Underfloor Heating Supplied and Installed

Underfloor heating isn't a new concept. The Romans famously created their Baths to give them relaxing warmth when it was cooler outside. Now your home can enjoy having floor areas that are able to be warmed at the flip of a switch. It's easy to enjoy comforting warmth and erase the daily frustration of having cold feet or a chilly room.

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How Does Underfloor Heating Work

This form of heating works through heat convection and radiant heat - versus forced heating that has convection alone. Underfloor heating can be used in a variety of flooring options, including concrete, stone, tile, vinyl, wood and even carpet! The biggest consideration will be your floor finishing because if you change the finish of a floor, it can affect the performance of your underfloor heating.

Advantages Of Underfloor Heating

One of the biggest advantages to underfloor heating is its efficiency. While some duct air conditioning units can lose heat through leaks in the duct system, underfloor heating is in the room under the floor and prevents loss of heat. You can also set the pipe layout and insulation in such a way that even less heat will be lost each time you use your underfloor heating system.

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Under Carpet Heating

Under-carpet heaters consist of a hard reinforced industrial aluminium foil pad . The heating wires are  sandwiched between these two materials. Because of the excellent conductivity of aluminium, heat-transfer is done swiftly, with minimum heat losses, and as a result, quite a saving on running costs.

The underfloor heating come in different  sizes and power outputs. The finest imported heating conductors are used and the engineered fluorocarbon thermoplastic coating which insulates the  heating wires ensures lifetime durability.

These heaters  are laid directly between the under-felt and the wall-to-wall carpets. As the heater is in firm contact with the carpet, the warmth emanating from it, is felt within minutes.  Because of their design, the warmth is well distributed and not confined to a particular spot as with conventional heaters.  Furthermore, the room temperature can be regulated by means of a  thermostat with a built-in pilot light allowing the consumer to monitor his  comfort.

Flat bottomed, solid base furniture or mattresses must never be allowed to rest on top of a heater while switched on.  This will cause the heat to be trapped and the  unit will overheat.  This could result in the discolouring of the carpet surface.  A 20mm air-gap is needed between the furniture and the carpet for the heat to be able to dissipate.

In order to stay extremely competitive, the smart independent retail flooring centers have curbed and cut costs so that they can actually offer flooring to the consumer for a lower price than in years past. It could be a smart time right now to make that purchase.

Underfloor Heating For Wooden Floors

Warmup’s wafer thin underlaminate heater fits between the floor and underlay. If it wasn’t for the lovely warm feeling in the room, you would never know it had been fitted.

As the heating solution becomes part of the floor, with no hot or moving parts, you can still enjoy an uncluttered home, as well as a maintenance-free heating system. Best of all, this clean, silent and odour-free heating solution will not dry out the air or aggravate allergies.

Our underlaminate heaters are foil based, ensuring even heat distribution. Thanks to the technology, they are 100% waterproof, further acting as an earth shield over the internal core wire. Built with spring like flexibility, the core wire is a durable cushion that can withstand heavy furniture, snooker tables, stiletto heels and other household items, provided installation is done correctly.

The underlaminate heating pads are designed to never overheat and can be left on continuously. However due to the SAWALFA regulations for heating laminates, a floor sensor is to be installed under the pad, between the heating wires. The sensor works in conjunction with an intelligent Warmup thermostat, which ensures that the temperature never exceeds 27°C under the laminate. To ensure the laminate is heated evenly, at least 90% of the floor space must be covered with heating pads.

Underfloor Heating For Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring

Warmup’s custom-laid heating elements allow full coverage of the floor, evenly heating the vinyl tiles and gently radiating warmth into the room.

As the heating solution becomes part of the floor, with no hot or moving parts, you can still enjoy an uncluttered home, as well as a maintenance-free heating system. Best of all, this clean, silent and odour-free heating solution will not dry out the air or aggravate allergies.

The cable used beneath vinyls is designed never to overheat and can be left on continuously. However the vinyl flooring manufacturers specify that the floor temperature may not exceed 27’C. A floor sensor then must be used in conjunction with an intelligent Warmup thermostat to control the heating system accordingly. To ensure the vinyls are heated evenly, at least 90% of the floor space must be covered with the heating system.

Underfloor Heating For Tile Floors

Warmup’s custom-laid heating elements allow full coverage of the floor, making tiles warm, attractive and practical all year round.

As the heating solution becomes part of the floor, with no hot or moving parts, you can still enjoy an uncluttered home, as well as a maintenance-free heating system. This clean, silent and odour-free heating solution will not dry out the air or aggravate allergies.

While we recommend coverage of 50-60% of the floor area, up to 100% of the available floor area can be covered. The cable is extremely strong and has high electrical and mechanical strengths. The strong outer insulation is highly resistant to chemical attack. During installation this cable is covered with a resin coated fibreglass re-enforcing mesh, designed to protect the heating cable and add strength to the screed layer and tile adhesive. Best of all, our heating cables can be installed on new or existing floors.

You also get much more control over your heating as the underfloor heating is controlled by individual room thermostats. This means you can adjust your heating for specific rooms and according to whether anyone is in a particular room at any given time, rather than operating it via a central unit as many heating systems rely on. Overall, this means that underfloor heating is efficient, good for the environment and good for your energy bills, making it a very attractive option indeed.