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Underfloor Heating Under Vinyl



Heating Under Vinyl and LVTs

Heating under vinyl is possible. Vinyl flooring and luxury vinyl tiles (LVT), including Amtico and Karndean ranges, are well suited for use with underfloor heating. This easy to clean, strong and durable floor finish is perfectly complemented by a low-maintenance floor heating system, creating a luxurious and warm to the touch finish to any room.

It is important to make sure that the system gives enough heat output so that you can fully enjoy the comfort of having the system. This is why a heat loss calculation should be obtained when looking to get underfloor heating for vinyl floors. If you need help with this, our expert team is happy to help you on +1 (888)927-6333.


Underfloor Heating for Vinyl Floors

Warmup offers a wide range of electric heating systems for heating under vinyl. Warmup loose cable (NADWS), Heating Mat (NADWM) and DCM-PRO heating systems are compatible with vinyl floor coverings. We recommend using an insulated underlay (WIU) for maximum energy efficiency with the electric heating systems.

When using the system with vinyl flooring, the floor temperature should not exceed 81°F (27°C). This is safeguarded by using a thermostat and indicating in the setup that the system is being used with vinyl flooring. If you are thinking of getting the system and installing it under vinyl flooring, take a look at our room thermostats which are designed for use with vinyl flooring. The thermostat gives you total control of your heating settings and allows you to enjoy a warm room when desired with no wasted energy by heating the room when this is not required.




To ensure effective performance of the system, everything above the heater, including underlay, overlay and final floor finish need to be in the limits set below. It is not recommended to install the system if the limits below are not met. This may hinder the performance of the system and result in the system not working as desired.

 

Transfer of heat limits
Tog No more than 2.5
RSI  No more than 0.25
R-Value (US) No more than 1.42
U-Value No less than 4.0

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