Enjoying a warm and cosy bathroom in the colder months of the year can transform your home’s functionality and your sense of wellbeing too. In this article, we’ll show you the benefits and ease of installing UFH in your bathroom this winter. You’ll discover:
- How bathroom UFH is an affordable luxury that enhances your sense of comfort
- The best systems to install in bathrooms and how to purchase them
- The ease of floor heating installation
- Why knowing the heating requirements of your bathroom is important
Will underfloor heating make my bathroom more comfortable?
Installing underfloor heating in your bathroom will help to turn a typically functional space into something more luxurious. With UFH, your bathroom can be automatically heated to your ideal comfort temperature so stepping out of a warm shower onto a cold bathroom floor will be a thing of the past. Our collection of electric and water systems offer long-term cost savings and work especially well with the stone and tiled floors which are popular in bathrooms.
Which floor heating system is best for my bathroom?
We offer a wide range of bathroom heating solutions suitable for bathrooms of all sizes and styles, in both home renovations and new-build projects. The type of system that is most suitable for your project will depend on your floor finish, subfloor, and heated floor area size.
The DCM-PRO Heated Decoupling System is a great electric option for bathrooms with ceramic or stone floor tiles due to its decoupling attributes, which can help prevent damage to the floor finish caused by lateral subfloor movement. This system provides a quick and easy installation and utilises Warmup’s advanced technology to reduce energy usage by up to 35%.
If you’re looking for a hydro floor heating system for your bathroom, then the VLo Ultra-12 Low Build System is a popular option. Its low-profile design makes it ideal for retrofitting in rooms of any size and shape. The energy-efficient, low-carbon technology of the Ultra-12 will offer low long-term running costs and it can be used with both traditional boilers and heat pumps. Using a Smart Thermostat to control your new UFH system will maximise its energy-efficiency and allow even greater cost savings on your energy bills.
Is installing UFH in my bathroom easy?
Installation of underfloor heating is a simple process. Careful preparation and closely following the instructions will pre-empt many potential pitfalls. If you are looking to replace the bathroom floor, it is easy to combine installation of the system with this replacement process. We offer radiant floor heating systems to suit almost all types of floor finishes.
Proper water drainage and waterproofing of the designated ‘wet’ area of the bathroom should be ensured for safety’s sake, whilst wiring of the thermostat should also be carried out by a qualified electrician.
What do I need to know about the heating requirements of my bathroom?
You should ensure that your selected heating system not only works with your floor finish but is also powerful enough to meet your heat requirements for the room in question. For instance, if your wet room is prone to high heat loss, it may be wise to choose a 200W/m2 system for a higher output.
You should conduct a heat loss calculation before getting the system installed to ensure it meets the heating requirements of your bathroom. Installing high-quality insulation with floor heating is also important as this will reduce heat-up times and make the system operate more efficiently.
If you’re keen to enjoy the warmth of underfloor heating in your bathroom through the winter months, get a free instant quote today. Simply choose whether you’re looking for an electric or wet system and fill out some basic details of your project and we’ll show you the best system for your project and let you know exactly how much it will cost