The Underfloor Heating System is
If underfloor has never crossed your mind, consider this:
- You can maintain a base level of heat through the day. Or use the timer to warm up the room before you get home at night.
- It works well with all floor coverings - from wood to tiles and stone. So it is a great choice for any room, and specially popular in kitchens and bathrooms.
- The temperature is even in all corners of the room - unlike a large room with radiators, where some parts are warmer than others.
- With no radiators in the way, you can make the most of the space.
- Underfloor offers an alternative to radiators
Types of Underfloor Heating
- Water-Based System, uses underfloor pipes connected to a boiler or heat pump.
- Electric System, uses resistance wire or heating mats. This bypasses the boiler or heat pump, so electricity is its only power source.
Underfloor Heating Applications
- Community Buildings
- Swimming pools
- Sports and Leisure
- and more
Find out more about heating your swimming pool.
Which Floor is Better?
Tiles and Ceramic are the best solution for underfloor Heating (UFH).
All types of vinyls are not suitable for UFH.
Carpets and underlay MUST be low tog products, with a maximum combined tog value of 1.5 - 2
Which is the maximum floor surface temperature?
Floor temperatures are usually kept around 29 - 30ᵒC, sometimes up to 33ᵒC in bathrooms. Tiles will feel hotter than wood because tile can transfer heat more quickly into your foot, even though they may be at the same temperature.
Is there energy saving with the Underfloor Heating System?
Yes - with a heat pump, the closer the output temperature is to the input temperature the more efficient the system will be. So using underfloor heating is usually more efficient than running radiators, because UFH usually works at lower temperatures than radiators. But we can get radiator systems to run at low temperatures so they can be as efficient as UFH – the problem is radiators tend to need to be very large to run as cool as UFH.