Installing the correct system for your customer’s chosen floor covering is essential.
Here are CORGI Underfloor Heating’s tips for choosing the right system to fit under the most common floor types:
Tiles and stone at up to 200W sqm output
CORGI Underfloor heating cables are suitable for use under tile and stone floor coverings including porcelain, ceramic, slate and marble. The space between cables can be adjusted to alter the heat output for different areas of a room. This is useful for increasing the heat where homeowners might stand, such as the floor adjacent to wash basins and baths, or the sink in a kitchen.
Carpet at 150W sqm
Either CORGI underfloor heating cables or heating mats can be used under carpet if they are covered by 12mm of flexible levelling compound.
Wooden floorboards at 150W sqm
Pine, oak or alternative wooden floors are compatible with both CORGI underfloor heating mats or cables, if a levelling compound is used on top. Levelling compound creates a safe and even base for the floor to be laid onto, making it ideal for reclaimed floor boards or new wooden boards that are likely to expand or contract slightly over time.
Laminate and engineered wooden boards at 150W sqm
We recommend using CORGI 150W/m2 heating mats covered by 12mm of flexible levelling compound with laminate or engineered wood floors. More fragile floor coverings lend themselves to this system where an even heat is spread beneath the floor surface due to the pre-spaced cables.
Vinyl, Karndean and Amtico at 150W sqm
Like carpet the best solution for vinyl floors is to fit either heating mats or cables beneath a 12mm layer of flexible levelling compound. This will assist with consistent heat spreading out beneath the floor covering.