The short answer is yes, you can definitely have underfloor heating with wooden floor! Now you’re probably thinking wood and heat don’t mix right? Well, that’s true but here, there’s a way around it. The floor heating system possesses a flat ribbon located underneath which be installed directly underneath wooden floors without the need for any additional subfloor preparation. It happens to be one of the few systems that can function as a primary heat without the need for screeds. So, how do you go about it? In this post, we’re going to take you through the process of installing underfloor heating with wooden floors. Let’s take a look!
To get started, you’ll only require a little preparation and this involves making sure that the surface area is dust and debris free. Once done, you’re ready to go.
- Spread your 6mm therm-all insulation and make sure it covers the entire floor.
- Put the ribbon underfloor heating mats on the insulation
- Use the double sided tape on the under floor heating mats to attach them to the insulation
- Make use of high adhesive take where needed to make sure the heating mats are secured.
- Route the cold leads ( live and neutral ) to a junction box right above the skirting board level.
- Examine whether or not the resistance level of the heating elements matches with the resistance chart in the installation manual
- Link the cold leads with a 5 lever quick connectors
- Install the wooden floor directly over the top of the heating mats
- Due to the dangers involved while working with electricity, it’s advisable to call in a reliable and professional electrician to help with the setting up of the electrics.