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A DIY Guide for Underfloor Heating
By: Natalie Aranda

 

If you have decided to install underfloor heating all by yourself you will be glad to learn that it is a pretty simple process.

DIY underfloor heating in the UK is growing more and more popular each and every year so the need for an easy to understand guide is very important so the entire process will be even simpler and your floor will be ready for the family to walk on in just a short amount of time.

To start the process of DIY underfloor heating installation you will need to measure where you plan on installing the system to ensure that it fits properly. You will have to make a sketch of the floor to determine the correct size of the devimat you need. On the sketch, mark where you wish the devimat to be installed. Also place mark the position of the power connections. The mat must begin and end at the same place.

For the next step in your DIY underfloor heating installation, you will need to cut a groove into the floor and wall about 10mm deep and wide for the sensor switch. It is pushed through a tube and then laid in the groove. The end will then be taped up.

Do not worry; the mat can be cut to get around corners or obstacles that might be in way. However, remember the red heating cable cannot be cut. Therefore, you must be sure that you did in fact measure the length of mat that you did before you ever start to lay the mat.

Next, you will need to use a tile adhesive and lay it over the mat. The tiles are laid on the mat just like laying regular tile however; you will a thicker coat of adhesive.

There are different types of underfloor heating systems that you can purchase that are also DIY underfloor heating and most do come with complete instructions however, if you are having problems you can always contact the manufacturer. They will be more than pleased to explain how to install the underfloor heating system all by yourself. A matter of fact, many DIY underfloor heating in the UK is done by individuals that want to save money on their heating bills.

Underfloor heating is excellent for new construction, major remodels and even in your own already built home especially for just one or two rooms. Some of the most popular areas for DIY underfloor heating are bathrooms, sunrooms, shower rooms, conservatories, utility rooms and kitchens.

Underfloor heating can be installed in any tiled, laminated, stone or wood floors in your home or business.

Natalie Aranda writes on gardening and home improvement. There are different types of underfloor heating systems that you can purchase that are also DIY underfloor heating and most do come with complete instructions however, if you are having problems you can always contact the manufacturer. They will be more than pleased to explain how to install the underfloor heating system all by yourself. A matter of fact, many DIY underfloor heatingin the UK is done by individuals that want to save money on their heating bills.