Underfloor central heating systems (i.e. heated floors) work by pumping a flow of warm water through plastic tubing that’s laid within the floor. The water can come from any heat source and because the area emitting heat is large, sufficient warmth is provided. Even on a cold winter’s night there will no need for supplementary heating.
Heating which can be permanently built into solid concrete or screed floors. Insulation is built into the floor as required by building regulations directly beneath a screed floor panel. The heating pipe is simply “walked in” and is permanently covered by screed. Floating wooden or stone / tiles or standard carpet / vinyl floor covering may be used.
Heating may be installed in floating floors above an existing solid or timber floor. Pipe is simply “pressed in” to the preformed heat emitter plate, which sits in grooves within the floating floor insulation panel. Standard tongue and groove floorboard is laid above the system and any floor covering may be used.
Heating can be installed between the joists of a suspended floor, either from above or from below. Alternatively heating pipes can be laid between battens above the joists. Standard tongue and groove floorboard is laid above the system and any floor covering may be used.