Insulation and fixings for heating mats, cables and foils
INSULATION AND FIXING MATERIALS FOR ELECTRIC HEATING
Floor Heating-Direct supplies the following types of insulation for electrical underfloor heating.
Thermal Insulation Boards
Thermal Insulation Boards have been specifically designed to use under heating mats and heating cables to prevent heat loss to the subfloor. The boards are cement based and designed for direct application of electrical underfloor heating and (ceramic) tiles. The boards have high levels of insulation characteristics and will make the underfloor heating mat or cable more efficient.
Polystyrene Insulation needs to be placed underneath heating foils for a wooden, laminate or parquet floors.
The insulation will absorb the crimps and will not only increase the efficiency of the system and save you money, but will also help to reduce floor noise levels.
Wall Expansion Strips
Wall Expansion Strips will minimise unwanted heat loss and allow for expansion, it is important to ensure that the floor screed does not form a bridge to either external or internal walls. Therefore, edge insulation must be laid against all walls when using the 7.0mm Heating Cable for underfloor heating.