Why choose underfloor heating?
Underfloor heating is a great alternative to the more traditional ways of heating your home, especially if you are thinking of revamping your bathroom and kitchen soon.
It removes the need for radiators, freeing up space in the home while helping to save you money on your heating bills in the process.
Plus, underfloor heating works brilliantly with tiles, giving you a long-lasting, high-end finish to your future underfloor heating installation.
Read on to learn more about underfloor heating and why it’s the cost-effective way to heat your home in the future.
What are the different types of underfloor heating?
There are two main types of underfloor heating available – electric (dry) and wet.
Electric (dry) underfloor heating
Wet underfloor heating
Wet underfloor heating uses a system of pipes instead connected to your central heating. These pipes carry hot water, giving out heat as they go in a comparable way to traditional radiators.
Is it easy to fit underfloor heating?
While water-based underfloor heating systems require specialist support, electric underfloor heating is relatively straightforward to fit under your tiles for a competent DIY-er.
And, if you need support, Tile Warehouse has all the help and advice you need to successfully install underfloor heating in your home as well as a wide selection of floor tiles suitable for underfloor heating together with range of trade quality tools and accessories to help you complete your project.
When connecting electrical systems, we always recommend that a fully qualified electrician carry out the work in your home.
Is underfloor heating more efficient?
One of the main reasons for the popularity of underfloor heating is that it heats your rooms far more efficiently than traditional methods such radiators through the use of radiant heat technology. Radiators work by heating the air around them rather than the room as a whole. Underfloor heating on the other hand heats the room evenly from below.
This means that underfloor heating can operate at much lower temperatures and still be as effective at keeping your bathroom or kitchen warm. This will help you save money on your gas and electricity bills, as you won’t need to use as much energy as you would do with traditional radiators to keep your home heated.
How much does underfloor heating cost to run?
Underfloor heating systems are more energy efficient than other forms of central heating. The cost of installation will vary due to the area and complexity of the system that is being fitted as well as the tariff being charged by your energy provider.
We would always recommend installing underfloor heating as part of a new floor tiling project to help keep your costs to a minimum.
The pros and cons of underfloor heating
Underfloor heating uses radiant heat to distribute warmth around the room, rather than just heating the air within the room (as would be the case with traditional heating systems)
Cheaper to run
Underfloor heating is cheaper to run than conventional gas central heating systems due to their energy efficient technology, helping to drive down your energy bills.
Goes perfectly with tiles
Tiles perfectly partner underfloor heating giving your under-tile system a high-end, long-lasting finish.
Underfloor heating does away with radiators and piping, creating extra space in your home that can be used for other purposes.
If you are not planning on a re-vamp anytime soon of your bathroom or kitchen floor, then removing your existing tiles to lay underfloor heating can be an unnecessary expense.
Layout of your room
Underfloor heating systems can restrict what you can place on the floor as certain fixtures and fittings can’t sit on top of underfloor heating.
Are underfloor heating systems guaranteed?
The Rise underfloor heating system provided by Tile Warehouse comes with a lifetime warranty backed by an installation accident Safeguard guarantee. Plus, all Rise underfloor heating systems have independently tested by TÜV Rheinland UK for added peace of mind.
Need more information?
If you have any questions regarding choosing the right underfloor heating for your home, then feel free to contact our Customer Services team using our web chat facility.