Superior Woodcraft Demos Warmboard Flooring
Superior Woodcraft Demos Warmboard Flooring

Superior Woodcraft Demos Warmboard FlooringDOYLESTOWN, PA - Cabinetry firm Superior Woodcraft will host an open house Oct. 27 with Carlisle Wide Plank Flooring to demonstrate Warmboard - a multi-layered plywood subflooring encased in aluminum, with heating tubes embedded. Warmboard is suitable for under hardwood floors.

Founded in 1967 by master cabinetmaker Karl H. Geiger, Doylestown, Pennsylvania-based Superior Woodcraft builds custom cabinetry and furnishings, using" skills, traditions and integrity of old-world cabinetmaking."

This includes using hand-picked, premium, furniture-grade wood; a wide selection of veneers and variegated species; dovetailed drawer boxes and frames constructed of solid wood and traditional joinery in cabinets, such as Superior Woodcraft Demos Warmboard Flooringdovetailing, mortise and tenon and dado joints. It sells through designer dealers.

Warmboard introduced the latest version of its radiant floor heating, a thinner 13/16-inch Warmboard-R  panel that provides the same  radiant heat performance as its 1-1/8” thick  radiant subfloor panel, but in a slimer profile. The easier to handle panel size is suited to remodels and renovations where the full structural strength of 1-1/8” Warmboard plywood subflooring is not required.

In a PDF brochure about radiant heating, Carlisle Wide Plank Flooring, based in Stoddard, NH, says its wide plank flooring is particularly suited to use over radiant floor heating. The boards remain stable when properly installed over radiant systems, says Carlisle, because they are sourced from bigger,  trees – slowly grown in ideal climates. Boards are cut from heartwood for strong, straight vertical grain.

Carlisle says it uses slow air drying for up to a year to bring the boards to a low moisture content before final kiln drying. The company sells through the trade, designers, to custom flooring firms, or direct to consumers.


Have something to say? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.