Frequently Asked Questions
Feel free to call UK Floors Ltd if you have any questions about Underfloor Heating Systems and their installation but below are a few commonly asked questions….
Heating in your home or office where the heat supply is coming from the flooring. The two main types are wet and dry. Wet systems pump warm water through piping underneath the floor, dry systems use electric coils underneath the floor.
Whichever system the heat rises from the floor and then radiates throughout the rest of the room.
This depends on a number of things including the building’s general insulation and how well the boiler works/the type of boiler etc. Underfloor heating can make a very large difference with modern buildings, where this is an increasingly common option due to saving energy costs (by up to 50%) and obviously being a better environmental choice as well.
The Energy Saving Trust suggest with average insulation with an air to to water pump system savings on energy can be up to 20%. With a gas or oil fired boiler this is less. UK Floors Ltd will be happy to advise you about potential savings with regard to both the system being installed and the room it is being put in and your current heating supply.
Yes. If there is no space to raise the floor level then retrofitting is possible. The floor type will affect cost here though. Obviously if a floor is concrete this becomes more expensive to retrofit where as a floor using suspended timbers will be much easier to retrofit.
Condensing boilers work the best with systems like underfloor heating. Most modern boilers are condensing so this may depend on how old your boiler is. Again UK Floors Ltd will give advice on whether your boiler will work well with an underfloor heating system.
Stone, ceramic, terracotta tiling and wood, linoleum and carpet. Wood flooring though, may not be the best heat conductor and can also be more liable to expanding and contracting as the temperature rises or falls. Whilst underfloor heating can work effectively with carpet over the top this would ideally be with carpetes with less than 2.5 tog value (combined carpet and underlay)
This entirely depend on the floor type and the size of the room. For a small simple job this can be completed in a few days. However if it’s being installed before a concrete screed is laid over the top the screed can take several weeks to dry.
Not necessarily. This will depend on the type of floor you already have and the height of the room. UK Floors Ltd are happy to advise you on this.
UK Floors Ltd can advise you on the best system for your home or business.