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Hi,

We are redoing our kitchen currently, and we have underfloor heating under the current tiles. The tiles are old and won't go with the new kitchen, so we are considering laying some kind of floor on top of it.

What would be the best option to lay on top to try and preserve as much of the heat as possible? I'm guessing the thinner the better? And are there any issues to watch out for when choosing a floor?

I'd guess that Vinyl would be the cheapest option, but someone else has suggested something like this as well: http://www.karndean.com/en-gb/floors

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I personally think that ceramic tiles bonded to the existing would transmit the heat well.

If you have an underfloor heat mat under the tiles, that is probably a floor warming mat rather than a primary heat source?

I suppose it depends on the floor construction to some extent. Tile mats are laid on a 10mm layer of insulation and are not as efficient as an inscreed cable and have no mass to retain heat, but are fine for making a warm flloor to walk on

Im not sure that vinyl or karndean can be laid over tiles -it would need a levelling compound first for a completely flat surface or the tile joints may telegraph through.

Im sure some flooring guys will be along soon to give you a pros answer!


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Sorry to jump in I was just going to ask the same question, in my case it water UFH mainly tiles on top, but can I put wood flooring on top instead of tiles and what sort? also do rugs cause any issues with overheating? Thanks Nos


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