A guide to underfloor heating

 

Simply Extend London home extension kitchen extension underfloor heating

Underfloor heating is a great way to add warmth to your new London home extension without radiators using up valuable wall and floor space. But which type to choose for your project? At Simply Extend, we’ve put together a quick guide to what you need to know about underfloor heating.

There are two main types of underfloor heating system. The most common is wet underfloor heating. This uses your boiler to warm up water and then pumps heat through tubes installed under the floor – much like a standard gas central heating system, but without the need for radiators. Although more expensive to install, it is generally cheaper to run in the long term.

Simply Extend London home extension kitchen extension underfloor heating

The other option is electric underfloor heating. This uses electricity to produce heat under your floor and, as such is more costly to run – although it is cheaper at the point of installation.

The main thing to note with any type of underfloor heating is that you should be careful with real wood flooring. If it’s not acclimatised to the heat then the wood may bow and warp. This is one of the reasons why tiles tend to be a popular choice in kitchen extensions when underfloor heating is being used. If, however, you do want the look of wooden flooring – try engineered wood as this will not warp and does not need time to acclimatise.

Contact the team at Simply Extend today to discuss your London home extension project – we can guide you through every aspect including your heating choices.

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