Underfloor Heating Flooring Options

Underfloor Heating Flooring Options

Quarry Tiles, Regular Tiles, Screed Natural Stone & Underfloor Heating

Quarry tiles, regular tiles, screed and natural stone for Underfloor Heating systems go perfectly with quarry tiles, regular tiles and natural stone. The tubes can be laid in the concrete/screed sub-layer. The tiles (ceramic, stone or quarry) are fixed on top of this layer. Be sure to use an adhesive that is suitable for floor heating.

Textile, Nylon Floor Covering & Underfloor Heating

You can, of course, use cotton, woollen or nylon floor covering, as long as the carpet's insulation value is not too high. Bear in mind that the carpet's fixed foam layer should not be thicker than 3mm and the total thickness of the carpet should not exceed 10mm.

Carpet Covering & Underfloor Heating

Do you prefer Lino or Marmoleum? No problem. Spread this floor covering over the dry floor structure. It can be laid loosely or glued down with self-curing glue. However, we would advise you to avoid carpet underlays and before you glue, it is a good idea to let the floor heating run for at least ten days so that moisture can evaporate from the sand cement screed.

Hardwood Floors & Underfloor Heating

Floor heating and wood are a stylish combination. Hardwoods such as oak, teak and Merbau (Indonesian hardwood) lend themselves perfectly to this. However, always enquire about the suitability of your wood floor in advance. After all, wood is still a natural product.

Underfloor Heating Flooring Considerations

What should you take into consideration?

Always seek advice on floor finishes. Here are some points to note. Always have the sub-floorproperly checked for strength, flatness, cracks and moisture content. The wood should not be nailed to the sub-floor. Use battens, interlocking boards or glue the wood to the sub-floor.

Before you lay the floor, let the floor heating run for at least fourteen days, so that the sand cement screed is completely dry. Then turn off the floor heating for 24 hours before you lay the floor. If gluing let the glue layer dry for five to eight days after you have laid the wood floor. Then slowly start heating up the floor.

New Houses and Refurbishments with Underfloor Heating

Underfloor Heating for New Houses - For houses and apartments As the floors in newly built houses are properly insulated, it is possible to have the pipes installed directly into the structural floor. An extra layer of insulation between the structural floor and the screed need not be necessary.

Do you want to have floor heating in a newly built apartment? Depending on the construction, Eatheat can offer you the acoustic insulation that you need. Current building requirements dictate that the structurally borne sounds from your neighbour's property will not enter your home.

Underfloor Heating for Renovating Your Home

When refurbishing your home, different aspects play a role. In general, the floor is not insulated. If major renovation is being carried out the insulation can be incorporated, together with the underfloor heating, in the replacement construction. Alternative ways of installing systems over existing floors exist - these should be discussed with your installer.

If there is insufficient load-bearing capacity, an IFD floor is the solution. With an IFD floor, the pipes are installed in grooves in the insulation. This requires thermal conduction plates to enable proper heat transference. All in all, the IFD system is characterised by a low weight and a low construction height.

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