Where can Comfort E be used?
Our Comfort E solution is compatible with a range of different floor types, in line with our recommendations.
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Tiles are the ideal floor finish to install your new electric underfloor heating mat system, as the highly conductive surface will ensure the maximum amount of heat is distributed around your room.
You will need to ensure that the tiles are fully bonded to the floor (not just dotted with adhesive and dabbed on). For energy efficiency and safety, it is important to make sure the floor sensor provided is fitted into the floor and the surface does not exceed 29°C. It is recommended that all tiles are installed using a flexible tile adhesive to prevent the grout cracking.
Laminate and Wood
There are many different wooden flooring systems, which come in an array of thicknesses. Engineered and thin laminates work far better than thicker natural woods with an electric underfloor heating installation. The thicker the wooden floors, the more resistance there will be over the system. As a general rule, you should not be using wooden floors over 20mm in thickness.
To keep the floor build to a minimum, you can use our foil mat system and lay the wooden floor straight on top. Or you can embed our Sew-up mat into a thin screed before laying the wooden floor.
A limiting factor on most wooden surfaces is that the floor surface temperature cannot exceed 27°C. It is important to ensure your floor sensor is not only fitted, but is also set to the correct temperature.
Providing you use a thin vinyl system (no thicker than 6mm) with a thermal resistance less than 0.15w/mk (ask your flooring supplier for details), this is a great surface for underfloor heating. However, it is best to check with the vinyl manufacturer that their flooring is suitable for electric underfloor heating. Adhesives should also be checked for compatibility with underfloor heating.
On most vinyl surfaces, the floor surface temperature should not exceed 27°C, so it is important to ensure your floor sensor is not only fitted but is also set to the correct temperature.
You will need to ensure you embed our Sew-up mat into a thin screed before laying your vinyl floor in order to provide an even floor surface.
All carpets are specifically designed to insulate the floor and stop the cold coming through. This is very beneficial when you have a cold floor. However, with any underfloor heating system, this same quality may block heat from coming through. Although carpet can be used, we would recommend using a tile floor or laminate floor instead. If you want to use carpet, please ensure the carpet is compatible with underfloor heating. The combined carpet value should not exceed 2.5 togs. This information is available from your carpet manufacturer.
Embed our Sew-up mat into a thin screed before laying your carpet to provide an even floor surface. To protect your new electric underfloor heating system, you will need to ensure the gripper rod is not nailed to the floor as this could damage the wire.