Electric Underfloor Heating
Element shop offer a range of electric underfloor systems for installation underneath the flooring of your property. This is for use in a single room or throughout your entire home.
Underfloor heating gives warmth to kitchens and conservatory floors and are popular and ideal for wet rooms and bathrooms. This is because they help to dry them in a quick and efficient manner.
Element Shop provides for a range of floor different coverings that include tiled, engineered wood flooring and floors with carpet or vinyl. Electric heating mats are perfect for renovations. They are easy to install and are a cost-effective solution.
Electric ufh works by heating mats, cabling or foil. The changes in floor height are minimal as they are thin underfloor heating mats. This solution can work in tandem with another heating system or on its own.
Which type of electric underfloor heating do I need?
There are many electric underfloor heating installation choices. These include mats, foil, loose cables or in-screed cables. The type of heating element you choose will depend on a number of factors:
- Size of the room
- Quality of insulation
- Type of floor finish
- Materials used below the flooring
Electric Underfloor Heating Cost
The electric underfloor heating running costs will vary. This will depend on a number of factors such as:
- Size of room
- The length of time the heating is on
- The temperature of the thermostat
It is energy efficient way of keeping your home warm. Some advice is to keep the heating running at a constant low temperature. This is cheaper than spiking up and down throughout the day.
Electric Underfloor Heating Kits
An underfloor heating kit is our most popular electric system. This is due to how easy to install and user-friendly they are. Superior product design ensures a speedy installation. This gives an even heat distribution across the complete floor. This allows unlimited adjustment of the heating element to suit your needs.
Available with 3 different power outputs; 100W, 150W and 200W. Electric underfloor heating mats are great for living rooms and kitchens. They are for use with either wooden, tiled or vinyl floors and are a trusted, reliable and fast option.
All of our mats are available as a kit which will save you time and money as everything you need are in one kit. This ensures that you have everything you need to complete your installation.
Our assortment of mats offers great warranties & fantastic customer reviews.
Our harmoni SmartMat features:
- Self-adhesive mesh
- Ultra-thin electric underfloor heating cable
- Twin conductor heating cable
- Suitable for most wooden surfaces
- 100% aluminium earth sheath
- Cable thickness - 3 mm
- Output - 100W/m²/ 150W/m²/ 200W/m²
- Operating Voltage - 230/240V
- Cold tail connection lead - 3 m
Installing Underfloor Heating
We would suggest that you contact your local flooring supplier to decide which finish you are choosing. Once you have decided, we would recommend that you seek a professional to install your heating. We have prepared a guide to help you install your heating. You can find it in the articles tab.
Install our harmoni SmartMat heating foils under carpet, laminate floors and vinyl floors. These are an ultra-thin electric floor heating system which are great for warming hardwood floors or carpeted areas. They work by emitting EMF radiation which is safe and complies with electric and building regulations. Element Shop’s range spans from 1 m² to 24 m². This means we will be able to cater for a wide variety of sized rooms.
Loose wire systems are ideal for small, irregular shaped areas and work well for areas that require a precise installation. Areas such as bathrooms and twisting hallways are ideal for this system. The flex cable is free flowing and spread in an even manner across the space.
Cables offer a heating solution which is affordable & comfortable. They are great for new builds & extensions as they take longer to heat up. This is because they need to sit under 50 mm of sand and cement screed. This is easier to do in a new build than an existing property. For invisible heating, in-screed cables are an excellent option. Their power provides underfloor heating for thick tiles and flag-stones.
Element Shop supplies thermostats which compliment underfloor heating units. We offer a wide range. These include touch screen and smart thermostats. Thermostats allow the user to programme custom settings. They can raise or lower the temperature of apparatus.
We stock insulation boards for tiled floors which provide resistance to moisture and add extra thermal insulation. These help to reduce the moisture content in your flooring.
Wet underfloor heating or electric
We all know that every project is different. Many factors determine which system you prefer.
|Electric System||Water System|
|How it Works||Electric uses heating mats, foil or wires. This connects to your mains electricity supply.||Pipes get installed under your floors. Hot water gets pumped around the pipes by your heat source.|
|Type of Project||Electric is ideal for individual rooms or renovations||Water is ideal for new build projects & large areas|
|Cost to Install||Electric is cheaper to install than water||A wet underfloor heating kit is more expensive. Running costs are lower.|
|Running Costs||Electric is can be more expensive to run||Water is the cheaper to run as water costs less than electric|
|Time to Install||Electric is quick to install. Small rooms can take minutes to complete rather than hours.||Wet underfloor heating is more complex and takes longer to install. This is due to the number of components involved in setting it up.|
For further information please do not hesitate to contact us on 01473 559079.
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