Compatibility

Can the foil heater be used under tiles?


No – the foil heater is designed for use under floating floors only. Tiles are fixed to the sub floor using tile adhesive and a suitable system will be required such as the DWS, SPM (Stickmat) or the DCM-PRO system. Click here for further information on these systems.  

Can the foil heater be installed under a glued wood floor ?


The Foil heater is designed to be installed under floating wood floors only. If installing a wood floor involves using a adhesive or glue a alternative system will be required. The Warmup DWS loose wire or Sticky mat system can be used for wood flooring that is to be glued. The heater should be covered […]

What floor finishes can be used with the DCM-PRO System?


The DCM-PRO system can be used with all floor types as long as they are suitable for use with underfloor heating. Floor tiles can be laid directly onto the DCM-PRO system using tile adhesive. Other floor finishes will need to be covered by a 10mm layer of self-levelling compound before installing the final floor finish.

What flooring can the Dual Overlay system be used under?


The dual overlay system is designed for use with Carpet and Vinyl flooring. The overlay boards must not be used with tiles or wood flooring, please see the technical specification sheet for more information.

Can the Foil Heater be used with Carpet or Vinyl?


The Foil heater can be used with carpet and vinyl but must be installed in conjunction with the Warmup Dual Overlay System. Under no circumstances should the final floor covering be fitted directly on top of the foil heater. Installing the foil system under these types of soft floor finishes will result in damage to […]

What types of Flooring can the Foil Heaters be used under?


The Foil Heater can be installed with floating wood floors. If the flooring is being glued down  an alternative system will need to be installed. As a general rule the wood flooring should be no thicker than 18mm and able to  withstand temperatures up to 27 °C. It is important to check with the manufacturer that […]

Can I use the StickyMat System with floor coverings other than tiles?


The StickyMat range is specifically designed for use under tiles but it is possible to use the system with other floor coverings. For this type of application the Stickymat will need to be covered with a 10mm self-levelling compound before applying the finished floor. It is important to check with the flooring manufacturer that the […]

Can I use the Loose Wire System with floor coverings other than tiles?


Yes, it is possible to use the Loose Wire system under floor coverings other than tiles. The Loose Wire range is specifically designed for use under tiles but by covering the wires with a 10mm self levelling compound it is possible to use the Loose Wire system with other floor coverings, such as wood or […]

Do I choose cable or mat electric floor heating systems?


This page explains the difference of the mat and loose cable options but ultimately either the cable or mat option will give you the design freedom you are looking for.