Floor heating systems are designed to provide you with a comfortable environment. You can walk on the floor and it will never feel hot in touch. Radiant floor heating system is comfortable and affordable heating method for any home. These are not only efficient but also silent and easy to install and eco friendly also. Different kind of flooring is used in a home and we need to know which one will be the best for underfloor heated floors system. The best flooring for underfloor heating is flooring with good conductivity as it heats up quicker, gives more heat output and is more efficient to run. But it doesn’t mean that underfloor heating systems could not be used under less conductive material. In this article we are going to provide you the detail of different kind of floorings that are best suited for the floor heating system.
Many times people have thought that wooden flooring will not work properly with the floor heating systems. Different type of wood flooring have different Thermal Properties, as such there are differences in their suitability for use with underfloor heating systems. MostDance Floors are suitable for underfloor heated system. Engineered flooring is the best kind of wood flooring used with these heated systems. There are other wooden floor which are also suitable for the under floor system like solid hardwood or softwood, parquet floor, bamboo etc.
Laminated flooring is easy and cost effective option. This synthetic floor simulates wood and offers a stain and scratch resistant floor finish. Laminates are suitable for underfloor heating system, but it should be checked with the flooring manufacturer before installing the system.
Rubber flooring is quite effective with underfloor heating system. Solid rubber flooring is usually very conductive making it heat up fast and provide high heat output.
Tile, stone and polished screed:
The best type of flooring to use with heated floor system is stone and tile. Stone and tile have higher thermal conductivity means heat transfer to the floor surface very quickly.