Radiator or underfloor heating in the living room?

(10 Posts)
PlaymobilPirate Thu 04-Aug-16 11:16:39

We're installing a log burner (yey!) but will need something to take the chill off for morning's etc.

Just wondered if anyone had any views on which would be better?

YelloDraw Thu 04-Aug-16 11:26:20

What kind of flooring are you having?
Wet or dry underfloor heating?
What do you have elsewhere?

LuchiMangsho Thu 04-Aug-16 11:28:41

We have underfloor heating. I love it. It means that we can do stuff sitting on the floor without needing rugs!

PlaymobilPirate Thu 04-Aug-16 11:29:31

Parquet (which I think makes underfloor heating difficult?) And dry.

We've got radiators upstairs (underfloor heating under tiles in the bathroom which is great)

YelloDraw Thu 04-Aug-16 11:33:22

I'd just put in a radiator given you've got radiators elsewhere downstairs.
Easier, cheaper.

PigletJohn Thu 04-Aug-16 11:54:35

so uou'vr got parquet flooring and you're looking at electric UFH?

In that case, get radiators.

Electric heating costs about three times as much to run, and you would have all the upheaval of taking up and relaying your floor.

UFH is a reasonable choice if you are a new build or an extension and you can include the extra layer of insulation and the heating pipes before putting down the floor. Otherwise the work and cost makes it unrealistic.

PlaymobilPirate Thu 04-Aug-16 12:35:17

We've not got anything yet piglet - we're replacing the joists and everything at the minute as we've had woodworm !! So totally from scratch!

PigletJohn Thu 04-Aug-16 14:18:54

then look at wet UFH using trays between the joists. I don't know how the cost will compare to just having a radiator, though.

PlaymobilPirate Fri 12-Aug-16 15:40:08

Sorry - been on holiday! Thanks Piglet - we're considering just shoving a radiator on now as it's less hassle 😣

Also still considering dry uhf and engineered Wood flooring...

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