We answer all your questions about combining Quick-Step Laminate with underfloor heating or cooling.
Bringing together laminate and underfloor heating provides ultimate comfort. Easy to install and a joy to walk on, you’ll be loving this combination for years to come.
All Quick-Step Laminate floors can be combined with low-temperature underfloor heating or cooling. The maximum allowed contact temperature is 27°C, both for classic hot water or electric heating elements and heating films which are installed onto the subfloor. For both types of underfloor heating, it is necessary to pay close attention to the installation instructions.
When combining a laminate floor with underfloor heating, you should make sure that the overall thermal resistance does not exceed 0.15m² K/W. The higher the thermal resistance, the longer it will take your floor to warm up and the less efficient your underfloor heating will be. The thermal resistance of Quick-Step Laminate in combination with one of our underlays can be found in the specific guidelines for underfloor heating.
It is also important to put an insulating layer below your underfloor heating that insulates more than the laminate. This way, heat is reflected away from the insulative layer and is conducted through the floor.
Floor cooling follows the same principles as underfloor heating, except it uses cold water instead of hot water. That’s why it is important to have an advanced control and security system to prevent internal condensation when using underfloor cooling. This prevents your floor from sustaining water damage.
For floor cooling, a thermal resistance of less than or equal to 0.09 m²K/W is advised. This means that in some cases, a minimal capacity loss is unavoidable.
When installing a laminate floor with underfloor heating, always make sure to install the floor ‘floating’. For the best results, we advise the combination of Quick-Step Laminate with a Silent Walk underlay. The general installation guidelines still apply, unless our specific guidelines for underfloor heating state differently. When in doubt, always check with your dealer.
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