Floor heating is one of the features that really is on the wishlist of a bathroom when a bathroom is being renovated. It's not least to have the lovely feeling of walking on a hot stone floor before and after a shower or a bath. The alternative - a cold stone floor - does not feel a dew attracting. The floor heating is also an affordable and good alternative for heating the bathroom.
Heating in the bathroom floor is something extraordinary. It provides a comfortable feeling with warm stone slabs under the feet in front of and after a shower or a bath. The stone may be so cold to go on. It is also useful with underfloor heating in bathrooms, as the floor leads heat well and electric radiators in the wet areas are not preferable. So in addition to the wonderful comfort, underfloor heating is often an excellent option for heating a bathroom.
The water-borne underfloor heating acts as wall radiators in a water-borne heating system. Hot water flows through pipes that are laid under the floor, which makes the floor warm. Water-borne underfloor heating fits well for houses that already have a water-borne heating system and for bathrooms with a high ceiling height. The drawing of water-borne underfloor heating requires some height. However, for the system to work, a circulation pump is required. This is because the temperature in the floor slings must be well much lower than the water temperature in radiators is. The circulation pump is quite expensive when purchasing.
Water loops can be laid on their own, even if a professional man does the work faster. However, the person who puts the water heater in need of proper control of how the work is to be done.
The person who has no water-borne heat in the house can easily install electricity in the floor if the bathroom floor is to be replaced. Heat blades consist of high resistance electrical wiring. Resistance causes the cables to become hot. The loops are wrapped or inserted into the flooring. Nowadays, there are also practical heating mats where the loops are located. They are easier to mount. Electric heating has the advantage that there is no major floor height needed to work well. A qualified electrician needs to be commissioned to install electric heating hobs.
Newly built houses are increasingly hot air heaters. Then circulate warm air in loops underneath the floor. However, it is rarely installed in existing houses that do not previously have airborne heat. The airborne heat is also often the main heating system in all parts of the house.
For the underfloor heating to work properly and for the warmth to strike up properly, the floor under the loops is very well insulated. Otherwise, a lot of power leaks downwards. One common measure is that there must be at least 250 mm insulation under the heat blades to make them effective. The actual loops are then laid before the surface of the bathroom so that they are not exposed to moisture.
There is no difference in actual energy consumption to heat a bathroom with heat blades than with other heat sources. However, a room warmed from the floor feels warmer by us people. This means that a bathroom does not need to be heated as much to experience warm and recycled, which reduces the cost of heating. The heat is also well distributed over the bathroom, which gives a comfortable feeling. During the summer it is also nice to have the floor heating on, even when other heat sources are turned off. This can lead to a higher power consumption.