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4 Benefits of Underfloor Bathroom Heating

28.07.2022

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There’s nothing worse than starting the winter mornings with cold feet on even colder bathroom tiles. And luckily, you don’t need to live that life when can enjoy underfloor bathroom heating in your next bathroom renovation.

What Is Under Floor Heating 

First things first, what is under-floor heating? Underfloor heating is exactly what it sounds like – heating installed beneath your flooring, whether it’s hydronic or electric. It provides you with an effective heating solution for bathrooms of all sizes. 

  • Hydronic

Hydronic heating uses the hot water system and is a more challenging and expensive installation process. The process relies on your hot water boiler dispersing hot water to the underfloor piping coils that heat up to create lovely warm flooring. It’s a more cost-effective option if you’re launching a full home renovation and plan to install it throughout your home. 

  • Electric

When electric underfloor heating is installed, electric cables are installed by embedding them in thin mats beneath the floor. It is the easier of the two options to install, which is why the majority of homeowners choose it. You can set your ideal floor temperature and it will reach your desired temperature in around half an hour. Done? Just switch it off. If you’re planning bathroom renovations, then this is a great time for electric underfloor heating. It is best used in open-plan bathrooms.

Benefits of Underfloor Heating 

If you’re thinking about renovating your bathroom in Sydney, you need to take a look at this long list of potential benefits of underfloor heating. 

  • Energy efficient

A traditional radiator has to work hard to produce the amount of heat needed to heat an entire room. Underfloor heating can do it in half the time and at a lower temperature, meaning it uses far less energy than your traditional heating solution. 

  • Low maintenance

Once the system is installed, it requires very little maintenance moving forward. It’s essentially a set it and forget it system unless you opt for the hydronic system which requires more regular servicing to ensure optimal performance. 

  • Even heating

With the heating installed beneath the floor, you never need to worry about the cold spots so common in traditional heating systems. 

  • Space saving

Without the need for a radiator, you don’t have to worry about working a bulky wall-affixed heating system. You can style your bathroom exactly as you always dreamed. 

Of course, it’s important to mention that with underfloor heating your bathroom will be less likely to develop a mould problem.

Why A Bathroom Renovation Is The Best Time To Install 

The best time to lay underfloor heating is during bathroom renovations because you’re already ripping the floor out to replace it. Underfloor heating is just that – it is installed beneath the floor so it’s impossible to do without first lifting the floor. So it’s a more cost-effective way to get the heating system you want without tearing up the floor without completing the rest of the bathroom. 

How Crystal Bathrooms Can Help 

Underfloor heating is an excellent, cost and energy-efficient heating solution to heat your bathroom and beyond. If you’re thinking about launching a home renovation, you should explore all of your options before you make a decision. And if you are planning a bathroom renovation in Sydney, there’s only one thing to do – reach out to Crystal Bathrooms to discuss your renovating bathroom ideas. You can get in touch for a free no-obligation quote, whether you know exactly what you’d like or you’re looking for a bit of guidance. 

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