Underfloor Heating Installers in Horsham
Liquid Screeding Specialists | Your Introductory Guide to Underfloor Heating
Whether your flooring project is a standalone job or part of a renovation or new build, you rightfully want to make the most informed decisions possible before making a commitment. Work of any size represents a large investment, and you will live with the results for many years to come. Operating as a screeding company and underfloor heating installers, SSR Flow Screed helps to simplify the process.
We are liquid screeding (also known as flow screeding) specialists covering Horsham. We excel in all aspects of flow screed preparation for the delivery of impeccable surfaces and efficient underfloor heating systems.
Below, we have provided an introductory guide to underfloor heating: what is it? How does it work? What are the different types?
A Closer Look at Underfloor Heating
What is Underfloor Heating?
Often abbreviated to “UFH”, underfloor heating is a method of warming an interior space by distributing generated heat underneath the floors. These systems work as both primary and secondary options, depending on your needs. With the former, they can replace radiators as your property’s main form of heating.
Are There Different Types of System?
Yes, the underfloor heating installers at our flow screeding company fit the two types of system: electric (or “dry”) and hot water (or “wet”). The type of system you choose will depend on your own personal needs and circumstances. Key factors to consider include running costs, project deadlines and the available space.
For example, if you want your new build in Horsham to have UFH, a wet system will likely make the most sense. This is because they are designed to heat larger spaces while also, generally speaking, being more cost-effective to run.
Conversely, if you need to install a system in a small space as part of a renovation, an electric system will probably make a better fit.
Of course, no matter which option you prefer, you can rely on us for flawless flow screed preparation. When it comes to liquid screeding applications, working to exacting standards from the outset ensures a high-performance, long-lasting installation.
How Does Underfloor Heating Work?
The way your system distributes heat will depend on which option you install at your Horsham home.
Electric systems consist of an ultra-thin wire which our underfloor heating installers fit below floor level. When heated, the wire transfers heat outwards.
Wet systems involve laying out pipes in a variety of different designs to suit the size and shape of the room. Our flow screeding company designs the layout to ensure an even transfer of heat in the most efficient way possible.
When activated, warm or hot water pumps through the pipes. The pipes themselves become hot and then transmit heat through the floor. You can use any source of central heating to provide this hot water, including standard, combination or condensing boilers, as well as heat pumps.
What Temperature Does UFH Run At?
BS EN 1264-2:2021 limits the maximum temperature of floor surfaces to 29°C. This drops to 27°C on tiled floors. For most living spaces, the recommended temperature for a comfortable room is 21°C. In bedrooms, this falls further still to around 18°C.The water flowing through wet systems varies between 35°C and 60°C. The final figure will depend on your Horsham property’s heat loss. Other aspects, like the type of flooring you have and the layout of the pipes or wire, will dictate the temperature you set your system at.
When choosing your flooring, you should consider an option that optimises potential heat transfer. Hard surfaces are most thermally conductive, so they offer the most effective results in this regard. Typical options include stone, ceramic tiles, engineered wood and liquid screeding. However, further options you may want to consider include:
With combined expertise as underfloor heating installers and a flow screeding company, we deliver results of unmatched quality. We put as much time and effort into all aspects of your installation, be it the flow screed preparation, system design or the liquid screeding application, to ensure 100% satisfaction now and long into the future.