Electric underfloor heating for wooden and laminate floors

Does underfloor heating work with wood or laminate flooring? Wooden floors are a classic flooring solution in New Zealand. Timber flooring is durable and with the right kind of care, it can last a lifetime. Laminate is another popular flooring option. It’s durable and resists scratches and moisture and wear and tear. Moreover, it’s so easy to clean.

No wonder that there is an increasing demand for floor heating solutions that are compatible with this type of flooring. Many homeowners who have laminate or timber floors consider radiant underfloor heating. Yet, the myth that electric underfloor heating doesn’t work with wooden floors is quite widespread. Once we look at the facts, we realise that electric floor heating is, in fact, a superior solution.

Electric underfloor heating for wooden and laminate floors – easy installation

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Warmup underfloor heating for wooden and laminate floors can be easily installed in as little as 1-2 days, and yes, you can do it yourself. If you prefer to leave it to an expert, the Warmup installers are always available. To install this heating solution, you’ll have to stack 4 layers:

  • First, prepare the subfloor ensuring that it is level and grit-free.
  • Then add a quality underlay layer with damp proof properties. We recommend Marmox insulation boards.
  • Then install the foil heating pad. Make sure it is evenly distributed to cover at least 90% of the surface area you want to heat.
  • The last layer consists of laminate or timber floor planks to cover it all up.

You’ll also need to place a floor sensor between the wires of the foil heating pad. This will ensure your electric underfloor heating will never overheat. And it is that easy – a warm and pleasant home environment only steps away. Once you try it, you’ll never want to go back to other heating solutions.


Why radiant underfloor heating for wooden and laminate floors?

  • First of all, there’s convenience. Being under the floor, this heating system does not take up any space on the floor or walls. Moreover, it does not have to be put away in storage during the warm months.
  • When installed under a wood or laminate floor, the radiant heating system delivers outstanding thermal efficiency. It heats up quite fast and without leaving cold spots.
  • Safety is another benefit of this type of heating. You will get to enjoy a warm home without having to worry about hot surfaces or moving parts. It often can be a concern, especially with young children and pets in the house.
  • Besides, it is healthier as there are no recirculated dust particles or warm air that could aggravate allergies.
  • The radiant underfloor heating system is durable and resistant to tear and wear. It will withstand the test of time even when used in high foot traffic areas. If you’re after a good investment, this is definitely it!
  • When properly installed and paired with the right thermostat, electric underfloor heating for wooden and laminate floors is a cost-effective solution. You won’t have to worry about heat loss and wasting energy and money.

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