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.

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Electric underfloor heating is best suited for bathrooms

Installing electric underfloor heating has several advantages. In addition to providing a comfortable room temperature and warm floors, underfloor heating is the cheapest and easiest to install. This is because electricity is available in all homes and no additional wiring is needed. Unlike water-borne underfloor heating, which usually requires new water pipes to be routed through the home. 

Another advantage of electric underfloor heating is the ability to control the heating regardless of the outside temperature. Water-borne underfloor heating is usually turned off during the warmer months, which means that electric underfloor heating allows you to continue to have a warm floor in the bathroom. With efficient energy saving programs and control with the EB-Therm 500 thermostat, you get adaptable heating. 

How much does it cost to install underfloor heating in the bathroom?

The cost of installing underfloor heating depends on the conditions and is difficult to specify. In new construction, the cost is lower as you do not need to tear up an old floor, but can prepare the subfloor from the off. It is important to choose the right and smart control; the EB-Therm 500 thermostat gives you several energy-efficient controls.

Our guides for our underfloor heating products will help you find which products are needed for the installation for your desired output. To get a price on the work for your particular bathroom, we recommend that you contact a Guaranteed Installer, who will be a certified electrical installer who is used to installing Ebeco's underfloor heating. When the installation is performed by one of these companies, the underfloor heating receives an extended guarantee of 25 years and the installation is digitally registered in our tool, Garantera.

How much electricity does underfloor heating draw?

The consumption of electric underfloor heating is affected by several factors based on the room's output requirement, determined by ventilation, insulation, room volume and outdoor temperature. Here's how you can influence your consumption:

  • Desired room temperature. Lowering the temperature by just 1 or 2 degrees significantly affects the energy consumption
  • Smart heating control.  With our connected thermostat, EB-Therm 500, and the optional EB-Connect WiFi accessory, you can control the heating through Google Home, and by using Tibber you can control the heating according to the price of electricity and reduce energy consumption
  • With our energy-saving functions built into the thermostat, you can, for example, lower the temperature at night and when you are away from home. You can also set temperature limits to optimise consumption
  • In the case of uninsulated or poorly insulated floors we always recommend installing insulation to reduce heat losses. You can make an energy saving of up to 50% with insulation installed


Frequently asked questions and answers about electric underfloor heating in bathrooms

Which underfloor heating should one choose for a bathroom?

We recommend Cable Kit 500,  a complete kit that comes with our smart thermostat​​​​​​​ EB-Therm 500. Purchase​​​​​​​ EB-Connect WiFi to be able to control the heating via your mobile and in our app. It also provides easier control and an overview with several usable features, such as Google Home control. We also have support for Tibber, which allows heating to be controlled according to the price of electricity.

How much does underfloor heating cost in the bathroom?

The cost of the products is relatively small as bathrooms generally have a smaller area, compared to, for example, a living room. Keep in mind that professional installation is required, because electric underfloor heating is considered a high current system.

Can you put underfloor heating in the shower?

Underfloor heating can be laid in the shower, but there are some directions to follow. Always follow the instructions in our manuals.

What does underfloor heating in bathrooms cost per month?

It all depends on how often and how you use the underfloor heating. Through effective control, you can get energy-efficient heating with underfloor heating.

Is underfloor heating economical?

With the correct smart controls, you can use electric underfloor heating in an energy-efficient way.

Is it worth laying underfloor heating?

Electric underfloor heating provides a comfortable and even heating comfort, which does not take up any space if well installed.

Is underfloor heating more expensive than radiators?

Yes, but you get warm and comfortable floors that provide increased comfort.  

Which underfloor heating is the cheapest?

Choosing the right underfloor heating that has a long service life is most likely the cheapest underfloor heating. Our underfloor heating comes with a 25 year guarantee, when the installation is done by an authorised electrical installer and registered in our digital service Garantera. Our guarantee gives you the confidence that the investment will last many years.

Do you have to have a heat source in a bathroom?

Just like other rooms in a home, you need to have a heat source in a bathroom. The advantage of electric underfloor heating is that it provides a drying effect.