Underfloor Heating under Vinyl
Vinyl flooring and luxury vinyl tiles (LVT), including Amtico and Karndean ranges, are well suited for use with underfloor heating. This strong, durable and low-maintenance floor finish is perfectly complemented by a low-maintenance floor heating solution creating a luxurious, warm to the touch finish, to any room.
Warmup is delighted to announce, following an extensive study to test the impact of its underfloor heating under Amtico’s most popular Signature and Spacia vinyl ranges, that Warmup electric floor heating is safe for use under Amtico flooring.
Underfloor Heating for Vinyl Floors
Warmup offers a wide range of products for vinyl underfloor heating. As wet underfloor heating systems are embedded into the structural sub-floor, all products in the Warmup wet system range can be used with vinyl.
Depending on your preference, you may also want to choose electric underfloor heating. Warmup Foil and Warmup Inslab Cable electric underfloor heating can be used with vinyl. We recommend using an insulated underlay and dual overlay for maximum energy efficiency with the electric heating systems.
When using the system with vinyl flooring, the floor temperature should not exceed 81°F (27°C). This is safeguarded by using a thermostat and indicating in the setup that the system is being used with vinyl flooring. If you are thinking of getting the system and installing it under vinyl flooring, take a look at our room thermostats which are designed for use with vinyl flooring. The thermostat gives you total control of your heating settings and allows you to enjoy a warm room when desired with no wasted energy by heating the room when this is not required.
To ensure effective performance of the system, everything above the heater, including underlay, overlay and final floor finish need to be in the limits set below. It is not recommended to install the system if the limits below are not met. This may hinder the performance of the system and result in the system not working as desired.
|Transfer of heat limits|
|Tog||No more than 2.5|
|RSI||No more than 0.25|
|R-Value (US)||No more than 1.42|
|U-Value||No less than 4.0|