Tile and Stone
Tile and stone are one of the best flooring materials to warm. They are naturally cold, excellent conductors of heat and have an impressive impact with floor heating.
Hard floors become luxurious, cosy and eliminate the need for conventional forced air heating.
Tile and stone are by far the most popular flooring materials to heat with underfloor heating and Comfort Heat offers a range if different installation options depending on your construction.
Keep tiles floor cosy in winter
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.
Hydronic slab underfloor heating is ideal for large areas, 80m2+, where the slab is used as heat storage, creating thermal mass. The slab can heat during off peak times then slowly release the heat during peak periods, making in slab heating ideal when all day heating is required. Not ideal for holiday homes or small rooms as in slab heating can take 24-48 hours for the slab to heat up, depending on slab thickness and insulation.
Hydronic screed underfloor heating has a faster response time than slab heating. Any type of floor covering can be installed on top of screed underfloor heating providing you do not penetrate the sand and cement screed.
All products are available in DIY kits and controlled via a floor sensing thermostat ensuring a consistent and comfortable temperature.