Laminate Flooring And Underfloor Heating
Underfloor heating is no longer an expensive luxury and advances in technology now mean that it can be a wonderful addition to any room. Because modern underfloor heating systems emit a gentle radiant heat over the whole area of the room, they are suitable for use with many laminate floorings, making your floor practical as well as beautiful. This type of heat distribution is very comfortable as there are no hot spots in the room.
Which Underfloor Heating to Choose
There are many heating systems on the market, and it can be difficult to choose which one is best for you. A highly recommended system is The Ecofilm system. It can be used as a primary heat source in a well-insulated room, and comes with a 10-year guarantee against manufacturing defects. The heating is connected to a timer thermostat, which offers full flexibility and control.
It is very easy to lay underfloor heating under laminate flooring or engineered wood floor. The subfloor should be nice and even. A layer of insulation designed for use with heated wood floors should be laid. This will minimise heat loss, act as a sound deadener and support your floor like a traditional underlay. Then you can lay your heating elements. These can be fitted very easily as they are normally just rolled out onto the floor. You should take care not to overlap the elements at this point. After laying a vapour barrier, you are ready to put the floor of your choice down; this is laid in the normal way. Then all that is left for you to do is to have the thermostat connected.