Underfloor heating is a home heating option that is increasingly popular for bathrooms, kitchens and even living rooms across the UK. And it’s not all that surprising. After all, who doesn’t want to step out of the bath onto warm, heated tiles? But how does underfloor heating work? And what are the considerations for choosing tiles for underfloor heating? Well, here at Tiles 2 Go, we are Preston’s leading tiling professionals. From traditional and patterned tiles, to modern tiling and timber effect tiles, we offer something for every home. And this is our guide to help you decide on the right tiles for your underfloor heating system.

Choosing tiles for underfloor heating

Tiles are the best type of flooring for underfloor heating, because they offer effective thermal conduction. This means that it takes less time for the tiles to heat up, and this heat can then be retained for longer. This means you can heat every room, from the bathroom, to the conservatory, effectively. The thickness of the tile will effect this though, as the thicker the tile, the longer it will take to heat. This is something you should consider when choosing the right floor tiles.

Porcelain or ceramic tiles can be used. But which is better?

Porcelain tiles for underfloor heating

Porcelain tiles are the most hard-wearing and waterproof of the two options. This means they can be used effectively in high traffic areas, as well as areas with high amounts of moisture, like the bathroom and the kitchen. However, porcelain tiles are also more expensive.

Ceramic tiles for underfloor heating

Ceramic tiles are slightly more porous that porcelain tiles. This means they might not be a good option for high moisture areas like wet rooms and bathrooms, but they can be used effectively in other areas of the house.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at Tiles 2 Go.

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