My buddy Brian is a genius.
My wife and I have been slowly updating our home. When we moved in it was a real piece of junk. Everything was a mess and needed to be replaced. My wife and I first tackled the floor in the home. We decided to rip out all the carpet and go with tile. We bought the tile and the special tile cutter to do it. The old floors were ripped out and we were ready to go. Brian said that we should put down hydronic heating while we have the flooring ripped out. You need to tear out floors in order to have heated flooring installed. We already have the tile and tile cutter to put over top of the floors too. We can do the heater installation all our own and save some money. My friend said that tile is the best type of flooring for heated floor too. The heat gets trapped under carpet. The tile absorbs it the best and is the most efficient. The icing on the cake is that Brian told me that we have a boiler in our basement. You just need to hook piping to the boiler, instal it under the flooring and then put the new tile over top. The boiler heats water that flows through the piping to create hydronic heating. Every corner and part of the floor is evenly heated. No air is blown to ruin the air quality and no noise to disturb a home. It is very efficient since no heat rises too. My wife and I love our hydronic heating.