Ceramic tiles: the perfect partner for bathroom underfloor heating
As well as looking stylish and being available in a diverse range of sizes and designs, ceramic tiles offer a great many practical benefits. Not only are they durable, hard-wearing and low maintenance but ceramic tiles are also the ideal partner to underfloor heating systems.
In this article we explore why ceramic tiles work so well with underfloor heating and why this is the perfect solution for a warm and luxurious bathroom:
The conductive properties of ceramic tiles
Ceramic tiles are perfect for anyone who is considering installing underfloor heating in their bathroom or, indeed, anywhere else in the home. The dense nature of ceramic material means that tiles hold the heat and radiate it evenly across the room. Unlike standard wall-mounted radiators, which heat the room through convection currents (thus making the ceiling the warmest part of the room), underfloor heating and ceramic tiles warm the whole room evenly, providing more effective heating.
Save space and money with ceramic tiles and underfloor heating in your bathroom
Underfloor heating will ensure that your bathroom floor tiles are consistently cosy underfoot throughout the many cold months we experience in the UK. It is also a very economical and efficient way to warm a room, since ceramic tiles hold heat for long periods of time. An average underfloor heating system costs anywhere between 15% – 40% less than a conventional radiator system to run - this is also good for the environment and reduces your home’s carbon footprint.
Another benefit of pairing underfloor heating with ceramic tiles is that it allows you the freedom to design your bathroom layout without compromise, whilst also avoiding unsightly radiators. You’ll have the flexibility to locate your suite and bathroom furniture exactly where you want, to suit the overall look that you want to achieve, and not be dictated to by your heating system.
Ceramic tiles and underfloor heating in your bathroom, for unrivalled comfort
Underfloor heating offers a really luxurious comfort in your bathroom – what could be nicer than stepping out of the shower or bath and onto the radiant heat of evenly warmed ceramic tiles?
And – as if you needed any further persuasion to use ceramic tiles and underfloor heating in your bathroom – this combination produces less airborne dust than the amounts associated with radiators and convection currents: a real plus, especially for asthma sufferers and people with allergies.
Quality porcelain and ceramic tiles for every home
Tilemates offers an extensive collection of porcelain and ceramic tiles as well as tiling accessories, tools, grout, adhesive and underfloor heating systems. In addition we also supply vinyl floor products by well-known brands, Karndean and Amtico.
With five showrooms in South East England – in Brighton, Crayford, Petts Wood, Tunbridge Wells and Welling – our porcelain and ceramic tiles range from classical to modern in style; we also offer a stylish stock collection which can be despatched with next day delivery from our Chessington distribution centre.
If you would like to find out more about our range of floor and wall tiles or vinyl flooring, please speak to a member of the Tilemates team at your nearest showroom or call our Chessington Head Office on 020 8397 6284.