Circulating warm water through pipes concealed under the floor finish is an effective and controllable way to heat large commercial venues, including high-rise residential buildings, schools and leisure environments. The even and uniform manner in which heat is released delivers efficiency savings of up to 30% compared to conventional heating methods, which lose energy by dissipating heat from a fixed point.
Many healthcare facilities have embraced this heating method, as radiators can be a safety risk for patients and they also take up valuable space that could otherwise be used for life-saving equipment.
To add further end user benefits into the floor area, underfloor heating can be combined with acoustic insulation to reduce sound transfer around the building.
Here are just some of the systems that Flowcrete UK recommends when heating is a key flooring requirement.