Underfloor heating insulation is one of the most cost effective ways to heat your home or garage. There are two main types to choose from, an insulated mat or spray. Both work well, but the spray can be applied to any floor, while the mat is good for a specific area such as the entrance and/or garage. This article will discuss some of the benefits of both types of insulating material, as well as their limitations.
When deciding whether you would like to install a new build or a re-modeling of an existing one, it is important to consider the heating system you currently have. Most people choose to implement a new build, as it can usually be installed easily and at minimal expense, however, in case your existing heating system is faulty it may be worth replacing with a different type. If you live in an area that is prone to ice and snow, then re-modeling the heating system is a more viable option, as it will take less time and effort to prepare the surface for a new build.
In order to heat a new build, the most popular method is the installation of an insulated concrete floor slab. An insulated concrete slab is made of a thick plastic and is fastened to the ceiling by two steel posts. These can be lowered into the ground, after which the heating cables are installed through the concrete. A new build with a wooden floor can be completed much faster than an old build and with a wooden floor there is also the added advantage of suspension boards, which can be used to control the amount of heat entering the room.