Choosing the right water underfloor heating system

To get the best results from a water underfloor heating system, you’ll need to choose the right type for your particular needs. Here’s our quick guide to your options from Snug Underfloor Heating:

Screed systems

There’s no doubt about it, screed systems give you the best possible output. They’re also the cheapest option and the most efficient. The drawback is, they need space. Typically, they need around 200mm because they rely on heating a thermal mass. There are three different screed systems to choose fro

  • Staples: the cheapest way to lay this kind of system on a budget.
  • Clip rails: easier, faster installation, great for big, open rooms.
  • Castellation mats: the most expensive screed option, but the fastest. They’re also ideal if you’re laying a water system on a solid concrete floor without installation.

Low-profile systems

These are great when you’re retrofitting underfloor heating or working with low ceiling heights. They’re also perfect when you’re fitting a water system upstairs because they only need 18mm of space. Plus, they’re easy to install, even if you’re doing the job on your own. Adding our Snug Support low-profile ends makes installation much faster and easier too

Suspended floor systems

These systems are designed specifically for upper floors and there are two main options to choose from:

  • Suspended Heat Plates: fits neatly between standard 400mm joists and is easy to install.
  • Fit from below heat plates: ideal if you’re renovating downstairs and want to add underfloor heating upstairs without lifting the floor. It fits neatly between any size of joist and is quick and easy to install.

Why choose Snug?

At Snug we really know our underfloor heating. We’re experienced technical experts who love helping you get the most from our systems – finding just the right one for your project, creating a customised design and supporting you through installation and beyond. We’ll also give you:

  • Accurate, efficient, customisable systems that help reduce energy bills.
  • A full quote within 24 hours of receiving your project details.
  • Advice on choosing, installing and programming the right system for your needs.
  • A free custom design service, from pipe and board layouts to flow rates and full electrical schematics.
  • Expert help tackling your specific challenges, from limited budget to limited space or time.
  • A full warranty on every system, including replacement parts and damage cover.
  • The option to add smart wifi thermostats that learn how long your home takes to heat.
  • Straight-talking, expert support, whether you’re a homeowner or a heating professional.

To find out more, call our Snug support team today

01772 761333

sales@firsttrace.co.uk

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