Summer has officially arrived in Australia. The end-of-year holidays are just around the corner, and this is a time when many homeowners chose to tackle renovations around the house. As a homeowner who is currently choosing new flooring, now is the ideal time to decide whether under-tile heating is a good addition to your home. There are positives and negatives associated with underfloor heating, so use these pointers to decide whether it is right for you.
Pros Of Under-Tile Heating
It seems strange to think about heating needs in the middle of the summer, but once autumn arrives and the days start to cool, then heating requirements reappear in your mind. This is the first positive of under-tile heating. You do not need to head out suddenly to buy a new heater when a cold snap arrives. The heating mechanism is already in place and all you need to do is switch it on.
Under-tile heating is also environmentally friendly. Under-tile heating involves the constant movement of warm water through pipes laid beneath your floor. The water is heated as it moves through the heating unit. The water is reused, so it is an environmentally friendly option when you compare it to the materials used to make a heater.
Under-tile heating is also very friendly to the health of the home occupants, particularly those who suffer from asthma or other allergies. Because the heating takes place below the surface of the tiles, there is no air moving dust and allergens around the home.
Cons Of Under-Tile Heating
One inconvenient aspect of installing under-tile heating is that flooring needs to be removed for installation of the heating component. However, if you combine the installation with plans for flooring replacement, then this will not be as inconvenient.
Another potentially negative consideration for under-tile heating is that it does marginally raise the height of your floor. This is caused by fitting the pipes into your floor cavity. In some cases, the raised floor level causes problems as it butts against the trim laid where the floor meets the wall. However, by knowing this fact in advance, you can choose a new tile height to eliminate this problem.
As you can see, under-tile heating installed during floor renovation is a great option for keeping your family's feet warm next winter. Talk to your local supplier to find out more about this alternative heating choice.