Electric Underfloor Heating Solutions

Different floor types require different underfloor heating solutions.  As a specialist supplier and of electric underfloor heating we offer a wide range of heating systems to suit all floor types.

Established in 2002 Ambient have supplied many thousands of electric floor heating systems throughout the UK.  If you are located outside the UK give us a call as we can ship to Eire, France, Spain and Portugal at very competitive prices.

All underfloor heating systems require adequate insulation either beneath the screed or directly beneath the heating cables.   Where adequate insulation (10mm) is fitted below the screed our under tile cables or under tile mats can be installed directly on top of the primed screed.  The floor can then be tiled or latexed over.

If you are unsure of the existing insulation it will be essential to fit an insulated tile backing board prior to the installation of the heating system.  We recommend Marmox® and Blueboard insulation boards for this purpose.

With adequate insulation, under tile heating cables and mats designed to 150w/m² will provide a full floor heating solution.  Cable systems designed to 125w/m² will provide tile warming and secondary heating.

Tiled Floor Finish on to Timber or Plywood Base

All timber floors including floor boards, chipboard or plywood must be assessed to confirm their structural integrity and suitability for tiling prior to the installation of underfloor heating. Floorboards will always require the provision of insulated tile backing boards prior to heating being installed.  Mats and cables can be fitted directly to ply-wood and moisture proof chipboard provided the floor is treated with a suitable priming solution.  The design will vary from 100w/m² to 150w/m² dependent upon the specification of the floor base.

Under tile cables generally offer a far more flexible electric underfloor heating solution is terms of both area coverage and designed watts per m².  Alternatively, under tile mats provide a quick solution for irregular shaped areas.

All underfloor heating installations must be connected via an RCD (earth trip) protected circuit. For those underfloor heating applications in bathrooms, wet rooms and shower rooms heating cables with an earth screen must be used.   Cables or mats with twin conductors are considered easier to install than single wire alternatives.

Tiled Floor Finish on to Screed or Concrete base

Mats and cables can be fitted directly to Screeded floors provided that suitable insulation in incorporated benthe the screed but where possible an insulation board should be fitted directly beneath the heating to insure a faster heat up time and therfore reduced running costs. The heating design will vary from 100w/m² to 200w/m² dependent upon the specification of the floor base, insulation materials used and the heating requirment.

Under tile cables generally offer a far more flexible electric underfloor heating solution is terms of both area coverage and designed watts per m².  Alternatively, under tile mats provide a quick solution for irregular shaped areas.

All underfloor heating installations must be connected via an RCD (earth trip) protected circuit. For those underfloor heating applications in bathrooms, wet rooms and shower rooms heating cables with an earth screen must be used.   Cables or mats with twin conductors are considered easier to install than single wire alternatives.

Laminate Floor Finish

ThermoLAM foil mat systems are the preferred option for use beneath laminate and engineered wood floors and is used with either 5mm or 10mm (2x 5mm) Depron® insulation. ThermoLAM is rated at 140w/m² and is available in a wide range of kit sizes, aim to cover around 85% of the open floor area.

ThermoLAM is an earth screened heating system so is suitable for use in Bathrooms and Kitchens areas. 

In Screed Heating Systems

In screed systems provide a highly efficient heating solution for new build projects or areas where a new floor is being fitted.  The heating cables are installed directly above the foil faced insulation below a 65mm screed.  Design parameters require output of between 160w/m² and 200w/m² dependent upon the room and construction type.

If you can't find your floor type or specification here or you would like specific design advice please contact us for technical assistance.

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