Underfloor Heating

Underfloor Heating

Porcelain Stone Flooring from Livinghouse


You might be less than enthusiastic about walking through your house on a cold winter’s day because the floor is unbearably cold. People try all sorts of things – buying their weight in slippers might make for a slight improvement, simply staying in bed is another favoured option. But imagine waking up on the coldest day of the year to floors so warm you can walk across them in bare feet. Sound like a dream? Well, it’s actually a reality that a growing number of people are enjoying. Underfloor heating is a great way to ensure your home is warm where it counts.
If you are thinking about installing underfloor heating, you will want to consider a few things before you make that all important phone call.


Electrical Underfloor Heating Mat from Livinghouse

Floors of almost any material can benefit from underfloor heating, tile being particularly popular because is it more susceptible to cold in winter. The best time to install underfloor heating is when you are planning to install a new floor altogether. Underfloor heating cannot simply be slipped under your existing floor, the existing floor needs to be removed before installation can begin. So be sure that you understand that installing underfloor heating is not like installing other forms of heating, and the installation might prove an inconvenience if you planned to use the room it is being installed in, such as the kitchen.

Underfloor Heating and Other Forms of Heating
Heat rises, as everyone knows, and if you are just installing underfloor heating for the benefit of your cold feet, you’ll soon find that other forms of house heating become redundant. Underfloor heating can heat an entire room from the floor up.

Underfloor heating boasts style like no other household addition does. Although invisible, guests will no doubt delight in the surprise of stepping barefoot onto a tiled floor only to be greeted by unexpected warmth. Because underfloor heating is invisible, should you decide to do away with your sometime intrusive wall radiators, your entire heating system can be felt but not seen – the way it was meant to be. Underfloor heating is especially popular in homes adopting more minimal styles, but is so practical that almost any home style will benefit from it.

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