Quick-Step and underfloor heating

Never get cold feet

Heated floors are becoming increasingly popular in both new buildings and renovation projects. Often, people believe this option limits their flooring choice to tiles. But did you know that all Quick-Step Laminate, Parquet and Vinyl floors are compatible with underfloor heating as well?

Quick-Step and underfloor heating

Different types of underfloor heating and underfloor cooling

Quick-Step floors can all be paired with low-temperature underfloor heating. Depending on the floor you choose, there are two possible options:

  • Hot water or electric heating elements that are installed into the subfloor. This works with all Quick-Step floors: Laminate, Parquet and Vinyl.
  • Heating film: the latest generation of underfloor heating systems. The heating film is placed on the screed or base floor. It is compatible with our Laminate and Parquet floors.

All Quick-Step floors are compatible with underfloor cooling as well. The cooling elements work in the same way as the heating elements, except with cold instead of warm water.

The importance of thermal resistance and insulation

To enjoy the benefits of underfloor heating, you need a floor with low thermal resistance, which allows the heat to pass through. The higher the thermal resistance, the longer it will take your floor to warm up and the less efficient your underfloor heating will be.

Additionally, it is important to place an insulating layer below your underfloor heating. This way, heat is reflected away from the insulative layer and is conducted through the floor.

Quick-Step Vinyl floors have the lowest thermal resistance of all Quick-Step floors and are excellent thermal conductors, making them perfectly suited for underfloor heating. However, our Laminate and Parquet floor ranges also offer suitable and cost-effective options.

Installing underfloor heating and underfloor cooling

When installing a floor in combination with underfloor heating or cooling, it is important to follow the specific guidelines for each floortype.

Quick-Step laminate floors and underfloor heating

Laminate floors and floor heating

All Quick-Step laminate floors can be used in combination with ‘low temperature’ underfloor heating. Always make sure that you install your laminate flooring ‘floating’ and make sure to pick the right underlay.

Quick-Step vinyl floors and underfloor heating

Vinyl floors and floor heating

Vinyl is an excellent thermal conductor, and therefore particularly suitable for installation over ‘low temperature’ underfloor heating. There is something for everyone in our Livyn luxury vinyl collections.

Quick-Step wooden floors and underfloor heating

Wood floors and floor heating

Our wood flooring is also compatible with underfloor heating. There are two ways to lay it: floors can either be glued down or laid ‘floating’. The choice is yours!