Underfloor heating will heat everything from the floor up keeping your toes nice and cosy in the cold months.
There are various types of systems available, the best solution depends on a range of factors including your project type, your current heating system and energy source.
Underfloor heating essentially works by turning the floor area into a giant, efficient and invisible heat emitter. Heating pipes are installed beneath the floor, which heat up, to warm the room from the ground up.
Because underfloor heating covers such a large surface area, it is able to use much lower water temperatures than radiators. This helps to improve efficiency – especially with a heat pump – and also better heats a room as there are no cold spots.
Underfloor heating upstairs
Many homes combine downstairs underfloor heating with radiators on upper floors. However, retrofitting underfloor heating can be achieved but might be difficult as the existing flooring needs to be taken into account (the existing floor might need to be removed and reinstated.) There is a lot to consider for underfloor heating upstairs so you will need professional advice.