Q: Are iron heat registers bad for my hardwood floor?
I recently had new Santos Mahogany floors by BR-111 put into my home throughout the whole house. They are beautiful by the way. I like the look of a flush mount vent, but I also like the look of a patterned iron vent. Can weight distributed onto the iron vent damaged the underneath flooring?
Congrats on your new Santos Mahogany floors Marshall. I too sell BR-111 and love that floor species. In regards to your inquiry in my experience cast iron registers aren't bad for your floors. Iron floor registers are a great, classy, and sturdy option to cover your vent. You can get them with a damper or without. With damper registers can be a little more pricey, but still a great look and feel on any floor.
You mention flush mount vents and if you are looking for a flush mount cast iron register good luck! I have not seen a flush mount iron register before. Can they be made? Possibly. But flush mount vents tend to be made with and for traditional wood flooring.
If you are worried about damaging your floors with iron registers my suggestion would be to simply not place anything of significant weight onto on the register. Not only would that place unwarranted weight distribution to your floor but also cover the register.
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