Which tiles can be used for underfloor heating?

There are few things in life as comforting as stepping out of the bath or shower onto a lovely tiled floor that has been gently warmed by underfloor heating. The best thing about a tiled floor is how it turns your space into something amazing. However, some people are put off by the coolness of floor tiles. But with underfloor heating you can have the best of both worlds.

Which tiles can be used for underfloor heating?

Which flooring for UFH?

Underfloor heating has grown in popularity in the last decade due to its ability to warm a room but be out of sight. It is so versatile that it can be used under almost any floor. But the best type of flooring to use with underfloor heating is tile simply because of its superior thermal conductivity – the speed and efficiency with which the generated heat is transferred to the floor surface. With tiled flooring you get a warm room, quicker, and it also retains heat well so is more efficient to run. That means no more chilly bathrooms or conservatories.

Porcelain and ceramic tiles are good flooring materials to use with underfloor heating simply because of their affordability, when compared to materials such as stone. With porcelain or ceramic tile, you have the strength and durability of a hard floor, combined with the warmth of underfloor heating, all at an affordable price.

Do you go for porcelain or ceramic?

Although both are suitable for underfloor heating there are pros and cons to each. Ceramic is marginally more porous than porcelain so is best avoided in very wet areas, but then as a rule they are more affordable. The strength and durability of porcelain tiles mean that they can be used in high-moisture and high traffic areas, even outside on the patio, but they tend to be a little bit more costly. Although the price does vary depending on the tile. Ultimately, both options are great flooring materials for use with underfloor heating. Plus, they’re hard-wearing, easy to clean and super practical.

For a bathroom, boot room or conservatory to be proud of, choose tiles featuring a big, bold pattern like these monochrome beauties. Or bring creativity and colour to the smallest or the biggest room with our beautiful Bordeaux range.

Bring the warmth of wood effect into the home with our Woodland range or go with sumptuous stone effect with the help of the Bayeux range. Perhaps you might like to go all out with the wonderfully textured Latina range, a ceramic, textured tile that with feel wonderful on your feet but paired with underfloor heating, will be warm and comforting too.

One of the biggest benefits though is that underfloor heating is suitable for all types of projects, so whether you have a new build or you are refurbishing a drafty period property, underfloor heating will suit your home. Then you need only choose the right tile to fit your decor.

When it comes to style and comfort in your home, there’s no better combination for your flooring than lovely tiles with underfloor heating. So, get in touch with us and create something warm and beautiful.

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