As with carpeted floors, there are two options for safely heating vinyl or Karndean floors and these both involve covering the heating element with screed or levelling compound to help spread the heat evenly across the floor.

If you are laying a screed then you can use an in-screed heating cable with a maximum output of 160W/sqm, which provides a very stable temperature, and is the most cost effective method of installing underfloor heating. 

If you are not laying a screed then we recommend laying our 160W/sqm heating mats and covering these with at least 12mm of flexible self-levelling compound to help spread the heat. This installation method ensures a low build height and provides a fast-reacting system. 

If you have any questions or are considering another type of flooring please call our technical department to discuss options on 01444 247020 or contact us here.