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What type of insulation should I use on a concrete subfloor?

We recommend using Living Heat Tile Backer Boards. They are availible in 6, 10, 20 & 30mm thickness. They are designed to insulate and resurface walls and floors. They are fixed in place with a flexible adhesive (on floors) and screws and washers (on walls). As well as being a superior insulation for underfloor heating, […]

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Do I need insulation? How long will it take for the floor to warm up?

Although not always a necessity over wood subfloors, insulation will still greatly increase the response rate and overall efficiency of all underfloor heating systems. When installing heating over a concrete subfloor a suitable insulation must be installed as un-insulated concrete will drain the heat from the heating system.

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Why should I use insulation boards on a concrete base?

The way the insulation boards are fixed to the subfloor depends on the base type. On a concrete base, the insulation boards are put down with a suitable flexible tile adhesive. The boards should be laid with staggered joints and once the flexible tile adhesive hardens, the joints should be re-enforced with glass fibre tape. […]

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