Self-regulating heating cables can be used for the purpose of underfloor heating. One of the main advantages of using self-regulating heating cables for this application is that they can be terminated in the field, reducing waste and elinimating the problem of resistance matching, as is needed to ensure that no damage has been done to the commonly used (and cheaply produced!) series heating cables found in underfloor heating applications.
Electric Underfloor heating is very popular in bathrooms and kitchens, as the flooring material is often cold. It can be safely used under laminate, wood, tile, and many other flooring types. Heat Cables can be used to heat the floor under a shower to provide exceptional comfort and luxury.
Underfloor heating can have additional benefits which are not always obvious. The heating employed has the side benefit of preventing moisture buildup and therefore also mold growth. Household mold is one of the most common allergens - and is prevelant in humid environments.
Normally the heating cables are installed in a mat and covered with thin set mortar compound or self-leveling cement so that there is a level surface on which to apply finishing materials such as laminates or tyle. It is also suitible to use under wood or carpeted floors.
Hydronic underfloor heating uses are water/glycol mixture in pipework throughout the room. Although this can be cost effective for large installations; residential and light commercial installations enjoy benefits over hydronic systems such as:
Because of the specific nature of Underfloor Heating installations, we recommend you contact us to find a local affiliate or distributor in your area to help with design an installation of an underfloor heating system for your specific location. There are many variables involved in Underfloor Heating, such as temperature, flooring material, thermostat selection, electrical knowledge, etc.