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Why Underfloor Heating is a Must for Your Bathroom This Winter

Warmth for everyone

If you are undergoing a ‘Tiles-Off’ renovation, or building a new home, we always highly recommend underfloor heating be something to consider. Easily forgotten about, then easily remembered as soon as the weather gets colder and getting ready in the morning gets harder. Imagine stepping on to a toasty warm floor on a winter morning.

Heated floors provide not only warmth on the floor but to the whole bathroom. As heat rises, applying heated floors will in turn allow for the heat to travel upwards throughout the whole bathroom.

The Benefits of Underfloor Heating

Even and comfortable warmth throughout the bathroom

Unlike reverse cycle or ducted gas, electric underfloor heating systems provide warmth throughout the entire floor. The heat is distributed evenly throughout the bathroom meaning there are no cold spots making for a warm and cosy environment.

Space saving and design freedom

With underfloor heating, there is more design freedom in the space. Use dreamy pendant lights instead of a heater fan and light. Since every wall is freed up, this allows more space on the wall that may have been used for a heater fan or a radiator.

Zero maintenance

Since there is zero dust circulation having no vents, there is no need for cleaning out filters! This makes underfloor heating perfect for families with allergies. It has been shown that by opting for underfloor heating, you can reduce the number of dust mites by up to 80%, as underfloor heating radiates heat gently and evenly upwards from the floor and creates less favourable conditions for house dust mites to live and breed as the environment is too dry and warm.

Efficient and cost-effective

There is a common assumption that underfloor heating is costly and expensive to run. But a typical bathroom (3.5² of heating) running for four hours a day would cost less than the average takeaway coffee a week*. As the heated floors will be the primary source of heat, comfortable conditions are achieved at a lower ambient temperature and generate warmth where it is needed, not at the ceiling. This also allows for even and consistent distribution of heat.

With the use of a programmable thermostat, you can schedule when you’d like your underfloor heating to run so when you want to take a shower or bath at the same time every day before work, your floor will be ready and heated.

Some Underfloor Heating Options

Frequently Asked Questions

How do heated bathroom floors work?  

Underfloor heating systems are wired mats that are installed in the slab or screed layer of a bathroom. The heating cable is then wired up with the other eclectics in the room, allowing the mat to heat the floor surface above it and in turn, heat your bathroom.

How much does a heated bathroom floor cost?

The cost of underfloor heating systems will depend on the surface area you need to cover. Once this is determined you can choose a heating kit size that works for you.

As for running costs, this will be dependent on the insulation value of the property, type of flooring used, and the level of insulation below the heating system. You can also use Thermogroup’s Running Cost Calculator here to help you estimate how much your daily usage would be.

How do I control my underfloor heating system?

Every system should be connected to a thermostat. You can choose from a simple, manual on/off switch, but we highly recommend the a programmable heating thermostat with a heating schedule for better efficiency. You can even purchase a dual timer that allows you to schedule your heated towel rails or mirror demister, and heated floors.

For a limited time only, you can receive cashback when you purchase a Thermogroup underfloor heating kit. Simply purchase a Thermogroup underfloor heating kit between the 1st of April and 31st of July 2021, and claim your cashback at by the 31st of August 2021. For more information click here.

*Average Australian cup of coffee is $4.50

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