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We have underfloor heating for every room

Underfloor heating can heat everything from a small bathroom to an entire house. Ebeco has the solutions for warm floors in every room. But there are various things to take into account, depending on conditions, subflooring and flooring materials.

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Output requirement

The output needed for different rooms varies. In general, tile and stone floors require an underfloor heating system with higher output than underfloor heating under wooden and laminate flooring. Another guideline is that small areas need a bigger output per square metre than large areas. A room's insulation and the number of outer walls also make a difference. The output can be increased or decreased depending on how close together the heating cables are laid. If you are not sure about the output you need, it is a good idea to choose a high output, because you can always turn it down with the thermostat. It is thermostat control that determines how much electricity is used and not the installed output.

Indoor floor type and recommended output 

  • Tiles/Natural stone: 110-120 W/m²
  • Wood/laminate/linoleum: 65-75 W/m²

Outdoor room floor type and recommended output

  • Outdoor room (tile/natural stone): 110-160 W/m²
  • Outdoor room (wood/laminate): 65-75 W/m²

Installation by an authorised installer

Electric underfloor heating is a high-voltage installation that must be laid and connected by an authorised installer, according to Elsäkerhetsverket (the Swedish Electrical Safety Board). You may purchase the underfloor heating yourself as a private individual, but the installation must be carried out by an approved installer.

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Underfloor heating for halls

The floor in the hall can be exposed to wet or damp shoes, boots and outdoor clothing more than other rooms and areas. Underfloor heating gives you warm floors that help dry wet and damp items faster. Choosing tile or natural stone flooring can be advantageous as these materials are good conductors, which means that the heat from the underfloor heating cable is quickly conducted out across the entire floor.

We recommend: Cable Kit 500

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Underfloor heating for bathrooms

The bathroom is perhaps the most common room to install underfloor heating in. Since it is a wet room, there are some important things to keep in mind. There must always be an approved waterproofing layer under the floor in wet rooms, regardless of whether you have underfloor heating or not. The underfloor heating is always laid under the sealing layer, so that it is in the dry part of the floor. There are clear industry regulations that must be followed for wet room work and sealing layers.

We recommend: Cable Kit 500

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Underfloor heating for basements

Here it is especially important to insulate properly when installing underfloor heating. Our modern insulation boards are effective, thin and flexible. They ensure that the heat is reflected upwards and exclude the cold from below. They also prevent so-called reversed moisture flow. Laying underfloor heating directly on top of a concrete floor in an uninsulated cellar is not a good idea. The heat disappears down into the concrete and your energy consumption increases.

We recommend: Cable Kit 500 + Cable Board

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Underfloor heating for outdoor rooms

Underfloor heating is an excellent solution for extending the season in outdoor rooms such as conservatories. It gives good heat distribution with fewer floor-level draughts and compared with infrared heaters you get a more even heat distribution wherever you sit. A heating cable can be embedded directly in a new floor or set in screed on an existing one. Remember that outdoor rooms place more demands on the underfloor heating system compared to heating indoors. Above all, a higher output is required for the heating to be sufficient, depending on the conditions where you live.

We recommend: Multiflex 20 / Cable Kit 500 + Thermo Board

How to install our underfloor heating kits