Not sure what type of underfloor heating you need? Let us help you

 

Not sure what type of underfloor heating you need? Let us help you
  • First thing to do is measure your floor !
  • You will need to work out two measurements first the Full area , you can do this by multiplying the width by the length of the room in meters,this will give you the total square meterage.
  • Next take away the size of any fixed objects now you will have the measurements for the amount of insulation you require and if your floor covering is carpet or vinyl it will also give you the amount of dual overlay require.
  • Lastly take 10% away from the full area measurement and that will give you the Heated area this is the measurement you need to know so you can buy the underfloor heating mat you require.Take time to watch the video below which will explain this in greater detail.
  • Example if the width of your room is 4 meters and the length is 2 meters 4m x 2m = 8m2 you will need 8m2 of insulation and or dual overlay then 8m - 10% = 7.2m2 round this number down to the nearest m2 so it would become 7m2 this is the size of heat mat you require.
  • The second question that needs answering is what type of floor covering will you be installing? Below you will find examples to help you make the correct purchase.

If your floor covering is going to be tiles or stone you will need the following

Insulation boards  Stickymat or Loose wire (loose wire is perfect for smaller rooms like bathrooms or small kitchens)  then choose a thermostat if you would like a thermostat that you can control with your phone or tablet then the 4iE is for you.

The system is available in a choice of 150 W/m² and 200 W/m² heat outputs.150W/m2 mats are for standard rooms like bathrooms , 200W/m2 are designed for areas of higher heat loss for example conservatories and kitchens or rooms with large doors like bi-folds.

If your floor covering is going to be Laminate of engineered wood you will need the following

Insulated underlay + foil heater and a thermostat 

 

If your floor covering is going to be Carpet or Vinyl like Karndeen or Amtico you will need the following

Insulated underlay + foil heater +Dual overlay and a thermostat