Unheated slab on grade
I’m planning to build a house in Southern Ontario with a slab on grade (actually about 2′ above grade) foundation. The slab won’t be heated, but will be very well insulated. The house itself will also be very well insulated. There will be a moderate amount of south facing glass with a reasonably high SHGC (around .6).
I’m weighing two different flooring options for the main floor. The first is polished concrete, with the use of some area rugs. The second option is an engineered wood floor, also with the use of some area rugs.
Although I could always switch from one flooring to another, it would be great if that didn’t have to happen (changing flooring could affect door thresholds, trim, and the rise for the bottom stair, not to mention cost, waste, and hassle).
Any thoughts out there?