Most vinyl is suitable for underfloor heating, but check the maximum floor surface temperature recommended by the manufacturer to ensure compatibility. Vinyl heats and cools faster than stones and wood.
Vinyl has a maximum temperature limit of 27 ° C, which is controlled by a thermostat. Therefore, when considering installing underfloor heating on vinyl flooring, heat loss calculations must be performed to ensure that the floor heating system meets the heat requirements of the room.
When installing a floor heating system, the thermostat must be installed and electrically connected by a qualified electrician. For water-based systems, you will need plumbers and electricians to provide the final connection.
When it comes to electrical systems, vinyl flooring can be installed as a floating or glued floor finish. If vinyl is to float, install insulation pads and double coverings, except in wet rooms or bathrooms. Do not use double coverings in wet rooms or bathrooms because they are not suitable for wet areas.
For installation in wet areas, vinyl needs to be used with under-tile heaters, not foil heaters. The heater under the tile must be covered with at least 10mm of latex screed or self-leveling compound on top. A vinyl floor is then adhered to the substrate.
It is important to note that any adhesive used in the installation must be suitable for underfloor heating, so please check before purchasing any adhesive. You should also always contact the floor manufacturer to ensure that the floor is suitable for use with a floor heating system.