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What is the best floor finish for underfloor heating?

The effect of underfloor heating and cooling depends heavily on the floor finish used. To make the best use of underfloor heating and cooling, some requirements are set on the floor finish in the home.

After all, heat and cold must be delivered to the home through the floor finish (carpet, laminate, PVC, etc.). The lower the thermal resistance value of the floor finish used, the better the benefits of the heating and cooling system. The R-value (thermal resistance value) of the floor finish should not exceed 0.1 m2 K/W, this includes any intermediate layer.

When buying a floor, get advice on this so-called thermal resistance value and on a suitable floor finish for low-temperature underfloor heating. A flooring specialist can respond well to this and knows which choice is best.