10 Best underfloor heating of 2018

  • 50 Square Foot Under Tile Heating Mat, Mat is 20" Wide x 30'...
  • Highest Quality Heating Cable, Twisted Pair for Zero EMF,...
  • Mesh can be cut (do not cut wire) to heat other shapes.
  • 30 Square Foot Under Tile Heating Mat, Mat is 20" Wide x 18'...
  • Highest Quality Heating Cable, Twisted Pair for Zero EMF,...
  • Mesh can be cut (do not cut wire) to heat other shapes.
  • 15 Square Foot Under Tile Heating Mat, Mat is 20" Wide x 9'...
  • Highest Quality Heating Cable, Twisted Pair for Zero EMF,...
  • Mesh can be cut (do not cut wire) to heat other shapes.
  • Mat size: 20" wide x 6.1ft long
  • Voltage: 120V; Amps: 1A; Watts: 120W;
  • Heating cable is only 1/8" thick and will not raise floors...
  • 50 Square Foot Under Tile Heating Mat, Mat is 20" Wide x 30'...
  • Highest Quality Heating Cable, Twisted Pair for Zero EMF,...
  • Mesh can be cut (do not cut wire) to heat other shapes.
  • SunTouch Mats are the choice for easy installation of floor...
  • 15 SF SunTouch Mat contains one 30-Inch x 6 Ft mat
  • Installs under Tile or Stone, Laminate, Floating Hardwood
  • Makes installation of a long lasting calming floor heat...
  • Can be cut to fit your space and is ready to accept floor...
  • Heating zones are easily customizable using loose cable into...
  • 100 Sq Ft Heating Mat, 20 inches wide x 61 feet long, 120V,...
  • The wire is pre-spaced at 3.55 inch, let the temperature of...
  • Radiant Floor-Warming Mat offers an ultra-thin, low-profile...
  • 10 Square Foot Under Tile Heating Mat, Mat is 20" Wide x 6'...
  • Highest Quality Heating Cable, Twisted Pair for Zero EMF,...
  • Mesh can be cut (do not cut wire) to heat other shapes.
  • Area Coverage: 20 sqft @ 2" spacing; 30 sqft @ 3" spacing...
  • Heating Cable Length: 120ft + cold lead (10ft)
  • Voltage: 120V; Output: 360W (3W/ft.); Amperage: 3 Amps

Underfloor heating advisor

With a underfloor heating enjoy more living comfort

Even the ancient Romans knew the advantages of a underfloor heating but then their knowledge fell into oblivion for many centuries. In Germany, this special way of tempering comfortable living rooms only experienced a renaissance in the 1970s. Meanwhile, almost 50% of builders opt for one underfloor heating and also some old buildings will be equipped with underfloor heating during conversion and renovation projects. The advantages are obvious: there is no room for radiatorneeded and the rooms can be designed more freely, without having to take into account the needs of the heating system.

The warmth underfoot is perceived as pleasant. It is not for nothing that people say that you should keep your head cool and your feet warm. Another advantage is that low-temperature heating – which includes the underfloor heating – heat particularly efficiently. These heating systems are operated with low flow temperatures. This is why underfloor heating systems can be perfectly operated in combination with environmentally friendly heat pumps and solar thermal systems.

And also for health reasons is one underfloor heating highly recommended. Mold fungi and house dust mites have no chance in uniformly tempered rooms and the burden of dust in the room air is significantly reduced. Partly, underfloor heating systems are also used today to cool or air-condition rooms.

Structure and mode of operation

There are two types of underfloor heating systems. There are electric and hot water heaters. If the room is to be electrically heated, resistance cables or heating foils with incorporated heating elements are laid in the screed. Electric heaters have the advantage that they can be laid very flat. This kind of underfloor heating lends itself to isolated applications (for example in the bathroom). Most builders, however, opt for hot water heating systems. In this type of floor heating, plastic or copper pipes are laid in the heating screed, through which the heated water is passed. Plastic pipes have the advantage that they are easy to lay and cheaper than copper. However, only so-called ‚cross-linked‘, oxygen-tight plastics may be used. Otherwise, the boiler could be damaged by corrosion.

When planning underfloor heating, a good compromise must be found between costs (material and installation costs) and even heat distribution. The pipes are laid meandering or helical. If the distance between the pipes is about 15 cm to 30 cm, the temperature differences when entering the floor are barely noticeable. Even more even heat distribution can be achieved through modular laying technology. Recent developments in this area include plastic capillary tube mats. These mats consist of a composite of many capillaries, which have a diameter of about 4 mm to 5 mm.

In addition, heating specialists distinguish between wet and dry systems. With the wet system, the pipes are inserted into the screed. In order to fix the heating pipes to the floor surface, there are various possibilities. The floor of the room can be designed, for example, with support mats, to which the pipes are fastened by means of metal clips. Alternatively, the tubes can be mounted on a plastic studded plate or fixed by means of Velcro strips on a support mat, which is provided on the surface with a nonwoven layer.

Subsequent installation of underfloor heating

So-called drying systems are preferably used when a floor heating is to be installed subsequently in an old building. In such projects, the client has the problem that laying the heater raises the floor level. This means, among other things, that all doors must be adapted. Drying systems have the advantage that they apply relatively little, because the pipes are introduced into the insulating layer. There are special carrier insulations are used, which have groove and Wärmeleitlamellen. Also recommended are dry screed panels with milled grooves, in which the heating pipes can be fixed.

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