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Underfloor Heating

Underfloor Heating

We manufacture a wide range of underfloor heating products for various heating applications. Please choose the relevant section from those below for further information.

Underfloor Heating Carpets

Experience how SBS underfloor heating brings warmth to life. This method of heating is particularly well – suited to new homes and buildings. The heating cable needs to be embedded into the concrete or screed surface during the early floor preparation and before the finalization stage.

SBS underfloor heating may be installed under all types of floor coverings. Some of these coverings like laminates will need the slab temperature to be limited as per the laminate manufacturer’s specifications. These specifications are normally 27°C.

The advantage of this type of installation method is, it is less expensive to install and less chance of construction workers causing damage to the embedded cable.

Underfloor Heating: Tiles

Enhance the natural beauty and practicality of tiles with the comfort, safety, and efficiency of a tried, tested, and proven heating system.


Product Description

SBS ® Undertile Heating consists of a low temperature electric radiant heating system laid directly under the floor coverings. The result is an extremely luxurious, safe, and efficient heating system.

The SBS ® Undertile Heating System comprises of free running, high tensile, multi – stranded, insulated resistance wire laid directly under the finished floor surface. The cable is then covered with a protective layer of either resin coated mesh, or specifically designed self-leveling compound. Both methods ensure the minimum possible height addition (2-3 mm) to floor level.

Connection to power is made via cold tails brought up from floor surface, hidden within the wall cavity, to the point of control.

Proximity to the tiled surface results in significantly increased response time in comparison with other in-floor heating systems. As such maximum efficiency can be achieved by control with thermostat (air sensing or probe), timer, or combination of both.


Running Costs

Because the SBS® cable is free running, it can be laid exactly where required. This incomparable flexibility enables us not only to heat the most oddly shaped room, but also to reduce energy wastage by heating only where heating is required. Combining this with our range of manual and programmable thermostats, and timers, gives ultimate control and unbeatable economy.


Underfloor Heating: Laminate Flooring

Why not bring warmth to life under those authentic wood look laminate floors by installing SBS underlaminate heating pads then. If it wasn’t for the lovely warm floors, you would never know underlaminate heating was fitted. Your floor warms the room gently, safely and efficiently.

Radiant heat is recommended by health professionals, especially for asthma sufferers. SBS underlaminate pads may be installed under most modern laminate locking systems. It is important to check the appropriate literature supplied by the laminate manufacturer prior to installation of the laminate you have selected. Minimum specifications; HDF – Core (high – density fibre) Laminate flooring that has a density of at least 850kg/m³, is between 7 and 12mm thick, has a joint strength of at least 600kg per linear metre and a locking system that can be refitted several times if necessary.