Want to understand the relationship between radiant heating systems and flooring materials? You'll find answers to your questions in the 2004 Radiant Flooring Guide, an updated publication co-produced by theRadiant Panel Association(RPA) andBNP Media, publishers ofEngineered Systems. The new edition is beautifully illustrated with more than 100 photos, diagrams, and charts.

The 2004 Radiant Flooring Guide provides 68 pages of radiant flooring information not found anywhere else. Editorial coverage includes an introduction to radiant heat and flooring, heat transfer, architectural/contractor/installer/homeowner considerations, insulation calculations, control strategies, and electric and hydronic systems.

Also included is a review of floor coverings broken out in sections on cement, resilient, carpet, rugs, underlayment, tile, stone, hardwoods, engineered woods, laminates, and channeled subfloors, plus a comprehensive comparative R-value chart for various flooring surfaces and subfloors.

In addition, the 2004 Radiant Flooring Guide provides enhanced and regular listings for flooring products compatible with radiant systems, plus Product Showcase and Marketplace sections. Copies of the 2004 Radiant Flooring Guide can be purchased for $10 each directly from RPA by calling 970-613-0100 or emailing info@rpa-info.com. You can also visit the RPA website at www.radiantpanelassociation.org.