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Electric Underfloor Heating Systems

Uheat specialises in supplying underfloor heating solutions. With over 20 years experience and a UK based team, we are here to help. Browse our Electric Underfloor Heating Systems and Solutions below for more information, or press the link below to get a free quote.

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Our Electric Underfloor Heating Product Range:

Click the links below to browse our full range of electric floor heating kits, suitable for a wide range of floor finishes. Please note that the correct installation method must be followed depending on the floor finish you are wanting to use. If you have any questions please get in touch.

Underfloor Heating Mats

Electric Underfloor Heating Mats

The most popular choice, quick and easy to install. Suitable for Tiles, Vinyl, Carpet & Wood floor finishes.

Underfloor Heating Cable

Electric Underfloor Heating Cable

Ideal for awkward room layouts and tight spaces. Suitable for use with Tiles, Vinyl, Carpet and Wood floor finishes.

Under Laminate Mats

Electric Under Laminate Mats

Perfect for use under Laminate or Engineered Wood floating floor finishes. Also known as foil underfloor heating mats.

Decoupling Membrane

Decoupling Membrane

Decoupling matting is perfect for use under Tiles with electric underfloor heating cables for easy installation.

Under Carpet/Vinyl Mats

Perfect for use under Carpet or Vinyl floor finishes. Strict installation method required contact us for more info.

In-Screed Heating Cables

In-Screed Heating Cables

Typically used for new builds, extensions and conservatories. For installation on rigid insulation in screed.

Thermostats

Thermostats

Control your electric underfloor heating with maximum control. From manual dial to Wi-Fi controllability.

Insulation

Insulation

Reduce heat loss and enhance the efficiency of your electric underfloor heating system with our range of insulation.

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We Offer a Wide Range of Electric Underfloor Heating Kits and Accessories

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How does Electric Underfloor Heating Work?

Electric underfloor heating warms an area using a heating wire that is placed under your floor, which then radiates up through your floor surface to warm up your room. This is all controlled using an underfloor heating thermostat, which offers options from simple manual dial control to WiFi control via your smartphone.

The system you install will depend on a few factors: the size of the room and how well insulated it is, what the flooring below is like, whether it is insulated, and what type of flooring you'll have on top.

Electric underfloor heating is ideal for small rooms such as kitchens and bathrooms. Kitchens and bathrooms tend to have a hard floor surface which can feel very cold underfoot especially with bare feet, which makes it a great option.

Is Electric Underfloor Heating Expensive to Run?

The running costs depends a lot on the room it is installed in, and whether the room is adequetly insulated. Infact, the efficiency and cost of running electric underfloor heating are significantly affected by the room's insulation. Better insulation means less heat loss, meaning it will use less energy to maintain comfortable temperatures.

It is highly energy efficient and cost effective, with a 100% efficiency rate at the point of use. Since the generated heat is exactly where it is needed, there is no need to transport energy, resulting in every joule of energy being utilized for heat. As a result, every pound spent on running electric underfloor heating is fully converted into heat where it is needed.

How to Install Electric Underfloor Heating

Electric underfloor heating is an easy and energy efficient heating system to install, and are perfect for use in both new build projects and retrofit / renovations. It can be installed by any competent DIYer or professional, and depending on the system can be a quick process.

At Uheat, we have guides on both electric heating cable and electric heat mats installation. Just click the links below. If you need any help or assistance please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Electric vs Water Underfloor Heating | The Pro’s and Cons of Underfloor Heating

Electric UFH Water UFH
Suitability Perfect for use when water underfloor heating can’t be used or in smaller spaces, like a bathroom. It can be used for all types of projects, including new construction, renovation, and single rooms.
Running Costs Is typically more expensive to run than water underfloor heating systems. Has lower running costs compared to electric underfloor heating.
Installation Costs and Time Installation is easier, can be installed in a single room in only a few hours and is suitable for a variety of floor coverings. Higher upfront cost compared to electric, but is cheaper to run. Installation time varies depending on the project.
Electric UFH
Suitability Perfect for use when water underfloor heating can’t be used or in smaller spaces, like a bathroom.
Running Costs Is typically more expensive to run than water underfloor heating systems.
Installation Costs and Time Installation is easier, can be installed in a single room in only a few hours and is suitable for a variety of floor coverings.
Water UFH
Suitability It can be used for all types of projects, including new construction, renovation, and single rooms.
Running Costs Has lower running costs compared to electric underfloor heating.
Installation Costs and Time Higher upfront cost compared to electric, but is cheaper to run. Installation time varies depending on the project.

There Are 5 Main Types of Electric Underfloor Heating Systems:

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Underfloor Heating Mats

Underfloor heating mats are the most popular electric floor heating system. The mats are simply rolled out, cut and turned to suit the shape of the floor, with the added feature that the cable can be removed from the mat for those really awkward obstacles.

This system is ideal for kitchens, living rooms and conservatories. Power outputs are typically 100w, 160w and 200w.

Notes:

  • Insulation is optional underneath the heating mats but it will reduce the warmup time and reduce running costs so it should always be used if possible.
  • If the floor finish is tiles, then you can either use a flexible tile adhesive directly on the heating mat or self-level over the heating mat then fix the tiles with flexible tile adhesive.
  • If you’re going to use underfloor heating mats under wood, vinyl or carpet, then you will need to use a levelling compound over the mat before installing the floor finish.
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Underwood / Laminate / Carpet / Vinyl Heating Mat

Our comprehensive range of aluminium heating mats are designed to be installed under engineered woods, laminate floors, carpets and vinyl floors.

The 500mm wide foil heating mats are fully earth screened and fully comply with the current electric & building regulations.

Notes:

  • It is essential that a 5mm XPS insulating underlay (such as Izotherm) is used under the heating mats.
  • Your laminate or engineered wood flooring can be laid directly on to the system without the need for any other underlay.
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Decoupling Membrane and Underfloor Heating Cable

Decoupling floor heating systems solves 2 complications in one solution. Combining a decoupling mat (sometimes called anti-crack / uncoupling mat) with a heating cable.

The result is a faster to install solution which normally saves time and money.

Notes:

  • You must use flexible tile adhesive to secure the HeatBase mat to the floor and to fix the tiles on top of the heating cable / Heatbase mat.
  • As you are using HeatBase, you will not need any other decoupling membrane.
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In-Screed Floor Heating

These cables are typically used for new builds, extensions and conservatory projects, as they are only suitable if you are installing a new floor screed.

In screed cables installed directly on your rigid insulation (e.g. Celotex or Kingspan) and covered with a floor screed compliant with building regulations (50-65mm)

Notes:

  • Insulation should be rigid PIR.
  • Some insulation / screed combinations require a vapour barrier to be installed directly on the insulation before you install the cable and lay the screed.
  • To comply with building regulations, you should use a minimum of 65mm sand / cement screed or 50mm pumped screed.
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Underfloor Loose Wire

Loose wire systems are the perfect solution for more awkward floors with obstacles, such as bathrooms.

The cable is supplied on a drum and when installed is spaced evenly over the floor, this offers the flexibility to negotiate obstacles and space the cable evenly, no matter the shape of the room.

Notes:

  • Insulation is optional underneath the heating cables but it will reduce the warmup time and reduce running costs so it should always be used if possible.
  • If the floor finish is tiles, you can either use flexible tile adhesive directly on the cable or self -level over the heating cable then fix the tiles with flexible tile adhesive.
  • If you're going to use heating cables under wood, vinyl or carpet, then you will need to use a self levelling compound over the cable before installing the floor finish.

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