Kitchen and Living
Have your kitchen and living areas warm on those cold winter mornings before you come downstairs. Underfloor heating eliminates the need for stuffy air forced heating systems and can be programmed to turn up and down during the day, ensuring you save energy and still maintain a cosy and comfortable home.
Keeping the heart of the home warm
Below are a few of the different product options we recommend for this area depending on your construction and floor covering.
Electric slab underfloor heating is installed prior to the slab pour. Slab heating can have any type of floor covering installed on top providing you do not penetrate the slab. Slab heating can be warmed overnight, during off peak electricity rates, and release that heat during the day due to slabs having excellent thermal mass. More responsive heating can be installed closer to the floor surface.
Electric screed underfloor heating is installed directly on the sub floor and must be covered by a sand and cement screed. Electric screed system has a fast response time and will heat up within 1-2 hours.
Electric thin mat underfloor heating is used when no screed is being laid, due to floor height limitations. Adding minimal height to your floor levels, the thin mat system sits within the tiles glue. A thin layer of Ardit can be laid on top at your tilers’ discretion. Electric thin mat system has a fast response time and will heat up within 1-2 hours.
Timber flooring can be installed over slab, screed or thin underfloor heating systems providing the floor is not penetrated.
Electric carpet & timber underfloor heating mats are designed to sit under floating timber floors or carpet. Taped on top of the underlay, the foil mats system it 1mm thin and evenly distributes the heat offering flexible temperature control you can quickly turn on and off.
If heating areas larger that 80m2, for long periods of time, a hydronic system may be an option. Set-up expenses of a hydronic system are greater than an electric system but are highly economic when comparing the running costs for large areas.
All products are available in DIY kits and controlled via a floor sensing thermostat ensuring a consistent and comfortable temperature.