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A Guide to Underfloor Heating for Wooden Floors

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Karl Batson
Head of Operations
Last Updated: 14 March 2024
Total read time: 3 min
Underfloor Heating For Wood Floor

If there’s one thing the UK has a reputation for, it’s our chilly weather. Everything—from our clothes to the homes we live in—is designed to help us combat this weather.

As you brace for one of the coldest winters in decades, you might want to consider underfloor heating for your home.  This popular trend adds a luxurious, cosy feeling to every room in your house.

How Does Underfloor Heating Work?

Walking on wooden floors lets you enjoy its rustic, natural texture. With its timeless beauty, engineered wood and herringbone flooring add an elegant touch to any room.

Whether you install it in your home or office, wooden flooring brings a gorgeous feeling of warmth everywhere. Take the comfort of your flooring to the next level with underfloor heating.

You can opt for a wet system or a dry system when considering underfloor heating options. The former the wet option is achieved by installing piping under the floors that pumps warm water to make your floors emanate the warmth you need.

Another way to achieve the same cosy sensation is with an electrical system. In this alternative, electric coils will be placed under the wooden floors that will radiate heat.

Underfloor heating is an efficient, luxurious way to achieve central heating in your home. If you’re on the fence about opting for underfloor heating for your wooden floors, these reasons will convince you:

Energy Saving

Although underfloor heating can be expensive to install initially, it offers cost-saving benefits in the long run. Average electricity bills have been reported to be £699 per year. By cutting energy usage, you can save the money spent on inefficient systems.

Compared to traditional radiators, underfloor heating requires a lower temperature to achieve the same effect.

Engineered wood is the ideal flooring option for this, owing to its lack of growth and shrinkage in the presence of moisture. Whether you want to install wide or narrow boards, you’re guaranteed an even distribution of warmth.

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It Gives The Room More Space

No matter how modern your radiator is, it can still be an eyesore when you’re figuring out how to design your room. No one wants their heater to be the first thing people notice when they walk into the room.

With an invisible system like underfloor heating, you have the freedom to design your space as you please.

Adds Extra Comfort

Wooden floors are inherently comfortable; they give any room a sense of earthy warmth. By adding underfloor heating to your wooden floors, you’ll add to the welcoming ambience of your home. The pleasant warmth radiating through your home will only add to its gorgeous rustic appeal.

Cleanliness & Air Quality

Since radiators may require more maintenance and cleaning, they can harbour dust that can pollute the air quality of your home. By installing heating under your wooden floors, you can easily maintain the floors.

The smooth engineered wood floors don’t have any crevices and aren’t prone to absorption. Thus, you can clean them easily by mopping or vacuuming.

Whether you’re building your dream home or undertaking serious renovations, underfloor heating is a great efficient, functional feature to add. There are several reasons why wood flooring and underfloor heating work well together.

For beautiful flooring options, check out our vast collection. Flooring King has a wide selection you can choose from; whether you want to buy carpet tiles, laminate flooring, luxury parquet flooring, or many more, we’ve got it all.

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Karl Batson - Head of Operations

I have 5 years experience in the flooring industry and plenty more experience in managing operations of businesses. I have a great desire and passion for ensuring all operations from top to bottom run as they should. The flooring industry brings many challenges within my job role that I thrive on and with our vast range of brands and products every day is an exciting day.

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