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Real christmas trees and underfloor heating

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Loueytb3 Thu 27-Nov-14 08:18:18

Is it a bad idea? DH thinks so, but I would really like one this year. He thinks it will heat the water up and the needles will drop off quicker.

girlywhirly Thu 27-Nov-14 10:47:09

You could stand the tub on something to insulate if you are worried, but I don't think it will be a problem unless the floor feels hot to the touch (as a radiator would.) I think keeping the room air temperature from getting too hot would help protect the tree more.

crje Thu 27-Nov-14 12:38:06

They don't last for long.

I am a real tree lover but this yr I bought a fake one.

AtlanticDrift Thu 27-Nov-14 13:50:43

Never had a problem. Its our 6 christmas in this house. Tree always lasts ages

missorinoco Thu 27-Nov-14 13:53:54

Don't buy it too early in the season. Ours looked very sorry for itself after three weeks last year. We also keep the thermostat down.

Fresh01 Thu 27-Nov-14 15:29:54

We had one for a couple of years then got a decent looking artificial tree instead.

Put a mat under tree to reduce heat.

Agree they only look good for 3 weeks and that is with regular watering. We usually get ours at start of dec and they were fairly patchy by xmas day let alone early jan.

Loueytb3 Thu 27-Nov-14 19:42:35

Pah. It's a really warm room even without the underfloor heating. Perhaps I may have to compromise on a fake one there and a smaller real one elsewhere in the house.

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