Asked by: Desislav Peschekhome and garden indoor environmental quality
Can you put furniture over underfloor heating?
Last Updated: 17th May, 2021
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In this way, what furniture can you not put on underfloor heating?
Flat bottomed furniture MUST NOT BE placed over areas where the heating mat/cable is installed as this can restrict airflow to the floor, causing thermal blocking, and in extreme cases may lead to the cable overheating causing a possible fire hazard.
One may also ask, is underfloor heating expensive to run? It costs less than 10p to run 1m2 of standard underfloor heating at full power for six hours. Although some people still expect underfloor heating to be expensive to run, the reality is that both the initial installation cost and the ongoing running expenses can represent great value for money.
Correspondingly, what can I put on top of underfloor heating?
The best flooring for underfloor heating is one that efficiently transfers heat from the UFH to the surface of the floor. Hard surfaces like stone or ceramic tiles, or engineered wood, offer the best heat transfer as they are the most thermally conductive, but many other options work well.
Should underfloor heating be on all the time?
It is advised that in the depths of winter, an underfloor heating system should be kept on at all times. Although it should be at different temperatures depending on usage and activity in the house. This is because underfloor heating can take two to three hours to warm up, so it is best to not completely turn it off.