Under Timber Floor Hydronic Heating

There’s nothing like beautifully finished timber flooring with the added bonus of warmth! Can you put hydronic underfloor heating under wooden floors? Yes you can!

Many home owners love combining the look and feel of warm timber floors to achieve optimium comfort in their living spaces.   Entertaining family and friends during the cold winter months has never been more comfortable!

Hydronic underfloor heating timber floors can be a very effective way of heating your home in Australia, however, there are a few restrictions to keep in mind. With timber floors, it is essential that the surrounding humidity be kept at a level that will not shrink or warp the timber.

To avoid this, it is important to be aware of the heat restrictions advised by your timber floor manufacturer before installing your hydronic floor heating systems. Typically, the floor heating system is controlled by using air and floor sensing thermostats to ensure that the floor surface temperature does not exceed 27°C (or whatever is recommended by your timber floor supplier).

Hydronic Timber Floor Heating Installation

Battened timber floors are best heated using a diffusion plate system.  Diffusion plates are aluminum plates that are used to fixed the pipes with hydronic heating systems.  The plates are then installed between the battens on an existing concrete slab.  Screed is then used to level the surface of the battens and if used with suitable insulation, the installation will provide a comfortable ambient warmth. A floating timber floor can be added on top of an in screed or in-slab hydronic heating system, but as it is the case for timber floor, the temperature must be limited to comply with the manufacturer’s recommendations.


Quick Heat is designed for under timber heating installations and includes the required insulation beneath the piping system. It has an embedded “recessed” aluminium plate that holds the pipes.  The aluminium plate ensures an even distribution of the heat beneath the floor material.

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With Australian made products and knowledge you can rely on Devex Systems for reliable floor heating solutions, not just for hydronic timber floor heating but also in slab heating, under carpet heating, under tile heating and more!