Insulation Boards

Using Insulation Boards with floor heating significantly reduces the heat-up times and running costs.

Guide Price
from £19.16 RRP ex. VAT

underfloor heating insulation boards
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Increased Energy Efficiency
icon-checkmark  The boards help cutting the heat-up time by up to 90%
Strong but flexible
icon-checkmark  Made from extruded polystyrene the boards withstand a load of 30 tonnes per square metre and they can be cut to size to suit all shapes of rooms
Waterproof and soundproof in one single step
icon-checkmark  The boards are ideal in waterproofing bathrooms and kitchens and also carry sound proofing properties
High thermal insulation
icon-checkmark  Slab & The boards create a barrier to cold rising from the subfloor with high R values

Do I need Insulation Boards?

Many people wonder if it is worth insulating under floorboards and the answer is that yes, it definitely is. Insulation boards are ideal for use with electric underfloor heating as they prevent the heat from the heating system to escape downwards to the subfloor. The Warmup insulation boards do not pass the heat through from the heater to the subfloor. Therefore the heat gets pushed upwards, onto the floor surface where you want the heat to go. It is recommended to always carry out a heat loss calculation if you are considering buying an electric underfloor heating to understand how well your house is currently insulated and how big the heat loss is in your home.

floor heating up time with insulation board comparison

Insulation boards always improve the efficiency of your underfloor heating system by allowing a quicker heat up time, when no heat is getting waste by going downwards away from the floor surface.

warmup insulation boards

Material and Thickness

Warmup Underfloor Heating Insulation Boards are manufactured from water-resistant extruded polystyrene, finished on both faces with a thin layer of fibreglass reinforced cement. The insulation boards are available in a range of thicknesses, from 6mm to 50mm suiting any individual project requirements. The board is designed to withstand a load of 30 tonnes per square metre.

The 0.5mm thick cement coating provides an excellent surface for tile adhesive, plaster and levelling compounds, with no priming required.

How Does the Warmup Insulation Board Work?

The low thermal conductivity of the insulation enhances the efficiency of underfloor heating systems, even when used over pre-insulated subfloors. This is because the thermal insulation board prevents the thermal mass from escaping downwards, significantly reducing the amount of heat absorbed by the subfloor. This allows the underfloor heating system to warm the floor and the room up faster and ensures the floor cools down faster after use. By reducing the amount of time the room takes to warm up and cool down, the room can spend longer at its cooler set back temperature, reducing its heat loss.

underfloor insulation boards installation

Due to their waterproof properties, Warmup insulation boards can also be used to insulate bathroom and shower walls. Tiles can be applied directly onto the insulation boards without any preparation required beforehand.

If specific calculations are required in order to meet Building Regulations, contact Warmup and we can do this for you.

Board Size 1250mm(L) x 600mm(W)
Thickness 6mm, 10mm, 20mm, 50mm
Load Bearing 30 tones/m²
R values (m²K/W) 6mm 0.16; 10mm 0.28;
20mm 0.58; 50mm 1.50
Fire Rating Class “O” / “B1”