Underfloor Heating is mostly seen as a Luxury, to go along side Central Heating systems with the purpose of keeping your feet warm on usually cold Floor tiles, But these systems are not simply ‘Tile Heaters’ or ‘feet warmers’, they are ‘Underfloor Heating Systems’, Capable of Heating Entire Homes. In a fair few modern houses, Radiators are not being used at all, Underfloor heating is being installed throughout, with the Correct Insulation, Underfloor Heating becomes Economically, Environmentally and Speed efficient. Radiators give off heat from the wall on which they are placed, meaning heat is only truly felt when near the Radiator itself, the Heat also Rises from the radiator, up the wall, rather than outwards into the centre of the room, meaning Heat is lost through the Ceiling of the room. Data from The Hundreds of Air and Floor sensors in the Warmup Test Lab have illustrated exactly why standard radiators systems are so inefficient when compared to floor heating. The Heat Signatures from Radiators are the opposite of the “Ideal Heat Signature”, Underfloor Heating releases heat upwards from all areas of the floor, meaning the heat is evenly distributed throughout the whole room, meaning you’re warm, wherever you are. We stock two Brands of Underfloor Heating, the Warmup and Rapid Rise Underfloor Heating Matting and Wiring. These systems are easy to install underneath floor tiles.
Warmup Underfloor Heating
Warmup are the Leaders in Underfloor Heating Manufacture, with a Lifetime warranty on all their products, the confidence they have in their products is well earned. Warmup deal with all aspects of underfloor heating, Under Tile Heating being their main products, to go under floor tiles but they also do heating systems for Laminate, Lino, Floorboards, Tarmac etc.
Rapid Rise Underfloor Heating
Rapid Rise Underfloor Heating is a cheaper alternative to the Warmup Systems, the only differences being, Rapid rise are exclusively Uder Tile Heaters, have a 2mm thicker wire on the their matts and have a 10year guarantee on their matts, not lifetime. But has exactly the same heating times and fuel costs, especially if used with insulation boarding. So if you are planning on using the system under floor tiles then this system will work for you.
Insulation Boards, when used in conjunction with Underfloor Heating Systems can lower running costs by up to 50%, while reducing your carbon footprint and the room will heat up quicker.
Warmup Claim that Insulation boards can pay for themselves in as little as 2 ½ years. The Thicker the Board, the better its insulating quality, but with flooring, the height of the floor will be a factor.