Underfloor heating is becoming an increasingly popular method of heating our homes. It is an ideal partner for renewable heating systems as they operate effectively at low running temperatures, and come with a host of benefits over conventional radiators. There are many methods of installing underfloor heating, each taylored towards a different building types and structures. Below is a list of underfloor heating types with a breif description.
Types of underfloor heating systems
Floor Screed Underfloor heating. This type of underfloor heating system is typically installed during a new/custom build, an extension or during extensive renovation works. The system works by laying pipe in the upper floor screed, and using that scrred as a thermal mass to heat the space. There are a number of ways of implementing this method, but hte most common is to fix the underfloor heating pipes to a layer of insulation underneath the screed.
Overboard Underfloor heating. This type of underfloor heating system is typically used in two situations. The first is to install underfloor heating on a timber floor, either new or existing. The second is to use the overboard as a low profile system on an existing cement based floor. The overboard system can be as thin as 18mm deep.
Low profile screed underfloor heating system. This system is typically used in renovation works. With a total profile of just 20mm and a solid floor finish this is diverse solution to adding underfloor to any home. It can be laid on an existing cement floor or a timber floor alike. And by adding thin liquid screed over the top of the system you can level your flooring at the same time if need be.