Underfloor heating works by circulating warm water through a series of continuous pipe loops fitted underneath the floor. The pipework creates a large radiant surface which heats the home from the floor upwards. This radiant form of heating is very different to the convected heat provided by radiators. The use of radiant heat rather than convected heat will provide a number of significant benefits.
The main advantage of underfloor heating is it’s high level of performance. Radiant heat means that the warmth is concentrated where it is needed most. Room temperatures higher up are usually around 2 degrees C lower than at floor level. So it’s perfect for human comfort!
It’s highly controllable too. Each room can be made into a separate zone, varying heat output according to the time of day and location. It provides uniform heat even in the largest rooms, with no cold spots and no draughts caused by air circulation.
Underfloor heating is also extremely discrete. With nothing showing above floor level, it does not interfere with living space or room décor. This leaves floor and wall space free to design as required.
Underfloor heating is even a practical option. It can be used with most types of floors and floor coverings. It is also suitable for use with all sorts of wet central heating systems. It is easy to install and gives a number of usage options. It can be installed throughout, on one level only or in individual rooms. It can be used alone or combined with radiators or other heating solutions.