by Freedonia Industry Studies
December 28, 2020
Among the many changes that have taken hold in the US since the COVID-19 pandemic, that of working from home appears to have achieved a level of staying power. For employers, the realization that workers can be just as productive from their homes – while also minimizing the potential spread of coronavirus in a crowded office – has been crucial. Similarly, many employees value the many conveniences of working from home – no more commutes, flexible schedules, and an everyday casual dress code.
Many workers are choosing to make their “temporary” home offices more permanent, and according to a recent report, one of the ways in which they are doing so is to add radiant floor heating to their residences. For many homeowners, radiant floor heating – in which heated water is pumped through a pipe network installed beneath the flooring of a room (or the whole house) – eliminates the memories of a too-cold office while adding an “affordable luxury” to a home.
For the building construction industry, this increase in demand for radiant floor heating will support demand for a wide range of building materials, such as:
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