Installing Laminate Underfloor Heating

A quick guide to installing underfloor heating.

Items you will need
Floor Preparation

Before you carry out the installation of your new under floor heating system it is vital that you prepare the area first.

  1. Remove old flooring and / or prepare surface of existing floor to accept the installation.
  2. Where possible ensure the floor is completely flat, if required use latex level compound to take out any uneven areas.
  3. Clear the floor of any debris and make sure the surface is clean and dust free.

Installation method for Laminate Underfloor heating

When installing the laminate underfloor heating system an insulation must be used to ensure the heat is transferred upwards into the room. Our 6mm Therm-All insulation is designed for use with Laminate floors no matter if underfloor heating is being used. It has high acoustic values as well as excellent thermal values.


        1.  Roll out the Therm-All insulation to cover the whole floor area of the room. You can stick the edges of the insulation to the floor using double sided tape or carpet spray glue.
        2. Lay out the heating mats to the plan provided by staff or to your desired layout.
        3. Before sticking under floor heating mats down check the resistance using a multi-meter.
        4. Document the Mat serial number / size / position and resistance on installation chart provided.
        5. Stick the heating mats to the insulation using high adhesive tape provided.
        6. Guide the cold leads (lives and neutrals) to a junction box.
        7. Lay the thermostatic floor probe (provided with the thermostat) in between 2 ribbons central to the floor (Approx 20mm from ribbon element).
        8. Ensure the mats and wires are as flat as possible
        9. An electrician must make all electrical connections and carry out another resistance check at this point.
        10. Lay the laminate floor ensuring you do not hit or damage the mats with tapping block, pull bar or hammer.
        11. Your underfloor Heating is now ready to be used, simply switch on and enjoy.

Frequent Questions

A vapour barrier is not requires with our laminate underfloor heating however some laminate manufacturers may insist one is put in place. A moisture barrier will have no benefit or adverse effect with our ribbon heating mats.

Most rugs do not have a tog rating and for that reason we would strongly advise against the use of rugs with any underfloor heating system.

The ribbon underfloor heating mats have a large surface coverage area and therefore can work at lower temperatures. The usual working temperature of the heating elements is less than 26 Degrees C.

There are certain furnishings that may not be suitable with any under floor heating. i.e bean bags, insulation mats, large cushions and the like should not be placed directly on the floor.

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