How To Install Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating

How To Install Radiant Floor Heating

Thinking about installing an Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating System in your home?

A step-by-step Guide and Video on how to install a HeatPly System.

The HeatPly Hydronic Radiant Heat Panel System makes it easy for plumbing professionals to layout and install Hydronic Heating Systems. With a cutting grid template and centerlines pre-scribed into each of the panels, there is no need for a straight edge and tape measure for 90% of the most common cuts. The panels can easily be installed in tight areas or closets with ease. If design help is needed, HeatPly can help design a custom architectural floor plan that suits the home or building that the plumbing contractor is working in.

Note: All tools needed can be purchased at Make sure to use these tools in accordance to the manufacturers safety guidelines. Before you get started you’re going to want to move everything off the floor. Begin by cleaning the subfloor making certain that the floor is free of dust, dirt and any debris.  Prior to laying out the HeatPly Radiant Heat Panels you’ll need to measure the floor and or use an architectural floor plan along with the product installation manual to determine how many panels will be needed and the number of circuits that will be laid out per zone.

The HeatPly Radiant Heat Panels are conveniently pre-scribed for fast and accurate cutting.  Begin by laying out your HeatPly panels by starting from the manifold location.  Continue laying out the panels and work your way across the room.  HeatPly Radiant Heat Panels layout beautifully saving you time and money.  It’s that simple.  Once you have all your Radiant Heat Panels laid out, the next step is to glue them in place.  Working one section at a time, flip and apply adhesive in a grid pattern.  Then replace each panel until all panels are finished.  Next check your panel alignment before stapling.  Use short pieces of PEX tubing and insert them into the panel junction.  With your panels aligned, you’re ready to secure them in place.  Fasten HeatPly Radiant Heat Panels to wood subfloors using staples, screws or nails spaced eight inches on center with perimeter fasteners one half inch from ends and edges.

There are a couple of different ways to install tubing into the channel.  You can use a rubber mallet or you can use our HeatPly air mallet which can save time and cost on the final stage of installation.  Now that your HeatPly Radiant Floor is installed, you’re ready for the finished flooring of your choice.  Be sure to check with manufacturers recommendations of approved flooring for radiant heat floors.