Underfloor heating for under the carpet

07.07.2020 14:54

Underfloor heating for under the carpet, called under carpet heating or carpet heating.

What is underfloor heating?

An underfloor heating, as the name suggests, is positioned under a carpet, unlike a heating mat or heating carpet. This should be suitable for underfloor heating and should always be able to cover the entire size of the under carpet heating. An under-carpet heating system is quickly placed under a carpet and thus ensures a warm floor.

Even in rented flats or holiday homes, such an under-carpet heating system can be put into operation quickly and without structural changes. For the operation of the carpet heating, a nearby power socket is perfectly sufficient.

Especially small children who make their first attempts at crawling on the floor or people whose feet are always cold love the product.

This type of mobile electric underfloor heating is very popular thanks to the different sizes, quick start-up and flexible application possibilities. In addition, the underfloor heating can easily be folded up again and taken out of operation outside the heating period.

Function and operation of the underfloor heating

The under-carpet heating mat provides pleasant warmth over the entire size. The surface is heated up to 28°C within a few minutes. The electricity supplied via the socket is converted into heat.  Heating cables, heating foils or heating fabric are used as heating elements. The heating element is usually embedded or insulated in fleece, PET or aluminium. For very poorly insulated or basement floors, additional insulation in the form of 2-3mm XPS or cork can contribute to a higher efficiency.

Underfloor heating should only be used on temperature-resistant surfaces. This is because it cannot be ruled out that an inferior PVC flooring will fade. Furthermore, nothing larger than a table leg should be placed on the entire underfloor heating.  It must always be ensured that the heat generated can escape and that no heat accumulation occurs.

The under-carpet heating is also known under the terms such as heatable carpet underlay, carpet heating underlay or carpet heating. As this type of electric underfloor heating is not yet known to many people, the terms such as heating mat or heating carpet are also familiar.
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