"I had heard about Warmboard subflooring, but assumed it would be too cost prohibitive to use – until I sat down and did a price comparison to Quik Trak product. I was surprised to find that Warmboard was actually less expensive. The equalizer comes from the labor to install Warmboard. I pay my framing crew to install a subfloor, whether it’s a standard T&G or Warmboard, so there is no cost variance, or perhaps a small increase depending on the amount of custom routing required. But, using Warmboard, I don’t have to pay my plumbers to install a Quik Trak panel system at the rough-in stage of the project – which, at plumbing rates, can be very expensive and time consuming. This savings more than makes up for the added cost of the Warmboard panels. Installing the tubing is about equal, with a slight edge to Warmboard due to the 12” spacing compared to the 8” for Quik Trak (less tubing equals less labor). All this said, it’s really the performance that is going to blow the competition away.
This is our first project using Warmboard so I’m really eager to hear the client’s comments on comfort and feel. I’m confident they’ll be impressed.
All of my dealings with Warmboard so far have been nothing short of impressive.
Coastal Construction Management, LLC.
CCM LLC is a full-service construction company located in Pawcatuck, Connecticut. CCM offers Cost-Plus Construction – based on actual costs plus a pre-determined percentage. This type of construction fee offers substantial savings and peace of mind to the homeowner. The homeowner saves through reduction of the contractor’s profit and overhead as some of the contractor’s risk involved in fixed-price contracting is assumed by the homeowner. The owner receives the direct benefit of the contractor’s considerable discounts. The homeowner is provided a detailed breakdown of expenses.
Coastal Construction Management LLC.
266 South Broad Street
Pawcatuck, CT 06379
To see how Quik Trak performs against Warmboard, see the video below.