Tiles create beautiful flooring in a home, but they can grow chilly as winter approaches. You can resolve this, however, by installing under-tile heating. Consider the following benefits you'll enjoy.
Covers All Areas
Some heaters emit warmth from a single source — for example, a portable radiant or fan heater or a heater installed in the ceiling or wall. Such heaters can create warm patches in a room but leave other room areas cold. Under-tile heating, though, warms the entire floor. Before the tiles are laid, insulated conductor elements are laid in strips to cover all parts of the subbase evenly. Thus, all the tiles laid on top will be warm and inviting once the heating is on.
Helps Allergy Sufferers
Under-tile heating emanates gentle warmth from the flooring, and it doesn't involve using fans to blow air around the room. This helps allergy sufferers who struggle when dust and other particles are disturbed and whirled around the room by fan heaters.
Underfloor heating is safe. The conductors are insulated for protection. Plus, they run on electrical circuits that an RCD, residual current device, protects. These devices monitor the current running through the wires. If any electricity goes astray, the RCD will instantly cut the power to prevent an accident or electrocution. Thus, you can enjoy the beautiful soft warmth of under tile heating in total safety.
Flows Everywhere in the Room
Under-tile heating warms all parts of the floor and helps to warm the air throughout the room. Hot air naturally rises. Thus, if heat emanates from the floor, it will waft towards the ceiling. In doing so, the warmth will flow through all levels of the room. Conversely, heating sources such as a reverse cycle unit placed high on a wall emits warmth around the ceiling. And this heated air won't flow downwards for you to bask in its comfort (because heat naturally rises). That's why underfloor heating is an ideal option.
Suits Different Areas
Under-tile heating can be installed in any room. For example, you can connect it in the bathroom so you won't shiver when your toes hit cold tiles. You can also lay the heating in kitchens and other tiled areas. Additionally, this heating is invisible, and it doesn't require vents spread across the flooring. Thus, you can arrange the furniture and room layout how you prefer and not be dictated to by the heating system.
Reach out to a professional to install under-tile heating.