Can laminate be laid over a heated floor?

If you have underfloor heating or are thinking of having it installed you may be wondering which floor coverings you can lay on top of it.

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Why install a heated floor?

Heated floors are becoming increasingly popular due to their many benefits. According to The Green Home they are cheap to install and run, and can also space.

So, as modern houses are getting smaller and smaller, and as the cost of heating rises, underfloor heating is often a great alternative to traditional heating sources such as radiators.

Which floor coverings are suitable?

A laminate floor covering is one of the best options to lay over a heated floor. So, if you’ve already been to a flooring specialist such as https://www.woodfloorwarehouse.co.uk/laminate-flooring/white.html and chosen a white laminate flooring or wood effect laminate flooring then you’re on the right track.

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But whichever flooring you choose it must be installed correctly over your heated floor. How you lay your laminate flooring will be dependent on the type of heating you have installed. Some heating types will require an underlay between the heating elements and the flooring and others won’t.

You should check the manufacturer’s guidelines as they will offer specific installation instructions that must be followed so that you don’t invalidate the warranty. You may need to run the heating for a period of time before you lay your flooring over the top of it or you may need to be careful not to exceed a certain temperature.