Is it best to have undefloor heating with wood or stone.

by James Mills
(Cardiff)

Hi,

I am having underfloor heating installed to run from my wet central heating system. Do you know if it its more energy efficient to have wooded floor or stone tiles?

Please e-mail me back at jimmy_mills@isic.org

Thanks

James

Response from Mike

Two different finishes over underfloor heating with their own characteristics.

Firstly not all wooden floors are suitable for underfloor heating especially solid wooden floors, as they are prone to distort due to the changes in temperature.

Engineered wood however because of its 'crossply' structure is stronger and much more stable.

In each case consult your supplier to confirm that they are suitable for underfloor heating and to what maximum temperature they can operate under.

Laminates generally are good across all ranges and both wood or laminate can be replaced fairly easily.

Stone flooring is somewhat permanent and not as easy to alter at a later date, but can be changed with a little work.

There are no problems really with stone flooring over underfloor heating and as long as it is sealed once laid, it should last as long as the house is standing!

Hope these comments help James

Mike Lyons

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