Floating Floor Systems
5The Warmafloor Floating Floor system is for use when underfloor heating is to be installed on concrete floors where a dry finish to the floor is required, not a screed topping.
The maximum heat output of 75 W/m2 is less than for a screeded floor system, so the Floating Floor system is predominantly for use in new buildings, where the heat requirements of the building are less.
This system relies on the floor being flat and level and involves pre-grooved polystyrene floor insulation panels, fitted with pre-grooved metal diffusion plates into which the underfloor pipework is fitted.
The installation involves laying the Floating Floor panels to cover the complete floor area.
At door openings, floor support battens will need to be fitted as in a normal Floating Floor. Warmafloor PB pipe is then clipped into the di¢usion plates, circuited to design requirements and run back to the manifold. Flooring is laid then on the system – chipboard, plywood or dry screeding flooring panels such as Fermacell – and then the final floor covering is laid.
This system offers complete access to the installation for any component repair or replacement, by lifting the flooring.
Panels available in:
25mm, 35mm, 50mm and 75mm thick