Your Guide to Having Wood Flooring and Underfloor Heating

Underfloor heating enhances the natural beauty of a luxurious wood floor. The gentle heat adds warmth and comfort to any room, making it a wonderful and inviting space for your family.

In the past, you may have dismissed the thought of having underfloor heating as you have wood flooring throughout your home. There is a well-established myth within the interior design industry that the two are not compatible, however we discover why this is not the case.

It is natural to believe that having underfloor heating would cause the wood above to expand and contract resulting in large gaps between the planks of wood.

Low Moisture

If you have chosen to install underfloor heating in your home, it is vital that you choose a wood floor that has a consistently low moisture content as well as being pre-finished. The surface temperature of the floor should not exceed 27 degrees.


The Underfloor Heating Manufacturers Association (UHMA) is the industry trade organisation. It is very important that, when looking for a wood floor supplier, you choose a company that is known to this organisation, or even better, one that is recommended by them.


It is vital that you choose a manufacturer that has a proven track record or recommendations from previous clients, however, it is also just as important that you ensure the company you are considering purchasing from have thoroughly researched the use of wood flooring and underfloor heating.


To prevent heat loss and to ensure that your underfloor heating is cost-effective, it is vital that your property is adequately insulated.

Low Maintenance

As well as reducing your heating bills by up to 10%, under floor heating reduces humidity, preventing dust mites from surviving. It also reduces dust circulation and needs very little to no maintenance or up-keep once installed.

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