Can you put water underfloor heating in concrete

October 28, 2022

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When it comes to renovating your house or taking on a complete new-build property, there are a few luxury items that many people deem to be essential nowadays. This includes water underfloor heating (or ‘wet’ underfloor heating) and electric underfloor heating. This heating type is hugely popular and a great luxury addition that buyers will love. You may have some initial questions before installing water underfloor heating in particular, so we’ve attempted to answer a few common queries below.

Can water underfloor heating be put in concrete

Yes, it can. In fact, when completing a new-build property development it is the perfect time to add your underfloor heating into concrete. You won’t have to rip up any existing flooring and you can lay the pipes precisely and effectively. Concrete thermal mass will retain heat and ensure that it is evenly distributed throughout the home. This makes it a fantastic flooring choice for those installing for the first time and anyone who needs a fast project completion.

What other types of flooring is water underfloor heating compatible with

Water underfloor heating is compatible with a surprising amount of different flooring types. Concrete is the most popular, but in reality, you can make most types of flooring work. This includes, but not limited to:

Wooden flooring – wooden flooring is a popular choice in many homes. With an on-trend aesthetic, it is easy to see why many people choose to opt for this flooring choice. Water underfloor heating can be paired successfully with wooden floors.

Carpeted flooring – it may surprise you to know that water underfloor heating can be placed beneath carpet. Wool carpets make a great choice as they can help heat to transfer evenly throughout the home. Carpeted floors also add a cosy and warm feel to any property, making them a fantastic choice for families and large households.

Lino flooring – lino is cheap to install, making it a popular choice for renovations and new-builds. There are many different colours and textures these days when it comes to making your choice.

Tiled flooring – installing water underfloor heating underneath tiles is possible but if your floor tiles are expensive you may want to bear this in mind in the event of any repairs or lifting of flooring required.

Can water underfloor heating be left on

Water underfloor heating can be left on continuously if desired. This may be useful during the colder autumn and winter months to prevent condensation. Keeping your property at one consistent temperature is the perfect way to keep your family warm and retain heat within the home.

Is underfloor heating a good choice for commercial businesses

Many companies choose to install water underfloor heating thanks to the added space and decor options it allows. Boutique stores and large stylish showrooms could all benefit from using underfloor heating throughout their premises. Be sure to choose a reliable underfloor heating supplier to ensure that you receive high-quality and long-lasting products. This way you can rest assured that they won’t break or easily damage.


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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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