Warm floors are increasingly part of our lives. Someone “felt” warm floors, being at a party, and now dreams of a similar system at home. Someone found them in the bathroom, I liked it, and decided to do around the house. And someone had just heard about underfloor heating, and does not know if he needed it. We will answer your questions.
1. Is warm floor safe for kids?
Underfloor heating is completely safe for children. It can be easily installed in the children’s room. Moreover, even with an open window in the room there is no draft. You can leave the kids play on the bare floor. However, if you choose an electric radiant floor heating, you should purchase and install is a two-core cable systems. In contrast to the single-core, they are more expensive. But the level of electromagnetic radiation in two-wire electrical floors so small that it has no effect and does not bring any harm.
2. Is it possible to lay floor heating in the bedroom?
It is believed that the warm floor cannot be laid in the bedroom. Supposedly heated air coming from the bottom, a negative impact on healthy sleep. In fact it is not. If exposed to moderate temperature, then sleep will be quite comfortable. Modern thermostats are equipped with timers, daily and weekly programming, so at night the warm floor temperature can be set lower by 2-3 degrees than in the day. This will not experience discomfort during sleep and still walk on the floor without slippers.
3. Is it true that the underfloor heating system improves the health of asthmatics and allergy sufferers?
Uniform distribution of heat from the floor heating prevents burning of dust, the air drainage. Also underfloor heating to prevent the emergence and spread of mold and mildew. In addition, no radiator dust much less flying across the room, leaving the air clean. If the home is equipped and the system of underfloor heating and ventilation system, there is no doubt, it will be easier to breathe. People with asthma or allergies, begin to feel better.
4. Is it possible to install a warm floor under furniture, under laminate, a parquet floor, under the carpet?
Underfloor heating is spread only on the free space (under the fixed furniture and appliances to mount the floor heating is not recommended). Special electric floor heating for wood can be installed under laminate and parquet board. On the radiant floor heating is also possible to lay laminate or flooring, but it is important that these coatings were of high quality. Carpets and rugs lay undesirable. They impede the free flow of heat across the room.
5. Can I install the underfloor heating in showers and bathrooms?
And the water, and electric floor heating can be installed in bathrooms and shower rooms. Electrical cables are protected from short circuits. Underfloor heating will forget about the “cold tile”, quickly dry the wet floor, and make it less slippery and dangerous.
6. Can I make a warm floor in the balcony on the balcony? And if so, how – water or electric?
In an apartment building with a central radiant floor heating system cannot be installed, an electric only. In this case, the heating cable or heating mat can be laid on the balcony or loggia. However, it is necessary that the balcony was sufficiently insulated, especially the floor and ceiling. In a private house permissible conduct electric underfloor heating on the balcony or loggia. Water heating in extreme cold can freeze. Therefore, in the cottages should apply anti-icing system.