Underfloor Heating: Which Tiles Work Best?

Which Type of Tiles is Best for Underfloor Heating? 

Are you looking at getting underfloor heating? With the cold weather on its way, we really can’t blame you. However, there is sometimes a fair amount of confusion out there regarding floor tiles, and which are likely to work best with this type of system. If you’re keen to set up tiles for underfloor heating or are set to install floor heating in your bathroom or kitchen, it makes sense to do a bit of research.

Let’s take a look at the best domestic floor tiles – and commercial floor tiles – which you can easily use with underfloor heating.


Underfloor Heating with Carpet

If you’re set on floor tiles rather than carpeting, the great news is that tiling will generally work better with underfloor heating than with pile carpets. This is because traditional domestic tiles can conduct heat more efficiently, so you will feel the benefits quickly.


Victorian Floor Tiles or Wooden Floor Tiles?

Now, you can choose Victorian floor tiles or wooden floor tiles, and the answer will still be the same. Tiles and underfloor heating systems generally go together really well. However, it’s always a good idea to check this over with your underfloor heating manufacturer or installer, who will be able to give you a bit more insight.

After all, there are variations in underfloor heating systems. Keep an open mind and make sure to not only pick a system and tiles which are good on their own, but work together effectively as well.


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Which Floor Tiles Work Best with Underfloor Heating?

Traditional ceramic and stone tiles tend to work well with underfloor heating. This is, again, all down to conduction. The heat from your underfloor system, which is radiant, will rise and spread quicker through tiles than a carpet. This isn’t to say that carpeting won’t work well at all with underfloor heating, but tiles are a better match.

Again, do make sure to take on a bit of research, and ask your installer or manufacturer for a little more information. After all, you’re going to need to make sure you’re 100% happy with your choice!


Why Choose Tiles for Underfloor Heating?

As mentioned, domestic floor tiles and commercial floor tiles are brilliant at helping to conduct heat beneath your feet. More than this, heating tiles make perfect sense, as they can get extremely cold on winter mornings! They’re also available in a wide range of styles and designs that will suit any home.


Matching the right tiles and underfloor heating system could be a real boost to your comfort and warmth for the cold weeks ahead. Give your home a new style as well as a warm and comforting touch this winter.

At Elstow Ceramic Tiles we have a showroom in Bedford for those who want to view a selected range of tiles. We are also on hand to help with any questions you may have. Call us today on 01234 263080 or visit our contact page for more details.