Under tile heating, which has long been a popular option ever since the Romans made it a standard way of keeping a room warm around 2,000 years ago, continues to be particularly popular in the modern day. In fact, it's getting more popular by the day, given its eco-friendly benefits and ease of installation, as well as its reliability. This has made it a popular go-to for home developers up and down the country.
The benefits of installing an under tile heating system in your home are pretty obvious to even the most technologically-averse, while also being remarkably cost-effective to those getting trade discounts and deals. While these systems have long been the preserve of wood flooring, this great approach to heating tiles up is fantastic and invisible to the naked eye, avoiding the need for you to use up valuable wall space that a radiator might take in a more traditional heating set-up.
The system is always installed on top on the sub-floor and underneath your choice of flooring, whether it is wooden or tiled. It can be installed as your main source of heating for a room or as the backup heating source to keep floors from getting freezing cold in the winter. Given that heat rises, this system is effective as the generated energy circulates with ease throughout a room.
A particularly desirable benefit to using under tile heating is its fantastic flexibility with tiled floors in wet rooms. While under laminate heating has long been a popular option for other rooms, the ability to heat these completely waterproof bathrooms means that water left on the surface of bathroom tiles can be completely removed in minutes. This means that such facilities are drier and more hygienic, avoiding the possibility of creating an environment where dust mites and other bacteria can flourish. The added bonus is that asthma sufferers or people with allergy problems can avoid well-known issues with dust, which are usually enhanced by radiators that channel this matter around a room.
Investing in a leading brand's wares means that you can be very confident that you have a product that will work effectively, which will also be easy to install; you may not even need specialist installation or expensive tools for the job. Many systems also come with a lifetime guarantee or warranty that can give you added peace of mind. Additionally, the energy-efficient option of a digital thermostat means that you can have amazing control and flexibility over your settings, as graphical displays quickly and easily show you how much energy is being used and saved during the course of the day.
And save energy you will! Studies have indicated that underfloor heating can reduce energy bills by half; while this statistic is of course dependent on a number of individual variables (size of home, layout of room, climate etc.), there are a number of great ways to ensure that you definitely save more cash on keeping your space as warm as possible.
One of the best ways to ensure this is with a great layer of insulation. By installing insulating boards, available in a range of thicknesses to suit your room, you can truly enhance its efficiency. For reasons like these, a large number of trade purchases are made by homebuilders who see underfloor heating as a great way to improve the aesthetics of a home, while meeting energy targets.