Pros and cons of underfloor bathroom heating

Stepping out of a cosy bed on to the cold, uninviting tiles of the bathroom is one of the least enjoyable elements of our morning routine. There is a way round it – most of the time when it comes to home design, where there is a will, there is a way.

That is part of our ethos at Mark Vernon Heating and Plumbing, and we are taking an increasing number of enquiries asking for our advice on underfloor heating in bathrooms. Below are some basic pros and cons of underfloor heating:

Pros of underfloor heating:

– Underfloor heating warms up a larger area than radiators, which do a better job of heating up the area immediately around them.

– Radiators often require a higher temperature to sufficiently warm the bathroom than underfloor heating.

– Because a wider area is covered, and the heat is generated from a lower point, underfloor heating can be a more efficient way of heating your bathroom than radiators.

– The heating method is versatile, working just as well with tiled bathrooms as it does with stone floors.

– It keeps your bare feet warm, which can safeguard against illness in cold times of the year.

Cons of underfloor heating:

– Underfloor heating is typically more expensive than using radiators, but here at Mark Vernon Heating and Plumbing we have a range of budget-friendly solutions which means it needn’t cost the earth.

– The method can take longer to heat your bathroom – it should be combined with a timing mechanism to ensure your bathroom floor is nicely heated when you want it to be.

– Certain types of furniture are sensitive to being placed on top of a heated floor – but luckily most bathroom standard furniture is perfectly compatible.

So there you have it, a few plus points and disadvantages to consider with underfloor heating, brought to you by the bathroom installation experts, Mark Vernon Heating and Plumbing.