Floor Heating Advantages and Disadvantages

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Floor Heating

Advantages of Floor Heating

Underfloor heating is becoming more and more common in both new builds and existing homes, and with good reason. Heating in this was has attractive advantages, which make home owners more likely to heat in this way. Below you will find an overview of advantages.

More Comfort

Underfloor heating works by radiating heating from the floor to the roof, allowing for an even ambient temperature around the body, thus allowing pleasant warmth at a lower temperature than conventional heaters.

Saving Energy

With the rising cost in energy pricings, underfloor heating is the perfect solution due to its lower temperature than radiators, but an even and pleasurable heat throughout a room, allowing for cheaper running costs, yet a more efficient heating system.

More Space

Heaters are eyesore. In any property, private or business, a heater in a room instantly distracts from the delights in a room, but underfloor heating is hidden in plain sight, allowing an invisible yet effective system.

Improved Air

Floor Heating Better Air Quality

Not only does underfloor heating cause a more pleasurable heat source, it also allows for cleaner air in every room.

Underfloor heating allows a continuous air flow throughout a room while heating. In comparison, with a radiator system, stale warm air remains being circulated within a room.

Disadvantages of Floor Heating

Floor heating also has some disadvantages and points of attention.

Floor Finishes

As with anything, there are disadvantages to the systems, and floor finish is a major disadvantage to underfloor heating. While constantly improving with different systems, underfloor heating has the optimum effectiveness with a solid floor finish, such as tiles or marble. While systems have been adapted for laminate/wooden flooring, these finishes do not allow for the maximum effectiveness of an underfloor heating system.

Main Heating Source

A good underfloor heating system is only half the battle, insulation is the other half. Any heating system is only as good as the insulation in any room. Heat loss is a major factor to how an underfloor heating system works. The better the insulation, the better the heating system.

Floor Height

With all our systems, a minimum height is required to install the system, so in an existing property floor height may be an issue.


The installation of any system comes with a price tag, compared with conventional heating systems, but in the long run, these systems could pay for themselves due to the lower running costs.

Contact our Floor Heating Specialists

Would you like to know more about the advantages and disadvantages of under floor heating?
Please contact our specialists for any further inquiries on 01887 822027