Creatherm™ radiant floor panels, manufactured out of BASF Styropor® and Neopor® EPS, offer contractors an innovative foam installation process that saves time and money. Creatherm™ radiant floor panels are easily installed. Interlocking panels help reduce labor costs and improve installation efficiencies by allowing for precise tube layout that eliminates the need to tie, clip, staple, or screw the PEX [cross-linked polyethylene] tubing to the substrate.
Creatherm & BASF: A partnership built on innovation
Our partnership with BASF allows us to take advantage of some of the world’s best engineering minds to leverage the most efficient and effective materials for strength and insulation. Styropor®, an expandable polystyrene (EPS), was invented by BASF in 1952 and is a classic among the raw materials employed for cost-effective construction, as well as efficient and reliable packaging. Neopor®, an expandable polystyrene (EPS) was invented by BASF in 1995 by mixing graphite with the raw material. The most important properties of EPS include: excellent thermal insulation capacity, high compressive strength, outstanding impact absorption and low weight. Foam is an eco-friendly building material and is incredibly strong, quiet, virtually allergen free and is not a food source for insects or mold. These panels offer a great solution for slab-on-grade, snow melt, retro-fit and root zone heating. The finished floor panel size is 2’ x 4’ and features a staggered snap-tight grid for optimal tubing spacing. On-center points exist every 3 inches.
Both our Styropor® and Neopor® foam panel product lines can help projects qualify for LEED credits. Radiant floor panels can be used in a variety of projects in existing buildings, commercial interiors, core & shell development, homes, schools, neighborhood developments, health care, laboratories and retail; all examples of projects potentially qualifying for LEED certification. Creatherm™ is manufactured according to the proprietary process protected by U.S. Design Patents No. D541396 and No. D587358 and is a registered trademark licensed to Creatherm.