When the winter months kick in, there really is no better feeling than stepping out of bed and enjoying a warm sensation under your feet. At Frank’s we have plenty of cosy flooring options, as well as choices that are suitable if you wish to install underfloor heating.
If you’ve been thinking about installing underfloor heating in your home and are feeling unsure about which floor type will work well in combination, let us tell you more.
What is underfloor heating?
To get started, let’s talk about what underfloor heating actually is. Quite simply, it is the use of heated pipes or wire underneath the top layer of your flooring; allowing heat to radiate through the floor and insulate your home.
Which flooring is suitable to use with underfloor heating?
If you love that toasty feeling under your toes, you might be wondering which flooring type is best to install over the top of underfloor heating.
The great thing is that, actually, underfloor heating goes well under most flooring types, with the exception of high-tog carpets. This is because if you have a carpet and underlay combination with a tog rating higher than 2.5, it will only block the heat from getting in because the levels of insulation are too high.
If you are unsure about carpets and their tog rating, simply pop down to your local Frank’s store and one of our flooring specialists will be happy to explain.
Laminate, vinyl, as well as hardwood are all fantastic conductors of heat which makes them more than suitable for underfloor heating installation. However, tiles are actually the best conductor of heat, which makes them the number one option.
At Frank’s we have an amazing range of luxury vinyl tiles that can be used in any room of your home. They are especially good for use in conservatories, which can often lose heat the quickest, making LVT a considerably cost effective option.
Pop down to your local Frank’s and we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect flooring for underfloor heating installation.