HR Panels provide an all-in-one solution for insulating hydronic floor heating applications. Our original panels are rated R10, lock together quickly with u-shaped edges, grip the PEX tubing in place without the need for additional fasteners or mesh, have a thermoformed moisture barrier, and possess compressive strength of 28 PSI.
Not only do they boast the listed qualities but, they also reduce the installation times of the insulation and PEX by up to 66%; saving time and installation costs. Custom runs are available to address higher R value or PSI requirements up to R15 and 60PSI.
Our insulation is made of EPS and is proven to hold nearly all of its insulation properties over the lifetime of the concrete slab compared to the following insulations which lose up to half of their insulation value in as little as 2 years!
The pink/blue boards are taped together which does not provide an adequate seal between the panels. The PEX tubing is then tied to wire mesh over the insulation. Although this is the most common method in the past, it is not ideal for keeping the PEX tubing in place during the concrete pour. This also adds excessive labour costs with the added steps required to fasten the tubing while also leaving the tubing open to possible damage or rupture before the floor is poured.