Electric Under floor Heating Elements for tiled / wooden sub frame / Concrete & screed floors in Leeds.
Whether it is in your conservatory, bathroom or your kitchen, tile, stone and slate floors have traditionally been beautiful finishes to a floor but have also been very cold surfaces to live with. Unfortunately traditional forced air heating systems did little to ease the temperature on these floorings. With modern electric under floor radiant heating this is no longer the case. By laying heating cables underneath the tiles the floor can be warmed up to a comfortable temperature.
While wooden floors are usually warmer than tile or stone floors it had until relatively recently been considered unwise to combine under floor heating with any form of wooden / timber flooring. Fortunately this has now changed with the introduction of a special heating element.
The elements can be as thin as 3mm so will keep the overall sub level of the floor to a minimum thus avoiding a step affect.
If you are wondering what the temperatures are like on bare feet then I can tell you from personal experience as I have both systems in my home, in the kitchen carbon elements on a insulation board laid on a concrete screed floor finished with 8mm laminate floor gives a 28 degree temperature to touch on the feet.
In my bathroom I have the lose wire system sealed in screed on timber ply, the finished tile id a 10mm stone, this gives a temperature of 23 degrees.
So there you have it, and or either if you require under floor heating in Leeds get in touch and we will discuss both systems and which is best for you.
Recent Underfloor Tile Heating Installation in Leeds.
Recently this month (December) MPS Electrical undertook this under floor heating installation in Leeds, take a look at this underfloor tile heating installation which we installed on a wooden sub floor.
This heating system generated 200 watt per square meter of coverage with a specially designed under floor heating element that goes on a sealed timber sub frame. MPS Electrical the number on electricians in Leeds then carefully calculated the size of the room and designed a special under floor heating lose wire system that fits to the sub fame before being sealed over with screed and tiled on top of.
The end result, Tiled Underfloor Heating system in Leeds which wams the entire room up a treat and less than 1200 watts of power.
Stunning look using Travertine thick tiles, the end result is a warm room and warm feet.
The running costs associated with Carbon film can be related directly to the floor heat-up times. A well-insulated sub-floor will significantly reduce heat losses, improve heat-up times & reduce running costs. Even on insulated floors (concrete or wood) a minimum of 5mm of thermal insulation is highly recommended and should be used in conjunction with Carbon film to improve the performance of the under floor heating.
A 12m² floor, in a room fitted with a minimum 5mm of thermal insulation on top of an insulated concrete sub-floor, would cost approximately 7p* per square metre, per day, to run. This is based on the heating system being on twice a day for a 2hr and 5hr period respectively. This assumes a 50% duty cycle once the floor has reached temperature and assumes a cost of 8.0p per Kwh.
*Cost estimate given is an approximation and is given for illustration purposes only. Running costs will vary depending on temperature settings, length of time heating system is set to run and overall heat losses (U Value) in individual rooms.