1, Mar 2024
Impact of Thickness Water Underfloor Heating

Underfloor thickness water underfloor heating uses a network of pipes under your floor to heat the space in an efficient and effective manner. Warm water is circulated from a boiler or renewable ground/air heat pump, monitored and controlled by intelligent thermostats and underfloor heating controls for a system that’s flexible enough to be used in a wide range of environments.

Underfloor heat systems are designed to be installed over an existing concrete or timber substrate with insulation and a vapour barrier laid on top. This allows the installation of underfloor heating without having to dig out or remove any of the existing floor structure.

Ensuring Proper Thickness for Water Underfloor Heating Systems

The impact of the thickness of the underfloor heating screed during your renovation will have a direct impact on how your underfloor heating performs and how much warmth is delivered to your room. The thicker the screed, the more the system will take longer to heat up as it has a greater volume to heat up (similar to radiators).

Our Total-16 System was specifically developed to have as low an impact on your floor build-up height as possible. It uses an insulating board called DUO Board which consists of an EPS400 polystyrene sheet with a 200micron aluminium foil face which aids heat distribution. The DUO board is fitted with grooves pre-cut to 150mm spacings which the underfloor heating pipe is simply pressed into, creating a fast and easy system. Available in both 16mm and 12mm pipe depths.

Similarly to our Total-16 System we have a choice of electric underfloor heating systems that have minimal impact on your floor build-up heights. For example, our ThermoSphere Mesh system only requires a layer of tile adhesive and has a thin cold tail that can be hidden within the tiles to reduce the overall height.

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