Hydronic floor heating is a great option for large, open entertaining areas. It works well under cold floor coverings such as marble, stone, slate, polished concrete and all varieties of tiles. It is also a great option under carpet and timber floors.
Although it is ideal to install Hydronic Underfloor Heating during the initial construction, it may also be a part of an overall renovation. During a renovation, specific aspects of the installation must be considered. For example, as the finished floor thickness increases considerably with a hydronic floor heating system installation, this will need to be factored in before the renovation.
The installation of water-based system can be complex due to the intricate design and workings of the system. It is important to seek out a licensed professional to do the job.
Hydronic Underfloor Heating systems are normally used in new builds as they are easier to install into the slab. However, these systems can also be used in retrofit projects, but only in screed beds that are at least 50 mm in depth (ideally 80mm). As this contributes to significantly increase the height of the floor, certain customers may prefer to instead go with electric floor heating installations for their renovation.
In hydronic floor heating systems, water is warmed up to 50 degrees Celsius and circulates at a safe, low pressure through a network of pipes, valves, manifolds and switches, all of which must work together to heat the zoned areas:
A hydronic heating system is a closed system, which means that the water that is introduced the day the system is commissioned is most likely to be the same for the duration of the life of the hydronic system. For this reason, it is crucial to select the best quality manifolds, pipes, boilers and anything that will be in contact with the water, because any impurity will worsen over time.
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