Electric Underfloor Heating Installation

Are you considering a cosy upgrade to your home with electric underfloor heating (UFH)? You’re in the right place! This guide walks you through everything you need to know about installing underfloor electric heating, ensuring a warm welcome for your feet. Check out the links below each method for comprehensive installation guides and videos to get started!

Installation Guide

We offer dedicated guides and videos tailored to installing underfloor heating beneath different floor types like wood, laminate, vinyl, and carpet. These resources provide vital details specific to each material. Also, remember to familiarise yourself with the installation instructions for your chosen heating system, whether it's our mat or loose cable system. This ensures you follow the correct procedure for your specific equipment. You can also refer to our cable spacing guide to determine the optimal cable placement for achieving your desired heat output.

Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast or planning to call in the professionals, these guides will help you understand the process:

Types Manual Links Video Links
Underflooring Heating for Wood & Laminate Floors Installation Guide Installation Video
Underfloor Heating for Carpet & Vinyl Floors Installation Guide Installation Guide Under Carpet, Under Vinyl
Underfloor Heating Mat Installation Guide Installation Guide Installation Video
Underfloor Heating Cable Installation Guide Installation Guide Installation Video
Cable Spacing Guide (applicable to loose cable systems only) Manuals  

Extra Tips and Cautions

Follow the manufacturer's instructions: While seemingly obvious, thoroughly reading the installation manual specific to your chosen system is crucial. Each system might have unique techniques, and understanding them beforehand avoids potential issues.

Test Before You Rest: As soon as it comes out of the box, make sure the heating cable is not damaged before installation starts. Also, test the heater's functionality before, during, and after installation. Early problem identification allows for easier solutions before laying the final floor.

Ensure proper sizing: An undersized system won't provide adequate heat. Ensure the correct cable spacing and wattage according to your project needs.

Allow drying time: If your system uses screed or self-levelling compound, ensure it dries completely before using the heater. Premature use may cause damage to the system.

Protect the system: Never leave the heating element exposed. Use protective materials like cardboard to safeguard it from accidental damage during installation.

Keep it Insulated: Proper insulation is key. We advise complementing your underfloor heating system with insulation boards to enhance the upward efficiency of heat distribution into your room, rather than losing it to the subfloor.

Professional Sign-Off: Even if you’re a DIY pro, get a certified electrician to connect your system. It’s not just about safety; it’s also about compliance with UK building regulations.

Remember, while electric UFH is a fantastic feature, it’s essential to install it correctly for the best results, to maintain safety standards, and to secure your lifetime warranty. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. For further information about UFH installation, you can refer to our guide and tips here.

Ready to enjoy the warmth? Follow these guides, and you’ll be on your way to toasty toes in no time!