Better heat retention…
Insulation plays a key role in maximising the efficiency of under floor heating.
The use of an insulated tile-backer board will in almost all cases reduce the warm up time and subsequent running costs of the system. They make a significant difference when the system is being used as a primary heat source on an un-insulated floor or where quick warm-up times are desirable such as a conservatory.
Those who choose not to use insulation boards will experience a greater heat loss through their floors as shown in the diagrams on the below.
Consider your room development stage
In new builds floor insulation boards should be considered at the design stage. However where underfloor heating is being installed in a current building, taking up un-insulated floors can prove difficult and instead a better option is to lay insulation boards on top of the floors.
There are a variety of boards on the market, all of which are of a fairly similar high quality design and efficiency. All are designed to meet the meet the needs of underfloor heating and are capable of supporting thin screeds, tiled floors or wood/laminate floors directly. The boards offer high strength a low thermal conductivity making them perfect for all electric underfloor heating systems. There are three types available to purchase from our online shop.
Insulation Board Pros
- Improved Heat Retention
- High Strength
- Rot Resistant
- Light Weight
- Easy to Handle
- Easy to cut and shape
- Load Bearing 30 tonnes/m2
Below are two diagrams, they show you the difference that floor insulation can provide to your room regarding heat retention. The uninsulated room gradually looses some of its heat leaving a room colder and costing you more energy in replacing the lost heat.