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August 12, 2017 18:06

Underfloor heating in the bathroom : electric and water .Device installation, mounting

Warm floor
  • What type of floor heating you choose?
  • Pros and cons of varieties
    • Water
    • Electric
  • mounting Features: "pie" warm floor
  • Installation of water underfloor heating
  • laying electric cable
  • Mounting film sex

Through the use of underfloor heating in the bathroom, comfort of living increases, humidity decreases and carry temperature support in this room becomes easier.Most bathrooms and toilets floor finishing material is tile.And as the material is cold enough, the additional floor heating will only be a plus.

Underfloor heating in the bathroom

now warm floor is not something exotic - it can be installed in any bathroom. This heat source would be an obstacle to development in the room bathroom mold and mildew.You will not have to worry about the health of the household, and got on the floor spray will dry quickly.Especially convenient warm floor in the period when the central heating is off, and the air temperature is low.

Underfloor heating in the nursery

heat will flow from the bottom, providing a comfortable microclimate in the bat

hroom.Secrecy of the system from those considered to be an advantage over even the most modern radiator, which takes space, and decorate the room.In addition, you will save resources, which is particularly important for the private home.True initially have to spend on improvement of the system, but waste can be called justified.

What type of floor heating you choose?

When you decide to make a warm floor in the toilet or bathroom, you need to decide the type of system.

For warming the floor bath uses a special electric cable or electric element of the film type, and the water coolant. In all cases, the system provides for a temperature sensor and thermostat.

water floor

Note that the version of the floor of the water is a good choice for a private house, which employs heating. Such floor heating virtually assembled in multi-storey buildings, because it is forbidden to connect to the central heating (extra load can be a factor leading to the malfunction of the heating system), and the installation of a separate boiler is expensive.Because for apartment buildings often it recommends the use of electrical systems.Many prefer the infrared option, it does not require raising the floor level.

Electric field

Pros and cons of varieties

As already mentioned, all kinds of underfloor heating can be divided into 2 types - electric (cable and film), the floor and the water.We discuss the characteristics of each, evaluated the advantages and disadvantages available.


Radiant flooring is an eco-friendly floor heating, which is heated gradually and does not damage the tile. It uses hot water and you want to install a special pump that is responsible for its circulation.The cost of it are relatively low when compared to electric.

The downside is the need to resolve the mounting (in an apartment building, the installation is not allowed), and the possible risk of leakage.

Cable floor heating


Electric floor heating is easier to install by placing a tile heating cable or foil coating.With installation can be managed independently.His increasingly choosing to heat a small area of ​​the room.So sex can be used for a long time.When you install it you do not need to think about the central heating, electric floor so is suitable for any room.

Thermo Floor

disadvantages of such floors is not harmless, the impossibility of laying the heating cable at the location of plumbing, as well as a possible deformation of the tile, as a consequence of the rapid floor heating.

selecting a film option, you do not have to raise the floor and do the tie.And since the connection of the heating elements is carried out not sequentially (as a subspecies of the cable), and in parallel, even if one strip blown function underfloor remain indoors.

mounting Features: "pie" warm floor

surface is required to be well treated and even (allowed only minimal roughness).To insulating layer will not be deformed, typically used to align the solution from sand and cement, which is applied in a thin layer.

surface preparation
Pie floor heating

Before starting work, you need to find out whether the installation of underfloor heating in the bathroom is allowed in this building. If you are planning the construction of ties, the foundation laid in the purified materials, which serve as a vapor and waterproofing.They can be submitted from filling and roll materials, as well as of coating substances.

If the filler material comprises a bituminous component, the foam polystyrene thermal insulation before laying bitumen materials needed to dry thoroughly.

As a heater used rigid mineral boards, cork, polystyrene or a special foil. putting them, it is important to avoid the formation of gaps and cracks (if they penetrate the solution, it will cause thermal bridges).

Installation of water underfloor heating

first task is to replace the iron struts, which is carried out hot water, plastic.This is followed to chart the future of floor heating (pipe layout).

Driving pipe laying

After laying screed waterproofing filled blister located 5-7 centimeters lower than would finish flooring. To screed is not cracked, it needs to be watered 3-6 days.

pipe installation

Then spread a foil and proceed to the installation of water sex.While referring to the diagram, fix the plastic pipe with a pitch between the turns of 15-20 cm. After connecting the system to a standpipe supply equipped with a regulating valve, water included to check the operation of the installed floor.

last stage will be the second device layer screeds and laying finishing materials.

laying electric cable

The first step is to create the cable management scheme with the definition of locations for sensor and thermostat. scheme is applied to the plan, given the circumvention of plumbing fixtures and a step between the cable sections.This scheme should be maintained after the mounting.

next stage of work - heat insulation. on a flat base (unevenness allowed up to 7-8 mm) is placed insulation, which is often supplemented with foil.If the base is uneven, making the concrete floor.

Laying insulation

To install the cable is convenient to use a metal grid on which it is fixed. This grid will give structure rigidity and prevent the crossing of the cables.It is also convenient to use ready-made termomaty.

Installation of floor heating cables

After checking the resistance of the cable of the electrical and thermal connected close to the thermostat. When mounting the thermostat, place the sensor in the corrugated pipe and position it above the level screed.

Then after cable resistance checks the integrity of all components and the coupling base is filled with cement and a uniform distribution of it on the floor.

It is important to avoid the formation of voids in the screed, not to reduce heat transfer and cause local overheating.The thickness of this tie will be 3-5 cm. The system does not turn on earlier than one month after the screed, or it may have cracks and damage to the cable.

Mounting film sex

film highlights the infrared and is the band width of 1 meter.These strips are sold packed in polyethylene.If you want to cut the material, it is done by marking available on film. film coating can be installed under any finishing, as well as the thickness of such a film is small, the floor level almost unchanged.

film floor

If floor heating is installed as additional heating, the film put enough only for 40-50% of the bathroom.The film is not placed under the furniture, washing machine, bathroom fixtures and other items.It should not be located close to the wall - it is desirable to leave a gap of at least 10 centimeters.

If we compare with the installation of water and cable options, this subspecies floor heating installed easiest. Precisely because it is the most accessible for self-installation.After removing the old flooring assess the condition of the substrate.It is important to provide a horizontal base surface with irregularities to 3 mm.If differences of more coating can be sanded or filled self-leveling mixture.

Mounting film sex

Then you just need to put down the current-carrying heating elements side in the right quantity at the waterproofing material.Usually between the strips leave an empty space in the 5 centimeters. For fixing bands used construction tape, which prevents shifting of the film during operation. incision lines to be processed bitumen coating.

After connecting the sensor and thermostat check if the floor heating works.For the insulation of the heating strips can be used wet method (set mortar) or dry (cover protective film).If you do not include a month used screed system.