Underfloor heating - electric

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Electric underfloor heating for all types of floors

Electric Heating is an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly floor heating solution. It is flexible for new build homes and renovation for both wet and dry installation.​

Quick responding heating systems are easy to control. They enable great comfort and convenience with their user-friendly navigation providing long-lasting effect according to the highest-ranking quality standards.​

Electric Heating can be utilized as comfort heating (as an additional heat source) or as the primary heat source.​
The Electric floor heating system consists of two main components:​
Heating element (cable, thin heating mat, or heating element for laminate floors, etc.)​
A thermostat with air or/and underfloor temperature sensors

Floor type: ceramic tiles, natural stone or terrazzo floors

Ceramic tiles and marble floors, granite and terrazzo are smart, easy to maintain, and almost indestructible. There are many advantages to choosing a stone floor. However, unheated stone floors are very uncomfortable.

On the other hand, cold stone floors can be combined with electric underfloor heating. Our heating cables or mats can be placed directly under the stone floor to help ensure warm feet and a comfortable temperature in the room.

Electric underfloor heating is suitable for stone floors as they lose heat quickly; however, such floors also heat up quickly when heating cables or mats are placed directly under the floor. This is accurately controlled by our advanced room thermostats. They not only control the heat precisely, they also ensure maximum energy-efficiency. This ensures excellent comfort and economy. The comfort temperature of the floor depends on the floor covering. For tiles, stone, and terrazzo, it is 26 – 29°C.

Floor type: wooden parquet and laminates

Wood is a natural material, which contracts or expands depending on the temperature. This creates demands for a floor heating system to distribute the heat in a gentle and controlled way.

The electronic thermostats with floor temperature sensors are the perfect choice for wooden floors. It ensures that the temperature in the floor construction is always in accordance with the tolerance level recommended by the manufacturer of the wooden floors.

Under all circumstances, it is important that the floor is well insulated underneath to ensure the best heating comfort and most economical result.

Floor type: wall-to-wall carpeting

Wall-to-wall carpets (or fitted carpets) are warm by nature. However, a carpeted floor can still be advantageously heated using electrical underfloor heating. The heating cables or mats must be covered with a layer of tile mortar or self-leveling floor screed with a minimum thickness of 6 mm. This provides a good, even distribution of heat over the floor’s surface.

Carpets have a slight insulating effect on underfloor heating. This means that an underfloor heating system installed beneath a thick woolen carpet may take slightly longer to react to changes in the room’s temperature.

Choosing any type of the floor covering, please consider the limitations provided by the floor supplier.​
You are welcome to contact us at any time for help or questions at EH@danfoss.com

How we can help you

For any room in your home

For any type of flooring

Prevent slipping on wet tiles in bathrooms or kitchen

Electric heating is a good choice for low-energy houses

An invisible heat source

Fast-responding floor heating​

High durability and no maintenance​

Long lifetime with a 20-years of full warranty

Documents

Documents
Type Name Language Valid for Updated Download File type
Catalog Danfoss Product catalogue English Multiple 30 Mar, 2021 14.8 MB .pdf

Related products

Electric floor heating

  • Heating Cables
    Heating Cables

    Heating cables are used for a variety of applications, including indoor
    comfort floor heating and total heating both for small houses as well as large commercial buildings.
    Heating cables are mostly used in connection with new building or larger renovation projects.

     

  • Heating mats
    Heating Mats

    The thin heating mats are used for installation in a thin tile glue layer adhesive, self-leveling mixture or alike.

  • Digital Thermostats
    Digital Thermostats

    Digital controllers have the unique features allowing you to reduce energy waste. Some thermostats are fitted with Wi-Fi allowing remote control of heating systems via mobile application.

  • Analogue Thermostats
    Analogue Thermostats

    Analogue thermostats are electronic control units allowing setting the heating system type and adjustment of control parameters.​