Is laminate flooring suitable for underfloor heating?
Answered by Electrical Innovations (Derby) Ltd
21st March 2019
Electrical Innovations (Derby) Ltd answered the question "Is laminate flooring suitable for underfloor heating?"
Yes, this is not a problem at all but you should check with your underfloor heating manufacturer (or ask your installer) to make sure you have the right system to be used with laminate flooring. We fit electric floor heating and it comes in different heat outputs. The lower rating is usually the system you would use with a laminate floor.
Answered by Gas-Tec Plumbing and Heating
19th March 2019
Gas-Tec Plumbing and Heating answered the question "Is laminate flooring suitable for underfloor heating?"
Laminate is usually fine on underfloor, it is good at conducting heat, however so real wood laminates do have maximum temperatures they can stand so its worth checking with the supplier. Your underfloor heating supplier should have quoted the maximum floor temperatures in their specification, sometimes floor sensors may be used to all delicate floor coverings to be used, these keep the floor below a set temperature preventing the covering from buckling.
Answered by LP Plumbing & Heating Ltd
5th March 2019
LP Plumbing & Heating Ltd answered the question "Is laminate flooring suitable for underfloor heating?"
Yes there are some very good systems out there that can be used underneath laminate flooring. Most consist of a preformed board that the pipes lay in, you then board over this with a 20mm chipboard or similar this to strengthen the floor and protect the pipes as laminate flexes. You then lay a thin membrane down followed by the laminate. It's best to get a company that installs underfloor heating such a ourselves to design and lay this system for you to ensure correct set up and to elimate any future problems.
Answered by L Kennedy Property
1st March 2019
L Kennedy Property answered the question "Is laminate flooring suitable for underfloor heating?"
Yes it is (I would double check by having a quick read of the packaging ).I have underfloor heating and laminate flooring in both of my bathrooms, the heating pipe is under the22mm chipboard flooring then I have used the cheapest (and therefore thinnest ) underlay and then the laminate.I have found this combination to work very well.