Floating floor over radiant heat?

Q: A friend has 2000 sq. ft. of hardwood to be installed over radiant heat. The contractor laid down 2×4’s every 2 feet and poured the the floor over the tubing in between these boards. The waste factor first comes to mind, but gluing and nailing is not recommended. A floating floor has been recommended.

What are your thoughts?

A: A floating floor would work. I would recommend either Torlys or Quick Step. They not only have some decent laminates but nice looking engineered also. Once installed you wouldn’t know it was not solid wood. I would contact them for their recommendations with installing over radiant heat.