If you are looking to maximize your bathroom’s potential, in addition to elevating the beautiful space of your bathroom, underfloor heating is a perfect solution.
Not only will the underfloor heating add a luxurious spa-like feel, it will also keep you warm during the winter months, and prove to be a smart long term investment, as it is going to be less costly than you would originally expect. Let’s face it, everyone hates cold feet on the tiles when you wake up in winter!
It can be hard to know where to start with your under flooring journey, with an abundance of brands, styles and electrical solutions available. Therefore, our bathroom experts have revealed all you need to know before you invest in underfloor heating solutions for your bathroom.
Installation of Underfloor Heating
Before you begin your bathroom renovation it is important to understand the installation process of the underfloor heating. It needs to be installed before your floor tiles go down, you will need to make sure you decide on the underfloor heating prior to commencement. Selecting a company who has experience with underfloor heating is essential, once the tiles are laid you will not be able to access the underfloor heating so it is imperative to consider the company and the warranty periods.
Most importantly if you attempt to install underfloor heating yourself without the right qualifications or experience you could wind up paying a hefty fee to fix any mistakes you may have made yourself.
Selecting the right underfloor heating
There are an abundance of brands and materials to choose from to suit your needs. The best place to start is to speak with your bathroom designer to understand the materials that will suit your tiles and to ensure the costs suit your budget. Keeping in mind not all underfloor heating materials will be suitable for your bathroom. Your bathroom designer will be able to advise on the best options and provide you with a breakdown of costs and solutions.
What are the costs for underfloor heating ?
Many assume the supply and running costs of underfloor heating are expensive, while it is just the opposite. The costs of heating depends on the size of your bathroom, the temperature you run the system at and if you use off peak or standard power rates.
Generally underfloor heating costs are upfront in the installation and economical to run. Based on a standard tariff of 18 cents per hour, you can expect to outlay in the region of $50 per month for a small 4 square metre bathroom.This would be significantly less if you use off-peak power, and is more cost effective than a ducted air conditioning system.
A professional means you won’t have to worry about it again
If you consider underfloor heating it is essential you select a professional bathroom company who has the experience. If not completed correctly it can be a serious issue as the structure of the flooring will need to be taken up and damage your complete bathroom, not to mention how this could affect the safety of your family.
At Fresher Bathrooms we have been installing underfloor heating for 10 years and we have done over 100 projects, so it’s safe to say you won’t have to worry about it again when one of our trade experts installs your underfloor heating. We provide options on the installation and offer a warranty guarantee so you won’t have to worry about it again.
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