Top Tips When Adding Underfloor Heating To A Bathroom

In the middle of winter, one of the most unpleasant feelings is walking into a tiled bathroom in the morning and feeling the frosty underfoot of chilly tiles.

It is no surprise, therefore, that many homeowners have opted to install an underfloor heating system into their bathrooms, wet rooms and showers, as a motivator to help them out of a snug, warm bed in the morning.

Here are some top tips to keep in mind when adding underfloor heating to a bathroom.

Know Which System To Use

Bathrooms are often quite odd shapes, and so an underfloor installation is best undertaken as part of other renovations. As many bathrooms have tiled floors for waterproofing purposes, taking the floor up to fit an electric heating system is more of an undertaking than it would be for other rooms.

As well as this, with bathrooms often having odd shapes with connected fixtures and furnishings in place, you may need a system that can accommodate this, which could take the form of a loose wire system or a more adjustable mat.

Water heating is typically only an option for either new builds or substantial renovations but often is more economical in the long run.

Choose Your Screed And Floor Covering Carefully

With a bathroom, extensive waterproofing is a priority with any flooring solution, so this is not the primary concern to worry about when choosing your screed and floor covering.

An underfloor system and screed need to take into account the seasonal expansion and contraction, which can cause cracks and gaps in the tiling and affect the overall heat distribution.

Carefully Place Your Thermostat

If you have a water-based system, the heat will be controlled in a similar way to the rest of the heating through your boiler, but with an electrical system, it is best to get a thermostat fitted that is easily accessible whenever you need it.