Floor heating is the modern heating solution – creating the perfect temperature, making you feel warm and comfortable from the moment you enter the room.
Warmup Floor Heating Systems
You can find a system that is a perfect match for your project from the Warmup underfloor heating product range. Warmup’s systems are a result of over 22 years of experience and rigorous research and development. As a result, you can rest assured the best possible floor heating system in the market, with a 30-Year warranty.
Electric underfloor heating provides warmth throughout the whole room, giving a whole new meaning to heating and comfort.
Increase safety and convenience by keeping homes, buildings, driveways and paths snow-free and frost-protected with our wide range of outdoor heating solutions.
Choosing the correct floor heating thermostat is crucial in ensuring that your heating system works the best possible way, efficiently and easily.
Floor Coverings Compatible with Floor heating
Radiant heating is compatible with almost all floor finishes. Pay attention to the thermal conductivity of the floor type when choosing the best flooring to go with your floor heating. Thermal conductivity means how well the flooring material transfers heat from the heater to the surface of the floor. The better, the more efficient heating system you will have.
Installing an underfloor heating system under wood flooring is an ideal way to enhance the natural luxury of a beautiful wood floor.
Underfloor heating systems are a great way to add a sense of cosiness and warmth to compliment your soft carpet flooring.
Vinyl flooring and luxury vinyl tiles (LVT), including Amtico and Karndean ranges, are well suited for use with underfloor heating.
Underfloor Heating vs. Baseboards and Heat Vents
Your choice of heating system determines the way heat is distributed. Underfloor heating produces radiant heat which makes you feel warm. The term radiant heating is used as radiation and is responsible for a significant proportion of the “thermal comfort” achieved by this form of heating.
Baseboards and Heat Vents work by heating the air surrounding them, using convection. The heated air rises towards the ceiling and once this warm air has cooled down, it falls down to the ground level to be heated by the convection of the baseboards and heat vents again. This creates a flow of hot and cold air and inevitably hot and cold spots, where areas near to the baseboards and heat vents are warmer than the areas elsewhere in the room.
Floor Heating Efficiency and Comfort
The way the heat is distributed impacts the efficiency and comfort of the heating system. Radiant heat warms objects directly and it maintains the natural humidity in a room, whereas convection of warm air tends to reduce humidity, which can make the heated area feel stuffy.
If the whole floor of the room is heated then radiant heat gives a very even spread of heat, whereas convected heating heats one area initially and then takes some time to circulate to reach the required comfort levels. Rising air temperature through convected heating can cause discomfort and overheating, which in turn can reduce oxygen levels, and ultimately cause breathing problems if the air is too warm.