Underfloor heating explained

When it comes to underfloor heating, you need a reliable system that is guaranteed to last the lifetime of the tile or stone covering. The two main types of system that are available include an electric system and a water based (hydronic) system, Schlüter-Systems provide an effective, innovative solution for both of these.

The electric system, Schlüter-DITRA-HEAT-E
Schlüter-DITRA-HEAT-E can be used in kitchens, wetrooms, bathrooms, en-suites and anywhere that tile and stone is to be installed. Due to the intelligent digital touchscreen thermostat you can easily control temperatures and heating times, creating warm tile and stone whenever and wherever you chose.

It is super quick to install as the uncoupling mat was designed with unique studs to allow the tile adhesive to mechanically lock into the dovetails. The cables fit directly between the uniform studs without the need for glue, tapes, marking, self-levellers and primers – therefore reducing the likelihood of mistakes, saving time and money.

Schlüter-DITRA-HEAT-TB is the latest addition to the award-winning Schlüter-DITRA-HEAT-E underfloor heating range. The integration of a thermal break fleece on the underside of the uncoupling membrane pushes 80 per cent of the heat to the surface for up to 70 per cent faster response time on concrete compared to other electric underfloor heating systems.

Main benefits of using the Schlüter-DITRA-HEAT-E system include:

  • Easy press to lay cable – no tape or glue
  • No self-levelling layer or primer laying – time saved on application
  • CE Marked waterproofing simply by sealing the matting joints and connections
  • Loose heating cable – greater flexibility
  • Uniform spacing – even heat distribution
  • Rapid heat response with Schlüter-DITRA-HEAT-TB matting
  • Can be tiled immediately – no waiting time
  • Integrated System Solution Kits – all from one trusted manufacturer

The water based system, Schlüter-BEKOTEC-THERM
Schlüter-BEKOTEC-THERM is a low height, energy-efficient and quick-reacting modular underfloor heating assembly. This system can be used in new build and renovation projects, and it is a greener choice with economical, energy saving properties.

Its low supply temperature of approximately 30°C, compared to between 50-55°C in some systems, means Schlüter-BEKOTEC-THERM is extremely effective both with conventional heat generation methods and regenerative energy sources, such as heat pumps or solar panels. Since the thinner screed requires much less material, the final construction is lighter and lower than traditional screed installations, saving considerable construction time.

As well as its performance and ease of use, what makes Schlüter-BEKOTEC-THERM really stand out from the crowd is its five year covering and assembly warranty or an extended warranty if installed by a member of the Schlüter Approved Installer Network (SAIN), when installed with our screed system.

The Schlüter Approved Installer Network is new for 2016 and allows approved installers, who have completed full training with Schlüter, to install the system. The network not only gives accreditation to the individual as an expert but also to the company as a certified organisation. This provides reassurance to you as the specifier or architect that the system will be installed to the manufacturer’s standards and best practice and minimises installation risks, ensuring a quick and reliable installation.

The system also features a new range of thermostat and control modules, this new generation of room sensors and control modules significantly increases the flexibility and convenience of regulating the temperature of the room. As the core of the system, the base module, can be connected to a timer module for energy-saving temperature reduction. The connection modules for wired or wireless room sensors can be freely combined with the base module, which enables the flexible expansion of existing systems at any time. Modern wireless and wired room sensors allow for individual room temperature control to suit requirements. The Schlüter-BEKOTEC-THERM system can also be integrated with Building Management Systems (BMS).

For more information on our range of underfloor heating systems contact us, Tel: 01530 813396, Email: pr(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)schluter.co.uk, or visit www.schluter.co.uk.