Our planks are very well suited for underfloor heating. Read more about underfloor heating and humidity in relation to Dinesen plank floors.
Our detailed instructions guide the floor specialist through the entire process for a good result.
Advice about easy maintenance of your Dinesen floor with the right finishing and cleaning procedures.
1Will underfloor heating result in more cracks and similar damages?
If the air humidity is kept between 30 and 60% RH, underfloor heating will not result in cracks etc. If the surface temperature of the floor exceeds 27 °C, it will bring the air humidity under 30%, which may deplete the wood and cause cracks. Low air humidity and inadequate care and maintenance can cause minor cracks.
2Does underfloor heating cause more warping?
With seasonal variations, floor planks will warp slightly. That is the nature of wood; it occurs regardless of underfloor heating and is of no concern. Significant warping only occurs if there are problems with humidity levels in the building, or if the construction humidity has not been fully eliminated before the floor planks were installed.
3Is it possible to achieve a sufficiently high room temperature through thick, solid wooden planks?
A room temperature of approximately 20 °C is easily achievable. Of course, this requires that the building is correctly insulated, and that you follow the advice and recommendations in Dinesen’s instructions. In older buildings with inadequate insulation, it will often be necessary to have a supplementary heat source.
4Why is it important to start the underfloor heating up gradually?
The wood needs to adapt to the temperature changes gradually. If the change is too rapid the wood may warp. That applies both to the first start-up after installation and to any subsequent start-ups for the winter season.
1Does a Dinesen floor require a special substructure?
No. You can install our floors on most common subfloors, including joist constructions, wood-based structures and concrete floors. It is however essential to follow our technical instruction manuals carefully.
2Can the floor be laid as a floating layer?
No. Dinesen floors must always be fastened to the subfloor with screws or by full-surface gluing. Never apply glue to the long sides of floor planks.
3Why does a Dinesen floor not require acclimatisation before installation?
Dinesen floor planks are dried to a moisture content of 8-10%, which matches a normal indoor climate. If the planks are stored for some time before they are installed, they may absorb or emit moisture, which will result in undesirable movements. In winter, however, the planks should be placed in the room in which they are going to be installed for 24-48 hours prior to the installation.
4For how long should the concrete floor dry before the Dinesen floor can be installed?
The drying of a concrete layer is not an exact science but a process that depends on many different factors, including time, temperature and air humidity. This process can easily take 4-6 months, and it is therefore extremely important to allow enough time for the concrete layer to dry during the construction process. We strongly recommend that you measure the actual residual moisture before the floor is installed.
1Is it necessary to sand the floor planks before finishing the floor?
Yes. Correct sanding of the floor after it is installed and before it is finished is necessary to eliminate tiny variations in level between the planks and ensure a uniform surface.
2What is the best finish for a Dinesen floor?
The best choice of finish depends on the wood type and, not least, on the use of the floor and cleaning and maintenance practices. See paragraph 1, or contact our technical department for a more thorough review and assessment of your specific project.
3Why is it important to use only Dinesen Floor Soap White or Dinesen Floor Soap Natural on a soap-finished Dinesen floor?
Dinesen Floor Soap White and Dinesen Floor Soap Natural ensure a resistant surface. This soap is developed especially for Dinesen planks and forms a protective soap membrane. It is easy to adjust the colour of the floor by switching between the two variants.
4How do I prevent damage to the floor?
To prevent damage, follow the recommendations for care, maintenance and cleaning. Keep an eye on the floor, and deal with any problems in a timely fashion. In that way, you can ensure a beautiful floor through normal care and maintenance and prevent problems that would require more thorough repairs.