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wet underfloor heating and kardnean/amtico/tiles

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isabelle45 Sat 04-Jun-16 13:19:55

We are thinking of getting wet underfloor heating in our kitchen which is very cold. The plumber said that if we use kardnean/amtico the floor temperature needs to be kept below 27 deg which will limit how warm the room gets- we will be removing radiators with wet ufh.

does anyone have wet underfloor heating with the above and does it warm up the room enough?

or does anyone have it with tiles and have the temperature more than 27 degrees ?

I would prefer karndean as it is softer easier to clean etc but not if the room removes the aim of ufh ?
thanks in advance for any replies

TheCrumpettyTree Sun 05-Jun-16 20:10:58

Yes, ours is warm enough at 18. It's great.

isabelle45 Sun 05-Jun-16 20:23:08

thanks do you have tiles or kardnean/lino?

TheCrumpettyTree Sun 05-Jun-16 20:53:00

Karndean, love it.

isabelle45 Mon 06-Jun-16 20:21:40

thanks that is the combination I am thinking of having.

loopsngeorge Mon 06-Jun-16 22:21:45

We are looking at using Karndean or similar when we finally get our kitchen and underfloor heating done. Everywhere I've been says that Karndean is ideal for it - I've never heard of this issue with higher temperatures.....

Mind you, I was working on the basis of only having ufh, no rads but then one builder we spoke to was adamant that we wouldn't be warm enough, so who knows - so much conflicting advice!

Pagwatch Mon 06-Jun-16 22:23:50

I'd never have the temperature more than about 23 and that's in our huge hall which is freezing.
I think 27 degrees would kill you. Death by sauna.

ChishandFips33 Tue 07-Jun-16 23:43:58

Loops our plumber said we wouldn't be warm enough with no rads - he didn't get that the floor becomes one large radiator - he was down to his t shirt when he was testing it after fitting!

Imperialleather2 Wed 08-Jun-16 09:01:35

I've got the Karndean brochure here and it says 27 degrees max temperature hope that helps!

Pagwatch Wed 08-Jun-16 09:18:38

I've got underfloor heating in the kitchen and in the main hallways. My kitchen large. Also in the main bathroom upstairs and the en-suite off the main bedroom. They were installed by two different companies.

I'd have serious doubts about the competence of someone who wants to install radiators as well as underfloor heating.

loopsngeorge Wed 08-Jun-16 11:18:59

Thanks, that's interesting to know. The room we're looking at putting it in is conservatory-level cold at the moment so looking to fix that with extra insulation at the same time, but I can't help feeling a bit nervous about it. Sounds like the consensus is ufh will be alright!

Pagwatch Wed 08-Jun-16 11:22:38

My house is huge and was built in 1840. It has enormous ceilings and Windows and is drafty as fuck.

Under floor heating still makes it occasionally too hot.

Pagwatch Wed 08-Jun-16 11:24:31

I'm sounding obsessed arn't I grin

Honestly though, if the expensive underfloor heating isn't actually going to heat your room I'm struggling to understand what the point would be?

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