Warm floors in a bathroom is a coveted luxury, particularly in cold weather. Floor heating brings more heat to the bathroom and while they are usually tiled, there are floor heating systems to suit almost all types of floor finishes. When renovating a bathroom, read on for some tips of what to take into account before purchasing a system.
INSTALLATION OF THE SYSTEM IS EASY
Installation of floor heating is a simple process. Careful preparation and closely following manufacturer’s instructions will pre-empt many potential pitfalls. When looking to replace the bathroom floor, it is easy to combine installation of the system with the renovation process.
Proper water drainage and waterproofing of the designated area should be ensured for safety’s sake, whilst wiring of the thermostat should also be carried out by a qualified electrician. The type of system suitable will depend on the floor finish, sub-floor, and heated floor size. Visit our product pages to find a suitable system.
HEAT OUTPUT NEEDS TO BE HIGHER THAN HEAT LOSS
Other considerations include choosing a system that not only works with the floor finish but also one that is powerful enough to meet the heat requirements for the room in question. For instance, if a wet room is prone to high heat loss, it may be wise to choose a 200W/m² system for a higher output.
A heat loss calculation should be conducted before getting the system to ensure it meets the heating requirements for the bathroom. Putting down an insulated tile backer-board directly beneath the heating system to act as a thermal barrier is also highly recommended. This reduces the heat-up time and makes the system more efficient to run.
When not sure about what is required for the bathroom heating project, contact our expert team that will help to choose a bathroom floor heating system and ensure that everything needed is taken into consideration so the project goes smoothly.