Choosing tiles for underfloor heating


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.

Important considerations when choosing tiles for underfloor heating

Tiles are one of the best flooring options for underfloor heating. This is because tiles offer effective thermal conduction, so it takes less time for the tiles to heat up, and then this heat can be retained for a longer period of time. As a result, you can heat every room, from the bathroom, to the conservatory, effectively, with more energy efficient underfloor heating.

To make sure you choose the right tiles, there are a number of considerations to take into account. These include:

  • The thickness of the tile the tile thickness will effect how well the heat is conducted into the room. In general, the thicker the tile, the longer the room will take to heat up.
  • Tile material porcelain or ceramic tiles can be used effectively for any room with underfloor heating. Read below to find out more.

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.

Timber effect floor tiles for underfloor heating

If you need to tile a large, open plan area, timber effect floor planks can be a great option. These are over-sized so can help to speed up the tiling process, while also being suitable for underfloor heating.

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