Speedheat Underfloor Heating
Absolutely! The slight build-up height (less than 1,5mm) is particularly practical when you install new flooring on top of an existing floor.
For best results however, it would be best to remove the existing flooring and install insulation underneath the heating with the new flooring on top. This requires a build-up height of 5 - 25 mm depending on the type and thickness of the floor insulation to be installed. Your Speedheat consultant will advise you correctly to suit your requirements. For more information on different floor build-ups refer to Products.
The required power depends on many factors such as, inter alia, how well the room(s) are insulated and the available floor surface area you wish to heat. Generally we work on 60 - 80% coverage. Heating will generally not be extended under cabinets, wardrobes or heavy furniture and also not under beds.
The Speedheat consultant will advise you on the correct power for your home and your requirements.
Response time is from 30 - 45 minutes, depending on the floor finish and the insulation installed. See our warming up graphs with different insulation installations.
The Speedheat heating element is less than 1.5 mm in diameter, is absolutely safe and complies with all existing safety standards. Thanks to the thin element, the Speedheat heating system can be installed quickly and can always be applied. Only minimal build-up height is required. The heating element is in touch with your flooring and in that way you experience the comfortable radiant heat almost immediately after switching on.
Electric heating of an entire home is very well possible and often done. The big advantage with Speedheat is that you can control the temperature in each room individually with multi-function programmable thermostats. This helps reduce energy consumption, especially in rooms that are not being used.