Electric Underfloor Heating for Vinyl

Is it possible to have underfloor heating under vinyl flooring? Yes! Vinyl underfloor heating is wholly achievable but it is important to bear a few things in mind.

Firstly, it’s important to remember that you will need to ensure your sub floor is suitable, and you’ll most likely need some overlay boards to protect the gap between the underfloor heating mat and your lovely vinyl, for an electric underfloor heating kit which works under vinyl. There are 4 different types of electric underfloor heating to use under vinyl for you to choose from:

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200w Underfloor Cable Mat Kit >


Cable Mat key features:

  1. High output, toasty for large areas and internal rooms
  2. Installation is versatile enough for any room shape
  3. Cable is taped to a mesh, making installation very simple
  4. Output is equal to 200w/sqm
  5. Best in high heat loss room:  conservatory, orangery, pool room

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150w Cable Mat Kit >


Cable Mat key features:

  1. Best for large areas and internal rooms
  2. Extremely versatile & suitable for any room shape
  3. Cable is taped to a mesh, making installation very simple
  4. Output is equal to 150w/sqm
  5. Ideal for internal rooms like a kitchen or lounge

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In-Screed Cable >


In-screed cable key features:

  1. Designed for new builds or extensions
  2. The cable is installed below the floor within a concrete screed
  3. Can operate as the primary heat source in the room
  4. Alter the output from 120w for new builds up to 200w for conservatories
  5. Recommended when constant heat is required in the room
  6. Supplied with all required materials and installation guide

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130w Carbon Film Kit >


Carbon film key features:

  1. Ideal for standard heat loss room like a kitchen or lounge
  2. Less than half a millimetre thick has no impact on floor buildup
  3. Can be used in new builds and exiting properties
  4. Very quick and easy to install
  5. Ultra low running costs
  6. Supplied with all required materials and installation guide

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Second, a concrete sub-floor may well be the best place to install your heating if you’re working with one of our in-screed electric cable kits like the one above. It all depends on the system you end up choosing (and contact the team if you are unsure!)

Finally, we would always recommend going to an established vinyl supplier. A vinyl flooring supplier like Burt’s, for example, can advise on compatibility. Also, ensuring you have a trades professional to help you means you are helping yourself get the best possible installation when the two are put together.

For all types of flooring, vinyl included, we agree that your underfloor heating should never go above 27 degrees celsius when you have it on and working, afer installation and your first ever warmup.

Also, we don’t supply 100w underfloor heating. Some underfloor heating stores still do and somehow, it’s a product that exists, but it’s largely pointless as all it does is remove chill and if you’re so inclined, helps evaporate a little water from the floor (handy if your vinyl is in the bathroom, ktichen, or conservatory). However, 100w heating kits can’t be used it as a central heat source, which is why we only stock 130w and above which ensure you get the most value from your heating investment. Be sure to get the right kit from a reputable supplier like The Underfloor Heating Company! We’re the underfloor heating store that’s leading the UK.

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