Underfloor Heating: Pros And Cons

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Underfloor heating with tiles is a novel way to heat your home. The warm floors are comforting to traverse on bare feet, the heat is distributed consistently throughout the house, and you don’t have to suffer the inconvenience of radiators. It can also be cost-efficient in heating your home, and compatible with renewable sources of heat, making a house more sustainable.

Types of Underfloor heating

There are two main types of underfloor heating:

Wet underfloor heating

This is where water is heated by a boiler or renewables like heat pumps and solar panels, and passed through a circulation of pipes that run under the floor.

Dry underfloor heating

This is when an electric wired system of matting is connected to the main power. These are operated via thermostats. Dry underfloor heating is a slimmer system, therefore, can be placed within tile adhesive for a quick and cheap installation.

In both ways, the floor is heated up, and that heats up the air closest to the floor. Then, the hot air rises, displacing cooler air towards the floor, creating a heating cycle.

Benefits of Underfloor heating


Heated floors are very pleasant, especially when you walk on them barefoot. This is especially nice in bathrooms and tiled kitchens as these can become cold with no one in them.


The heat is evenly distributed all over the house wherever the heated floors are installed. There’s little chance of finding a spot, like a kitchen, cooler than the others or another spot like the bedroom hotter than the others.

Reduced bills

Heated floors heat a larger area than radiators can, they also don’t need to climb to extreme temperatures to heat a room properly. When all these are considered, it’s plain to see that heated floors are more cost-efficient than standard radiators.


The heating provided by the floors will not dissipate easily, even if the windows have been opened and the room is very draughty. This allows for energy saving in the home.

Underfloor Heating


The heating is under the floor and saves you having to plan your decorations around radiators. Thus, you can decorate your home as much as you want without having to worry about radiators and how they tend to be inconvenient.


Heated floors can be installed under more than just tiling. Stone, wood and carpeted floors (if the carpet isn’t too thick) can take the installation of heating units. Radiators, on the other hand, are large and bulky, when installed, they take up vast amounts of space. When in use, radiators must be avoided; otherwise, you could suffer burns. Heated floors, in comparison, are a more convenient option.

Increased value

Underfloor heating can be used to enhance the value of your home, especially if you need to sell it. Having heated flooring in your house can be perceived as state of the art, high-quality residence with all the latest appliances and comforts.


Overall, having underfloor heating is highly efficient, convenient and can simply add great value to your home. If you would like to find out further information or have any questions or queries, then contact us on 01234 26080, alternatively, visit our contact page.