We are in the process of buying a house built in the 1940’s which has solid wood parquet flooring in the two main downstairs rooms and hallway. These appear to have been laid on a concrete sub floor.

In all three areas a significant number of the parquet blocks are loose and we have been advised that the floors will need to be lifted and re-laid. As this is a fairly major undertaking, we are considering whether it would be sensible to take the opportunity to lay one of the low profile underfloor heating systems under the re-laid parquet whilst we are doing so. We’ve retrofitted this under ceramic tiles very successfully before in a previous house.

Given the age of the parquet blocks is this likely to cause an issue? I’m aware that is normally recommended that engineered wood rather than solid wood is laid on top of underfloor heating.

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