Knocking kitchen and playroom into one large room to have large dinning kitchen. am looking at flooring and have always liked tiles. the kitchen area is going to be quite tight also so don't want to loosse the space with a radiator so was thinking about underfloor heating. How does it work ie is it better to have separate sytem or can it be joined into cental heating/hot water system. How much approx is it to fit? (hubby says we can't afford it with out knowing the cost :-(
you can either go for a wet system where pipes are laid under the floor - this works on a central heating system (or with its own thermostat) or an electric pad/mat system. If you go on to screwfix web site you can look at the mat system and it is relatively inexpensive!
I have been told that water pipes is more economical to run, but in terms of which is more effective I don't know. I have electric under floor heating in my bathroom and kitchen. My only recommendation would be to get a radiator too, especially if it is a large room because in the depths of winter we don't find the electric under floor heating is enough to heat the room. Screwfix do a great tall slimline white radiator that takes up very little space and isn't very deep. Maybe that could work.