operated by electricity or by employing any other fuel.  Power sources that could be utilized with hydronic heating system comprise the typical solar water heaters wood-fired boilers, gas-fired boilers or an amalgamation of these all sources.


Benefits of employing Radiant Floor Heating System

There are many of advantages of making use of the radiant floor heating system:

  • It supplies a reliable level of warmth, just like the temptrol blanket and is very simple to cope with.
  • There is no noise released due to the nonexistence of a fan.
  • The Radiant Floor Heating system does not produce allergens or dust that are responsible for allergies to inhabitants dwelling in the house.
  • It is just because there is no breeze that flows indoors from the vents. What comes about in its place is convection or the ordinary flow of heat as hot breeze goes up from the ground.
  • Radiant Floor heating is not difficult but does need definite mechanisms. It needs heating resources which could be gas, propane, solar, electricity, wood, oil or other heating resource.
  • The Radiant Floor System is accomplished to consistently allocate heat all through the room from the ground.
  • Heating is the same and muted all though the surface without any issue whatever the floor covering is.
  • One evident problem is that power is quite costly. In order to save electrical energy, it is usually more competent to set up the radiant floor system. The great part of this Radiant Floor Heating system is its power competence. In comparison to an enforced air system, this structure uses less power that reduces the energy cost from 10 to 30 percent which interprets to lesser electricity bills for one’s family. If one dwells in regions close to the energy grid or where the power rates are far above the ground, this can be a key benefit.

It is essential that an owner of home chooses an appropriate installer and must make a decision to set up a Radiant Floor heating system.  The installation process can be labor intensive and a qualified contractor should be used.

pouring cement over radiant floor heating panel insulation

Contact Barn World and let us know if we can help with your project!

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