All ambient underfloor heating kits include the required accessories to successfully install your system, including a comprehensive installation guide - it is important to read the guide fully and familiarise yourself with its content prior to installation but we have also listed some Do’s and Don’ts to help you prior to or after placing your order.
DO: Measure the actual heating area accurately, heating mustn’t be taken beneath fixed furniture such as Baths, Shower Trays, Toilets or Kitchen Units so deduct these areas when working out the available heated area.
DO: Choose a heating system that fits within your open heating area and of a type appropriate to your chosen floor finish, typically you would choose a heating kit 10% smaller than the open floor space.
DO: Use an appropriate insulation material beneath you’re heating, insulation will need to cover the full floor area being tiled or laminated over.
DO: Read the design advice pages on this website or call our technical support team if in doubt – 01799 524 730
DO: Download the full installation guide if required, click here to view the full guide for your chosen underfloor heating system
DON'T: Guess you floor area.
DON'T: Allow for heating beneath fixed furnishings.
DON'T: Forget to deduct 10% from your open floor area m² when choosing the size of your heating mat kit.
DO: Read all installation and instruction guides supplied prior to commencing your installation, all guides can be downloaded from this website prior to or after purchase.
DO: Test all heating mats and cables prior to, during and after installation, make sure you add the final test readings to the guarantee page at the back of the installation guide.
DO: Use flexible tile adhesives, levelling compounds and grouts.
DO: Fully embed the heating wire and the heatshrink joint where the heating wire (blue) meets the cold tail (black).
DO: Have a final measure of your heating area before unrolling your heating mat, mat’s that have been unrolled or cut can’t be exchanged or returned.
DON'T: Cut or shorten the heating cable (blue), this will invalidate your guarantee, the cold tail connection (black) and the floor temperature sensors can be shortened prior to termination.
DON'T: Allow heating the wires to touch or cross, equal spacing’s must be maintained across the entire heated area.
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