Different types of underfloor heating and underfloor cooling
Quick-Step floors can all be paired with low-temperature underfloor heating. Depending on the floor you choose, there are two possible options:
- Hot water or electric heating elements that are installed into the subfloor. This works with all Quick-Step floors: Laminate, Timber and Vinyl.
- Heating film: the latest generation of underfloor heating systems. The heating film is placed on the screed or base floor. It is compatible with our Laminate and Timber floors.
All Quick-Step floors are compatible with underfloor cooling as well. The cooling elements work in the same way as the heating elements, except with cold instead of warm water.
The importance of thermal resistance and insulation
To enjoy the benefits of underfloor heating, you need a floor with low thermal resistance, which allows the heat to pass through. The higher the thermal resistance, the longer it will take your floor to warm up and the less efficient your underfloor heating will be.
Additionally, it is important to place an insulating layer below your underfloor heating. This way, heat is reflected away from the insulative layer and is conducted through the floor.
Quick-Step Vinyl floors have the lowest thermal resistance of all Quick-Step floors and are excellent thermal conductors, making them perfectly suited for underfloor heating. However, our Laminate and Timber floor ranges also offer suitable and cost-effective options.
Installing underfloor heating and underfloor cooling
When installing a floor in combination with underfloor heating or cooling, it is important to follow the specific guidelines for each floortype.