Tile and Stone
Tile and stone floors are ideal for use with an underfloor heating system as they heat up fast and retain heat well, making the system efficient to run.
Even though tiles are most often associated with kitchen and bathroom flooring, this durable and easy to clean surface is great for use in other areas too such as corridors and laundry rooms. Due to the low thermal resistance and high thermal mass of tile and stone, they are also perfect for sunrooms and other areas with high heat loss. Tile and stone flooring can be heated up to 84°F (29°C).
Compatible with Electric and Hydronic Systems
When choosing your tile flooring, you should note that the thickness of the tile will impact the heat-up time, where a thicker tile will take slightly longer to warm-up compared to a thinner one. However, there is no significant change in the power output.
Tiles made from materials such as cork or rubber are normally not suitable for use with underfloor heating.
Underfloor heating takes the chill off tiles and the control of your heating using a thermostat means that your home is warm when desired, without heating a room when it is not being used and wasting energy.
These hard surface floor finishes are suitable for use with both electric and hydronic underfloor heating systems. If you’re looking to get underfloor heating for tiles, our wide range of products guarantees that we have the perfect solution for heating your tile or stone floor.
The system can be installed by a DIY person or a professional installer. All electrical work, including connecting the thermostat must be completed by a certified electrician only. When installing a floor heating system with tile or stone flooring, flexible adhesive and grout should be used to allow for normal thermal movement. There are a variety of systems suitable for these materials, from electric to water based solutions.