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Electric Underfloor Heating Systems

What is Electric Underfloor Heating?

Electric underfloor heating is an efficient form of heating that radiates heat evenly across the floor and distributes the heat in an efficient way throughout the rest of the room. Underfloor heating is a great heating alternative or addition in bathrooms, wet rooms, kitchens, and conservatories.

What types of electric underfloor heating are available through Tile Fix?

Tile Fix supplies two brands of underfloor heating, DEVI and Orbry. There are different types of underfloor heating systems: matting and cable.

Why Should You Install Electric Underfloor Heating System?

  • COMFORT
    Heat emitted from an electric underfloor heating system rises and provides an even and consistent temperature throughout the entire room.
  • ENERGY EFFICIENT
    Uses less energy to heat a large surface area. Saves you money and reduces your carbon footprint.
  • HYGIENIC
    Doesn't circulate dust like a convection heating method (radiators) reducing the amount of "dust traps" that appear.
  • ROOM LAYOUT
    As the heating system is hidden beneath the floor, you'll have more space in the room. No more worries about unsightly radiators.
  • RELIABLE
    No yearly inspections are required and there are no mechanical parts that can breakdown. No risk of flood or leaks from water pipes.
  • WET ROOM COMPATIBLE
    Work well in wet rooms as the floors will dry quicker, creating a safer showering environment.

Electric Underfloor Heating Installation Checklist

  • Determine which room you are going to install the underfloor heating in and note the floor finish, floor construction, and the size (m2).
  • Note where the kitchen and/or bathroom appliances and furniture will be located. Underfloor heating can't be fixed under kitchen units, baths, showers, or pedestal toilets. This will give you the remaining floor space (m2) available for the underfloor heating system.
  • Enter all of the information in the Underfloor Heating Selector to find the best underfloor heating system for your project. It will help to determine the correct amount of mat or cable that is required and also quote how much the entire underfloor heating system will cost.
  • Decide if you want to lay insulation boards beneath the heating system to improve the efficiency of the heat output. (Keep in mind this will affect the height of the floor.)
  • Decide on where the control panels will be located.
  • Read over the manufacturers' instructions and guides. Follow them precisely throughout the entire installation process to ensure that everything is installed properly.
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Underfloor Heating Mat

What types of mat underfloor heating are supplied by Tile Fix?

Currently, we sell four different mat underfloor heating systems dependant on the project requirements.

  1. DEVImat for Timber Sub-Floors: DEVImat DTIR-100
  2. DEVImat for Concrete Sub-Floors: DEVImat DTIR-150
  3. Orbry Mat for Concrete Sub-Floors: Orbry Underfloor Heating (150W)
  4. DEVImat for Poorly Insulated Areas (Concrete Sub-Floor): DEVImat DTIR-200

Benefits of a Mat Underfloor Heating System

  • It's easy and simple to install.
  • The cables on laid on a self-adhesive mesh making it hassle free and easy to work with throughout the installation.
  • Mat underfloor heating systems are thin and don't raise the height of the floor by a substantial amount.

Installing a DEVImat Underfloor Heating Mat System

For detailed instructions on the installation of the DEVImat DTIR and DTIF matting systems, please download the DEVImat Installation Instructions.
DEVImat Installation Instructions

DEVImat comes with a 10 year extended DEVI warranty.
DEVI 10 Year Extended Warranty

Installing an Orbry Underfloor Heating Mat System

For detailed instructions on the installation of the Orbry underfloor heating systems, please download the Orbry Installation Guide. Further guides and data sheets are available on the relevant Orbry Underfloor Heating product pages.
Orbry Underfloor Heating Installation Guide

Orbry Underfloor Heating also comes with a 10 year warranty.

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Underfloor Heating Cable

What types of cable underfloor heating are supplied by Tile Fix?

The cable underfloor heating system that Tile Fix offers is DEVIflex Loose Lay Cable.

Installing a DEVIflex Underfloor Heating Cable System

To get detailed instructions on the installation of the DEVIflex system, please download the DEVIflex Installation Instructions.
DEVIflex Installation Instructions

DEVIflex comes with a 10 year extended DEVI warranty.
DEVI 10 Year Extended Warranty

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Underfloor Heating Thermostats

How do you control DEVImat™ and DEVIflex™ Underfloor Heating systems?

The mat and cable underfloor heating systems from DEVI® can be controlled and monitored using either the DEVIreg™ Touch thermostat or DEVIreg™ 535 thermostat.

Features and Benefits of the DEVIreg™ Touch for an End User

  • Intuitive programmer and fully flexible
  • 2" touch display that is modern and discreet
  • Shortcut button for frost protection
  • Disable timer
  • Away and off mode
  • Helps to stop energy waste by: low stand-by power consumption, open window detection, consumption meter, and a 3rd generation forecast function that has an optimum start up and shut down
  • Sensor failure monitor

Features and Benefits of the DEVIreg™ Touch for an Installer

  • Intuitive programming interface
  • Compatible with new and existing underfloor heating systems
  • Easy setup based on room type, floor surface, and installed heating output
  • Optional set up via code (helpful for multiple installations)
  • Web-based automated warranty replacement procedure

Features and Benefits of the DEVIreg™ 535 Thermostat

  • Digital timer thermostat
  • Flush mounted
  • Built-in sensor for control of the desired room temperature
  • Equipped with a floor sensor to control the floor heating
  • Low standby consumption
  • 80 days battery backup
  • Tamper proof function

How do you control an Orbry Underfloor Heating system?

The Orbry underfloor heating system can be controlled and monitored using either the Orbry Touch Thermostat or Orbry Manual Thermostat.

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Underfloor Heating Insulation

Benefits of Underfloor Heating Insulation

Insulation helps to maximise the thermal floor value. This increases the heating system's efficiency and output. With matting and cable systems, it's recommended to lay the system on top of underfloor heating insulation to improve the warm up time and increase energy efficiency.

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