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LeeUK

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:42 pm Reply with quote

Hi

Am looking into this and will be laid onto a suspended floor / floorboards

What is a good option for a quick install?

Maybe laying laminate on top.

any info appeciated
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RF Lighting

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:09 pm Reply with quote

Don't bother.

Electric underfloor heating under laminate flooring is a waste of time and money.

At best it'll just take the chill off the floor, at worst you won't even know it's on. It certainly will never actually heat the room up.
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LeeUK

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:21 pm Reply with quote

We have a small cottage with this fitted under a tile floor and it seems to work well.
This was already in the house when purchased so no idea on type
Tiles wouldnt suit this install
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bernardgreen

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:21 am Reply with quote

RF Lighting wrote:
Electric underfloor heating under laminate flooring is a waste of time and money.
Very often this is true. At best it warms the floor enough to be comfortable to walk on in bare feet.

RF Lighting wrote:
It certainly will never actually heat the room up.
It can warm the room only but at the cost of scorched feet, warped laminate and staines from spilages baked into the surface of the laminate.
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Boxerman

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:34 pm Reply with quote

Jeez some people spout some real rubbish on here at times, electric underfloor is fine with laminate, I have it working very happily in a conservatory and it wams the room nicely!!! Don't get me wrong, it's not cheap to run but can work effectively if you get the right system. Mine came from www.allbrite.co.uk I suggest you talk to them regarding which system is right for your specific requirements.
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