4 min read
13th Jun 23
As we face colder winters and embrace open plan living in our modern homes, many of us are choosing to install underfloor heating for maximum efficiency and cosiness. There are many benefits to having underfloor heating installed, from low running costs to lovely sleek walls without the need for radiators, and it’s ideal for busy family rooms where you want to heat a larger area all at once and enjoy that warm, underfoot feeling at the touch of a button.
Alongside this increase in underfloor heating installation, more and more of us are looking at bringing budget-friendly yet stylish features to our interiors, and LVT flooring is a fantastic way to achieve this. Harvey Maria’s extensive range of luxury vinyl tiles has been carefully curated to complement both period and contemporary homes; from ultra-chic pattern and chequerboard, to elegant wood and stone-effect finishes. Easy to clean, waterproof and incredibly robust, LVT flooring is ideal for any space, and the fact that it is suitable for use with underfloor heating is another huge benefit.
What’s more, because of the nature of luxury vinyl tiles and how they’re produced, your chosen flooring will transfer heat through the floor more effectively than just about any other floor covering including real wood planks, carpet and even stone tiles, resulting in a warmer room and vastly reduced running costs too.
All of Harvey Maria’s floors are suitable for use with underfloor heating, whether you’re looking for a stylish pattern, trending chequerboard or chic wood-effect floor. There are some things to consider before installing your LVT alongside underfloor heating:
At Harvey Maria, we’ve ensured that all of our LVT floors are suitable for use with underfloor heating, meaning you can choose any of our stylish designs to work alongside your heating system. What’s more, because Harvey Maria LVT flooring is glued directly to the subfloor, it’s ideal to partner with underfloor heating as it transfers heat so effectively from floor to room, especially when compared with most other floor coverings, such as click LVT floors, which can act as heat insulators preventing efficient heat transfer.
Another benefit to Harvey Maria’s LVT flooring when used alongside underfloor heating is how low maintenance the luxury vinyl tiles are; incredibly robust and durable, it means that your underfloor heating won’t be impacted by constant upkeep or replacement.
Whether you’re looking at an LVT design or something from our rubber flooring collection, you can rest assured that our flooring is ideal for using alongside underfloor heating in your next home project.
When it comes to installing luxury vinyl flooring on top of underfloor heating, there are some important steps to take and points to remember:
One of the benefits of choosing LVT flooring in your home is that it’s incredibly efficient at transferring the heat from your floor to your room. It’s also low maintenance and durable; waterproof, slip resistant and easy to clean. What’s more, our extensive range of patterns, planks and designs means there’s a flooring style to suit any space; from bathrooms and kitchens to utility rooms and hallways.
It’s important that you clean and care for your LVT floor in the best way possible; you can read our Cleaning & Care guide here for more information on how to clean your LVT flooring and care for your luxury vinyl tiles. By following these points, you’ll not only keep your floor in tip-top condition but also protect and maintain your underfloor heating system at the same time.