Comparison of thermal transfer characteristics of wood flooring according to the installation method

Jungki Seo, Yoon Park, Junhyun Kim, Sughwan Kim, Sumin Kim, Jeong Tai Kim

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There are two types of installation methods for wood flooring; a floating installation method for laminate flooring, and an adhesive installation method for engineered flooring. Thermal transfer characteristics from the floorings show a significant difference depending on the installation method, so this study focused on the comparative thermal transfer characteristics by preparing mock-up scale. The laminate flooring and the modified engineered flooring of the Korean Standard were used to conduct the tests. The tests were set up in two rooms in an apartment in Seoul, and a water heat source was prepared at 45 C and 75 C. As a result, the velocity of thermal transfer of the modified engineered flooring using adhesive was faster than that of the laminate flooring. There was no difference of temperature between both samples at 45 C of water supply, but a great difference was shown at 75 C. Moreover, installing the modified PE foam helped the floating installation method to develop a thermal transfer performance comparable to that of the preceding research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)422-426
Number of pages5
JournalEnergy and Buildings
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Feb

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea Government (MSIP) (No. 2008-0061908 ).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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