Installing underfloor heating in your home? With winter well and truly upon us, underfloor heating can sound like an excellent idea – cosy feet all the time? Yes, please! But when it comes to installing underfloor heating, you need to consider what flooring you are going to put over the top to make the most of your new underfloor heating. With the best range of carpets Glasgow has on offer, and the expertise required to find the most appropriate flooring for your home, Joe Walker’s Flooring can help you!
Flooring Types Suitable for Underfloor Heating
- Stone and Tile
- Both Natural and Engineered Timber Flooring
- Underfloor Heating Carpets
Stone and Tile
One of the best types of flooring for underfloor heating is tile and stone due to their high thermal conductivity. This allows the heat from the underfloor heating pipes or wires, quickly and efficiently warming up the floor. When considering stone or tile for your underfloor heating, it is important to think about the thickness of the stone or tile. The thickness can have an impact on the warmth given off by your underfloor heating, which is why we recommend a thickness of no more than 20mm.
Underfloor Heating Carpet
When it comes to underfloor heating, carpet is an incredibly comforting, warm and cosy choice. Using underfloor heating and carpet provides an excellent feeling underfoot which is both warm and soft – perfect! If you go for underfloor heating, carpet is a great choice, but it is important that you find the right carpet for the job. The right carpet for underfloor heating should be no more than 2.5 tog, this will ensure that the heat is able to come through the carpet and warm up your home.
Vinyl and Laminate
Vinyl and Laminate are also great options for underfloor heating due to the thinness of the material which allows heat to pass through into the room. The majority of laminate flooring is suitable for underfloor heating; however, vinyl flooring may have a top floor temperature (typically 27 degrees Celsius) so double check before choosing vinyl!
Flooring for Underfloor heating
Looking to use underfloor heating? Carpet, vinyl, laminate, stone and tile are just some of the great options. At Joe Walker’s Flooring, we can help find the perfect flooring for your home which is suitable for use with underfloor heating.
Add warmth to your home with underfloor heating and flooring from Joe Walker’s Flooring!