Tile and stone floors are ideal for use with a floor heating system due to their low thermal resistance and their high thermal mass. Using ceramic tiles and stone with electric floor heating systems results in a fast heat-up time and efficient operation of the system.

RAPID HEAT UP TIME

As stone and tile flooring tend to have good thermal conductivity, the floor heats up fast saving energy. The thickness will have an impact on the heat-up time where a thicker tile will take slightly longer to warmup compared to a thinner one, but there is no significant change in the power output. Depending on the room size and insulation, the floor can heat up in 10 to 12 minutes based on a 50mm insulation board with a 200W/m² heating system being installed.

NOT ONLY FOR KITCHENS AND BATHROOMS

Even though tiles are most often associated with kitchen and bathroom flooring, this easy to clean and durable surface is great for use in other areas such as corridors and laundry rooms. Floor heating will add comfort to these areas too, and by controlling it with a room thermostat, a comfortable temperature is reached when desired, without wasting energy heating a room when is not in use.

FLOOR HEATING INSTALLATION

When installing a floor heating system with tile or stone flooring, flexible adhesive and grout should be used to allow for normal thermal movement. There are a variety of systems suitable for these materials.

Tiles made from materials such as cork or rubber are normally not suitable for use with floor heating.

Try our product pages to find the correct system for the project.

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