Electric Underfloor Heating
Element Shop offers a range of electric underfloor heating systems. Installation takes place underneath or within your property’s flooring. Used in a single room or throughout your whole property. They are versatile as they can go in any shaped rooms.
Underfloor heating gives warmth to kitchens and conservatory floors. They are ideal for wet rooms and bathrooms as they help dry as well. Element Shop provides for a range of floor coverings. These include tiled and wooden floors 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 systems work by heating mats, cabling or foil. The changes in floor height are minimal as they are thin underfloor heating mats. This solution works in tandem with another heating system or on its own.
What type do I need?
The type of heating element you should use depends upon a number of factors:
- The size of the room
- Quality of insulation
- The type of floor finish
- Type of materials used below the flooring
These factors will determine what system you should install. These will vary between mats, foil, loose cables or in-screed cables.
An underfloor heating kit is our most popular electric system. This is due to how user-friendly they are. Simply roll out the mat until it's used up. These are great for living rooms and kitchens with either wooden, tiled or vinyl floors. They come in 3 different power outputs; 100w, 150w and 200w.
A trusted, reliable and fast option. Mats with conductor heating cables will heat flooring in little time. They can be detached to fit awkward room sizes.
We offer an assortment of mats with great warranties and reviews. All of our mats are available as an electric underfloor heating kit. This saves you time and money as all the parts you need are in one kit. This ensures you have everything you need to complete your installation.
Our heating foils are installed under carpet and vinyl floors.These are an ultra thin electric floor heating system. They are great at warming hardwood floors or carpeted areas. They work by emitting EMF radiation which is safe. They comply with electric and building regulations. Element Shop’s range spans from 1m2 to 24m2. This means we will be able to cater for a wide variety of sized rooms.
Loose wire systems are ideal for small or awkward areas. Areas such as bathrooms and twisting hallways use this system. The cable is in one continuous roll around a drum. It is free flowing and must be spread evenly 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. They provide resistance to moisture and add extra thermal insulation.
Wet Underfloor Heating or Electric Underfloor Heating
Depending on your project will depend on which system you use, however here is a general guide to assist you:
|Electric System||Water System|
|How it Works||Electric underfloor heating uses heating mats, foil or wires which is connected to your mains electricity supply.||Pipes are installed under your floors and hot water is 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 but offers lower running costs|
|Running Costs||Electric is more expensive to run||Water is the cheaper to run as water costs less than electricity|
|Time to Install||Electric is extremely quick to install and if it is a small room can be done in minutes rather than hours.||Wet underfloor heating takes longer 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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