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Tiling over Electric Underfloor Heating

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by warpkid, 12 Apr 2017.

  1. warpkid

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    Hi Guys

    We are having a conservatory installed and are having some electric underfloor heating fitted.
    Yesterday the guys laid the cabling and poured over the self levelling compound. I have noticed that a number of the cables are not fully covered. Should this be a cause for concern?

    As I understand it the tiler will be arriving tomorrow to lay tiles and I worry that with some cabling exposed they might be more prone to damage in the long term?

    I don't really know much about this stuff so you'll have to forgive my ignorance! I'm probably worried about nothing here.

    I've added a picture so you can see what I mean

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    it could do with another bad of leveller in all honesty, but if the tilers are careful they should be ok.
     
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    Also make sure to check continuity in the cables to make sure no damage is done before they start tiling and after
     
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    Thanks guys. The tiler came over and did his thing and apparently all went well. I did raise my concerns but was assured that it would be OK. Guess I'll find out in a few days when I turn it on!
     
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    Glad that it went well for you.
    However, its not all that difficult laying tile over the cables themselves without any SLC - its a slower job but its often done.
    What might be a concern, is that the SLC laid by whoever is merely a swill a few mm's deep.
    If you paid for that SLC job then you've been ripped.
     
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