Things To Know About Underfloor Heating

Underfloor heating is becoming a feature of many new homes. Is it worth it?

Underfloor Heating

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Floor heating is effortless to run and requires virtually no maintenance. Many systems come with Wi-Fi or programmable thermostats.

Even the most modern radiators take up space, so without radiators, the design possibilities are endless.

Traditional radiators need to run at a higher temperature to heat a room, whereas floor heating can run at a lower temperature, thereby cutting your energy bill.

Floor heating works with all floor coverings including wood and carpet, so you can make the most of grey laminate flooring like that found at (

Without hot metal radiators, you don’t need to worry about your family touching scalding radiators. Radiators also decrease oxygen levels and keep dust circulating a room.


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Underfloor heating can be costly. An average estimate for floor heating is around £100 per square meter, not including a qualified electrician. Water-based systems can be installed during a new build but often cost over £300 per square meter.

Most underfloor heating requires a compound over the top before flooring can be laid. This normally takes a day or two to set, on top of the installation time. Water-based systems can take as long as a week but are often installed in a new build.

Underfloor heating systems can raise the level of the floor by a few centimetres. Many choose to install insulation boards at the same time to maximise the heating efficiency.

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