Heating film under the panels
Heating film under the panels
Floor heating with infrared heating foils directly under the floor panels is currently the most popular electric heating system in residential construction. The great popularity of this heating system results from the reasonable operating costs of the heating films and the small investment outlays in relation to other heating systems.
Floor coverings made of laminated panelsis the most frequently chosen finishing material used in the living room, kitchen, bedroom, room or office. It is characterized by a low purchase price, a very wide range of colors and a very simple assembly. Laminated panels are also a great cladding for underfloor heating with heating foils. The floor panels used for underfloor heating with heating foils are mounted in a floating system with a so-called lock. The installation of the floor panels in a floating system allows for very precise installation of the heating foil on practically the entire surface of the room, creating surface heating. Such a covering of the heating foil allows even temperature distribution throughout the room and heating work at low temperatures, which translates into comfort of use and a stable temperature of the floor.
Underfloor heating with Heat Decor heating foils is classified as infrared heating systems thanks to the unique graphite structure of the heating foil. The emitted heat from the heating foil heats the floor, walls, ceiling, objects and people in the room. Infrared heated objects give their heat to the air. This form of heating has a positive effect on the indoor climate in the room and reduces the feeling of dry air and convection. The direct location of the heating foil under the floor panels in the underfloor heating means that the heat is introduced into the room in a direct way, shortening the room heating time and floor heating.
Warm floor comfort
Very often, heating foils are used in underfloor heating under floor panels as auxiliary heating or providing the comfort of a warm floor. In this case, the heating foil is often used in communication routes such as corridors, vestibules, vestibules and other places where we want to heat the room or obtain the effect of a warm floor.
The effect of a warm floor is desirable especially in children’s rooms , where our smallest children spend their time playing on the floor. The use of heating foil under the floor panels in children’s rooms will surely make the fun of our children more pleasant and parents will not worry that their child will catch a cold or cold.
The optimal coverage of a room with a heating foil as the primary heating system is approx. 80%. the entire plane. Such a covering of the heating foil enables even temperature distribution throughout the room and heating works at low temperatures.
Installation of the heating foil under the floor panels
- Floor panels finishing.
The top floor covering with a decorative and functional function that meets the relevant abrasion resistance standards. The heating system mainly uses laminated panels and wooden sandwich planks mounted in a floating form on the so-called lock.
- Vapor barrier foil.
LDPE vapor barrier foil, 0.2 mm thick, protects the heating foil against mechanical damage resulting from the friction process during shrinkage and expansion of the floor panels. The vapor barrier foil also protects the heating system against random events such as flooding with water or other substances in liquid form.
- Heat Decor heating film.
The Heat Decor infrared heating film is the main heat carrier in underfloor heating. The heating foil is connected to the electric wires with installation connectors and then connected to the room thermostat equipped with a built-in air temperature sensor and an external floor temperature sensor. The heating foil installed directly under the floor panels in dry rooms does not require grounding.
- Heat Decor insulating mat.
The insulating mat serves as thermal insulation, because the heating foil emits heat in two directions. In addition, the insulating mat compensates for unevenness in the floor and acts as an acoustic insulation. The Heat Decor insulating mat also plays a very important role as a substrate for the heating foil, in which we hide the fasteners of the heating foil, such as installation connectors with self-vulcanizing tape. We also make cuts in the insulating mat, in which we lead the electric wires supplying the heating foil.
- Vapor barrier foil.
0.2 mm thick vapor barrier foil protects the heating system and floor panels against the influence of moisture. The even vapor barrier surface protects the heating foil and floor panels against the possible process of moisture arising from the capillary beam as a result of improperly made insulation of the foundation, walls or screed, as well as the result of forest incidents such as flooding with water.
- Floor (concrete screed, OSB / MFP boards)
The floor is a load-bearing structural element on which all layers of the heating system are laid. The floor can be a concrete base, a wooden structure or a structure made of OSB or MFP boards meeting the standards of bearing capacity and building structures.