Underfloor heating can be used as the Main heating system in your home or as a secondary heat source – for example to take the chill off cold, tiled floors or to add a sense of luxury to a bathroom.
This type of heating system is extremely versatile and can be installed in most rooms and environments under carpeted, tiled, stone and wooden floors.
How Underfloor Heating compares with traditional Heating
In a room with conventional radiators the temperature will be warmest close to the radiator, but as you move away from the radiator the temperature will drop, resulting in varying temperatures around the room. In contrast, under floor heating distributes heat evenly, warming the floor in the whole room to the same temperature. Traditional heating systems heat the air in the room first before you feel the benefit, whereas underfloor heating heats the floor which immediately benefits your body via your feet.
Benefits of under floor heating
- No ongoing maintenance costs
- Energy efficient
- Replaces bulky, unsightly radiators
- Good for allergy sufferers (reduces dust in the air)
The heating system comes in roll-out matting form consisting of heating wiring on easy to install mesh which simply rolls out and can be cut to the size of the room. In situations where you are fitting to irregular shaped rooms, individual heating wires can be cut to size and installed.