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Under Tile Heating

Keep your house toasty and warm all year round with underfloor heating. Our underfloor heating systems can be used with a variety of flooring, tiles, stone and marble.

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Underfloor Heating

At New Image we offer a selection of modern heating solutions to help you transform your home – including electric underfloor heating. Underfloor heating is rapidly gaining popularity as an affordable heating alternative, particularly in spaces which require cold surfaces such as tiles. Historically, the concept of under-tile heating dates back to the ancient Romans from 2000 years ago! In the modern day, underfloor heating is regarded as an affordable luxury for many across the UK.


Underfloor heating is suitable for any room where a tile is installed – therefore, underfloor heating can enhance the comfort of your bathrooms, kitchens, conservatories, and sunrooms. At New Image, we specialise in a wide selection of high-quality floor tiles that are suitable for underfloor heating, ensuring compatibility with your heating system. Our diverse range of floor tiles are not simply compatible with underfloor heating, but they also add a touch of elegance to your home.

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How Does Under Tile Heating Work?

The heating cable is installed within the flexible tile adhesive layer (or thin latex levelling screed). The heating cable is then connected to an electrical supply via the digital thermostat, which regulates the temperature of the floor. The thermostat has its own built-in 7-day timer, so the system can be programmed to suit your own individual requirements and lifestyle.

Underfloor heating installation is straightforward, but we always recommend that the electrical connections are carried out by a qualified electrician in accordance with current wiring regulations.

All our underfloor heating systems use the latest design heating cable with an earth screen and a double insulation layer. The heating cable also contains a built-in return, meaning that you only have to connect it to the mains from one end. With these design features, we are able to offer a Lifetime Guarantee when you buy underfloor heating systems from New Image.

Useful Information Regarding Underfloor Heating

Check Your Sub-Floor is Suitable

Any sub-floor that is suitable for tiling over, should also be suitable for the under tile heating system. In general, such sub-floors will be either concrete or plywood – however, some water-resistant chipboards may also be suitable if they are fixed down correctly. Please check with an approved tiler before purchasing an underfloor heating system.

Standard chipboard and MDF are not considered suitable surfaces on which to fix tiles. The heating capabilities and warm-up times will vary depending on the subfloor; timber sub-floors and insulated concrete will perform better than uninsulated floors. In all cases, the use of an insulated tile-backer board will greatly reduce warm-up times and subsequent running costs.


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How to Select the Correct Underfloor Heating System

In order to cater for all requirements and room sizes, we supply a wide range of underfloor heating kit sizes at New Image. The cable kit offers the installer complete freedom to space the heating cable evenly over the open floor – no matter how awkward the room shape and thus avoid the problem of any cold spots.

Selecting the underfloor heating system is a matter of personal choice – however,  when the underfloor heating system is being installed in either a bathroom or small kitchen with fixed objects to work around (such as showers, WC’s or kitchen units), most people find the cable kit hugely helpful..



Cable Kits

Every cable kit comes complete with:

  • 3mm twin-conductor heating cable on a drum
  • Floor primer and roller
  • Fixing tape
  • Lifetime warranty certificate
  • Full, detailed installation instructions with helpline number

Typical cable installation planCable mats are the most popular choice for large areas.

The mats are available in 2 outputs:

  1. 150w/sqm for internal rooms
  2. 200w/sqm for conservatories, to compensate for the higher heat losses.
    Under floor heating is the perfect solution for heating a conservatory.

Every cable mat kit comes complete with:

  • 3mm twin-core heating cable on a fibreglass mesh roll
  • Floor primer and roller
  • Lifetime warranty certificate
  • Full, detailed installation instructions

Want to know more?

You can find more information about under-tile heating in Dorset by paying us a visit to our award-winning tile showroom in Weymouth. Alternatively, get in touch to speak with a member of our friendly and helpful team.

Kerrie Keegan

General Manager

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