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The underfloor heating system is indeed the most efficient and affordable type of room heating systems available today. It is easy to get the system installed, and it takes less amount of time to set it up. Moreover, the cost associated with its installation and set up as well as maintenance are also very less.

However, this does not mean that you should avoid the floor coverings when you plan to install an Underfloor heating system. Having a good floor covering will enable better heat transfer to the surface of the floor and will also help boost heat output. Hence, below mentioned are some of the flooring options you can consider to use when you plan on installing an Underfloor heating system:

  • Polished screed and synthetic resins:

One of the most common floor coverage being used these days in domestic properties is polished screed and synthetic resins. As these come with the durable and tough finish, people prefer to use these with their Underfloor heating system. Screed naturally has good thermal conductivity and is thus suited to be used with such a system. Moreover, pairing polished screed and synthetic resins together removes the worry of ‘cold touch’ which is often linked with selecting a hard-wearing floor.

  • Vinyl:

Vinyl flooring is available in a wide range of good finishes and is highly durable. This is a reason why this type of flooring is a popular choice for an Underfloor heating system. Vinyl tiles tend to heat as well as cool down very fast. Moreover, such flooring will limit the top floor heat output to generally 27 degree Celsius to prevent discoloration of the vinyl tiles. Hence, such flooring is not suggested for regions having high heat losses like conservatories.

Finally, one thing that you should not forget is to consult or get services of a level 2 electrician Parramatta so you can make sure that electrical aspects are installed correctly.

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  • Ceramic:

Ceramic or stone flooring is the best floor coverage material one can lay over an Underfloor heating system. Such tiles are excellent heat conductors with very little resistance and have a thin profile which thus makes them a popular choice among many people. Moreover, these floor covering are easy to clean and maintain as well.

  • Carpet and rug:

Carpet or rug can also be laid over an Underfloor heating system, provided that the carpet or the rug’s material doesn’t restrict heat transfer or acts like a thermal insulator. It is important to have an overall tog value of the carpet as well as the underlay together not exceeding over 2.5 tog to allow the system to offer adequate amount of heat.

  • Wood and laminates:

Engineered woods and laminates come with good structural stability which helps them perform incredibly along with the Underfloor heating system. Engineered wood flooring can be used directly over the system as a floating floor or can be nailed to the bolts of the joists. Both strong hardwoods, as well as softwoods, are conduct heat but always check the thermal properties and sustainability for the use of the wood with the system before the purchase.

Hence, consider these options to enjoy underfloor heating under the flooring material you have opted for.