Some Facts And Myths About Under Tile Heating

Under Tile Heating Canberra

Some Misconceptions about Under Tile Heating Canberra

There is an old rumor that underfloor heating was harmful to feet. This comes from a time, the 1960s, when floor heating was still in the experimental stages. Floors were heated to over 30 degrees centigrade. This led to increased dust mites, who bred in the floor’s warm conditions.

Modern tiles are heated to about 28 degrees. This produces an evenly warm room, and will not encourage dust mites for two reasons. Firstly, dust mites need carpet, and cannot survive for long on tiles. Secondly, 28 degrees heat is rather a poor environment for mites.

Hot surfaces were once though to be bad for feet, causing problem with veins that became too hot, and with external sweating. This is true if the surface is over 30 degrees. But modern heated tiled floors are 28 degrees or lower. This is good for feet, and allows us to go barefoot, which is healthy. We can go barefoot and not suffer sweaty feet.

Advantages of Under Tile Heating Canberra

Underfloor heating gives dry, natural heat. This discourages mold and dust mites. Which usually form in the carpets and edges of the walls. Tiled floors that are heated will suffer less mold, at least near the floor.

There are no drafts with underfloor heating, so dust and germs are not spread through the air to any degree. And the heating is quiet. So the room just feels comfortably warm.

There are no exposed hot surfaces with under floor heating. This means no risk of burning yourself as on a radiator.

Best of all underfloor heating is even and efficient. So we don’t end up with a cold floor and all the warmth near the ceiling. Instead, the room is fairly evenly warm.

Under Tile Heating Canberra

A more recent innovation in Australia, under floor heating is great for tiled floors. Enjoy even, natural warmth in the bathroom.