Underfloor Heating Solutions for Vinyl

Vinyl flooring and luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) including Amtico and Karndean ranges are well-suited for use with underfloor heating.

Underfloor Heating Under Vinyl

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Warmup offers a wide range of products for vinyl underfloor heating. Both water and electric underfloor heating are suitable under vinyl floors. The temperature of the heating system with vinyl should not exceed 27°C. Therefore, if you are considering radiant heating with vinyl planks as the sole source of heat, carry out a heat loss calculation first to ensure the heated floor will be providing you with sufficient amount of heat.

Water underfloor heating is most popular in new-builds since the heating system is usually embedded within the structural sub-floor. All products in the Warmup wet system range can be used with vinyl. An electric solution is most popular with renovations. More about it with vinyl floors below.

Electric Systems for Vinyl Flooring

Depending on your project requirements such as renovation or smaller space, you may be looking to choose a solution with electric floor heating. Warmup Foil and Warmup Inscreed Cable heaters are ideal for under vinyl floors. We recommend using an insulated underlay and dual overlay for maximum energy efficiency with the electric heating systems.

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Underfloor Heating for Vinyl Floors

The temperature of your underfloor heating system should not exceed 27°C with vinyl floors. This is safeguarded by using a thermostat and indicating in the setup that the system is being used with vinyl flooring. The Warmup range of thermostats for underfloor heating has controllers for every need. The 4iE Smart WiFi Thermostat possesses incredibly smart features that ensure you enjoy your heated floor space safely and efficiently. The thermostat gives you total control of your heating settings and allows you to enjoy a warm room when desired with no wasted energy.

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Installation

Everything above the heater, including underlay, overlay and final floor finish need to be in the limits set in the table below. If the manufacturer of the wood flooring states that it must be used in conjunction with an underlay, the underlay must be no more than 3mm – 6mm thick and breathable.

When using the system with wood flooring, care should be taken to ensure effective performance of the system and we do not recommend installing the system if the limits below are not met. This may hinder the performance of the system and result in the system not working as desired.

 

Transfer of heat limits
Tog No more than 2.5
RSI  No more than 0.25
R-Value (US) No more than 1.42
U-Value No less than 4.0

Installation

Everything above the heater, including underlay, overlay and final floor finish need to be in the limits set in the table below. If the manufacturer of the wood flooring states that it must be used in conjunction with an underlay, the underlay must be no more than 3mm – 6mm thick and breathable.


When using the system with wood flooring, care should be taken to ensure effective performance of the system and we do not recommend installing the system if the limits below are not met. This may hinder the performance of the system and result in the system not working as desired.

Transfer of heat limits
Tog No more than 2.5
RSI  No more than 0.25
R-Value (US) No more than 1.42
U-Value No less than 4.0
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