issue heating homes has always been important for the person, because the heat creates a comfortable and cozy atmosphere in the room, and a warm floor under the floorboard can not but rejoice in the cold winter days.However, his device should be approached with great care, due to the peculiarities of flooring.
Do I need a heater under the floorboard?↑
If the flooring for your home or one of its rooms you choose flooring, then not for a moment forget that this natural wood.Keep this in mind when there is dry cleaning, open the windows wide open, letting the house gentle sunlight.Why is this so important?The fact that the timber - is extremely sensitive to external influences material.Failure to comply with the rules of operation of parquet floor in a short time can reduce your efforts in its laying on there.
overdried air and high temperatures lead to cracks of wood flooring, waterlogging - browning, mold, fungi propagation and deformation.
Moreover, wood is fire-hazardous material.Again, the question arises, what relation to the properties of the floorboard has a warm floor?The answer is quite simple.Warm floors under the floorboard - a constant or periodic increase in temperature floor and ambient air, reducing its moisture.Of course, this has a negative effect on the wood.To save the primeval attractive appearance of the flooring, you still have to more carefully monitor the temperature and humidity regime.Otherwise, you run the risk of simply "throw good money after bad."
worth noting that the flooring is a good insulating material and retains heat well.That is why even in the winter days you will not experience discomfort when walking barefoot on the floor.
Thus, before spending your own money, precious time and non-reducing nerve cells, think well, there is a need for installation of floor heating under the floor?Are you ready to take care of the flooring with due diligence?If both questions you answered "yes", then you can safely begin to market research underfloor heating.
select the optimum system ↑
on the market today underfloor widely represented domestic and foreign manufacturers.However, all of the products offered can be easily divided into three main types.So, modern underfloor heating under the floorboard can be:
- infrared film;
Each of these has a number of performance, has its advantages and disadvantages.Check them out before you make your choice.
Infrared floors and parquet ↑
Infrared floor heating is a novelty in the relevant market segment, but has already managed to win the love of consumers and get favorable reviews from experts.He made quite simple - it is a common polymer film of small thickness, which in a certain order soldered graphite strip.Between these heating elements are connected material of copper or silver, which are characterized by a low electrical resistance.
Connects the floor through a thermostat to power.
principle of operation of this type of floor heating is also simple: the heating elements heat given infrared surface of the floor and standing on its subjects.It heated interior items then give heat to the surrounding air.This is a distinctive feature of the infrared film floor.When using other systems, first heats the ambient air, and only then is heated by the heat of its objects in the room.
Remember: flooring - sensitive material.That is why using the film warm floor heating flooring is not recommended for more than 27˚C.If he has a lacquer coating, the optimum temperature will be 21˚C.
Infrared heated floor has a lot of advantages:
- It is suitable for any Finish flooring.
- is flexible, allowing you to lay it on the surface with a slope, stage podiums.
- Failure of one part of the rest of the canvas floor heating will operate normally.
- can be operated for several decades.
- floor heating occurs within a few minutes after the activation of the system.
- Film IR floor is completely safe for children, adults and pets.
Water Heated floor ↑
This type of floor heating as a heating element is to use ordinary water.It fills plastic pipes laid in a certain way on the basis of sex and poured concrete screed.Radiant floor heating is often used as the primary heat source in small rooms, but in the presence of parquet flooring is better not to ignore the traditional radiators.
Water floor heating can be laid in an apartment high-rise building with central heating as well as the use of electricity for heating water in the pipes of sex is prohibited.
The main advantages of the water floor include the following points:
- It is perfectly suited for heating large areas.
- saves energy.
- floor heating and air takes place as uniformly as possible.
As for the shortcomings of this system, then you have to consider the following nuances:
- No one is safe from accidents and leaks, and this means that the water can damage expensive floorboard.
- regulate operation of the water floor heating slightly heavier than electric or infrared film.
- without the services of the master installation of the system you can not do.
- The design of this type of floor heating steals the available ceiling height of about 11-13 cm.
Electric type under the floorboard ↑
Electric floor heating is widely used in modern residential area.It differs quite democratic price and performance.The heating element in this case is an electric heating cable.It can be laid on a prepared base floor in two main ways: spiral and parallel.
cable can be separate or sealed into a film.In the latter case, the electric floor heating as infrared analog of film may be laid on the surface of complex shape.After laying the cable is laying insulation material and pouring concrete screeds.
heating cable serves as a transmitter of electrical energy into heat.
The advantages of electric floor heating rightfully belong:
- Easy installation - handle even a layman.
- lack of negative impact on the parquet flooring with proper temperature control, the absence of any leaks.
- uniform heating throughout the floor.
course, have to take into account the fact that your energy bills rise slightly, but it's just the price of your comfort.
So now you are familiar with the main types of underfloor heating, which can be stowed under the floorboard.Do you know their main advantages and disadvantages, the principle of operation.It remains only to make the right decision based on your own preferences, financial capacity and operating conditions of the warm floor.