Underfloor heating Flooring

Floor coverings must be considered at design stage to maximise the efficiency of your underfloor heating.

To make the decision a little easier, here is our advice:

Stone and ceramics 

Hard surfaces such as stone and ceramic transfer the heat most effectively.

  • Ceramic tiles
  • Limestone
  • Slate
  • Flagstones
  • Marble
  • Polished screed

Wooden and carpet floors coverings are also fine with underfloor, but it should be specified at design to make sure you’re still getting the most out of your underfloor.

Wood
  • Engineered wood
  • Solid hardwood
  • Softwoods
  • Parquet
  • Bamboo

If you are considering wood, engineered wood is the best option for underfloor heating flooring as it is stable enough to perform well with changing temperatures. With solid woods (hard or soft) extra care must be taken in specifying board width and depth.

Laminates, vinyl & rubber
  • Vinyl
  • Amtico
  • Linoleum
  • Laminate tiles
  • Rubber

 
These products do perform well with underfloor heating but it is worth checking the manufacturer’s recommendations for maximum floor surface temperature to ensure it can be used with your particular underfloor heating.

Carpet & other natural coverings
  • Carpet 
  • Cork
  • Coir

You must check the tog value of carpet and underlay as not all are efficient enough. Usually a tog value of 2.5 or less can be used with underfloor heating. Any thicker than this and the carpet will act as an insulator, preventing sufficient heat from entering the room. Our design calculator will factor in additional demand if a carpet is specified.

Underfloor Heating Flooring Cornwall
Underfloor Heating Flooring Cornwall
Underfloor Heating Flooring Cornwall

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