Hydronic Radiant floor heating
Hydronic radiant floor system are the most popular and cost effective radiant heating solution. Warm water from a heat source is pumped through a network of pipes called circuits laid in a concrete slab or screed. The warmth from the pipes is absorbed by the concrete or screed and gently heats the room.
Hydronic radiant floor systems are best suited to applications over 40m2 where a concrete slab or screed can be poured.
Diffusion Plate Radiant floor heating
Diffusion plate system is designed specifically for timber joists floor application and is predominately used in light weight construction with the absence of a concrete slab or screed. Warm water from a heat source is pumped through pipes clipped to an aluminium plate installed between the floor joists. The aluminium plated then diffuses the heat over the floor area.
The diffusion plate system is best suited to applications over 40m2 without a concrete slab or screed.
Electric Radiant floor heating
Electric radiant floors consist of electric cables built into the concrete floor or screed. Systems that feature mats of electrically conductive plastic are also available, and are mounted onto the subfloor below a floor covering such as tile.
Electric floor systems are best suited to small areas less than 40m2 such as bathrooms or en suites due to the high running costs.