Discover our electric underfloor heating solutions and mats that we have designed to respond to the growing demand for this type of system throughout Europe. An invisible electric heating solution, it’s a great space-saving alternative to traditional systems.
Formed from the perfect mix of radiation and convection, the heat dissipation of our underfloor heating is even and efficient. Most of the heat is dissipated by vertical radiation from the floor, whilst the remainder is released into the room through natural convection when the room air comes into contact with the warm floor of the room.
Rointe electric underfloor heating mats and kits can be easily installed quickly and won’t raise floor levels. These advanced systems can be used as a primary heating source to minimise your heating costs, but also work well when combined with other Rointe products like our electric radiators or electric towel rails.
Rointe underfloor heating installations provide stable temperatures at a low airspeed and are ideal for those who do not want to install radiators on the walls.
Choose from 2 solutions that are suitable for up to 6 different types of floor surfaces including ceramic/tiled, carpet, vinyl, wood, laminate and linoleum.
Ultra thin heating mesh with 500 mm panel width and cable diameter at 3.5 mm. Spacing between cables 80 mm. Won't raise floor levels.
Complete control where and when you need it through your smartphone, tablet or PC using the Rointe Connect app & CT.2 thermostat.
In an electric underfloor heating system, a series of electrical wires or heating mats are installed beneath your flooring. It’s usually placed on top of a layer of floor insulation, to ensure the heat travels upwards rather than down.
The heating wires are then connected to your mains supply and it will also include a sensor to help regulate the temperature. You can then use a thermostat to control the temperature and turn the system on or off.
Another insulation layer on top of the underfloor mat is sometimes recommended, depending on the type of flooring you have.
Electric underfloor heating works by a combination of methods: radiation, convection and conduction.
Warmth is emitted by the underfloor heating mat and travels directly (in a straight line) to a point of absorption, in this case, the floor. As the floor warms, it radiates heat outwards. This then triggers the convection cycle.
As the underfloor mat heats the floor, the air that comes into contact with it warms and rises, allowing cool air to flow into its place to warm. The cycle continues until all air in the room is warmed evenly and efficiently.
Underfloor heating also uses conduction to heat. When the mat begins to warm, it transfers thermal energy between objects that come into contact with the heated floor such as your feet, carpet and rug.
You can get underfloor heating fitted in pretty much any home and under almost any type of flooring.
Electric underfloor heating is much easier to install or retro-fit than a wet based system mainly because they are less bulky and don’t require a network of pipes to be laid. If you choose a wet underfloor system rather than electric, it’s best to install as the property is built. That way you don’t need to remove existing flooring and lay a complicated pipe network. Wet systems often require the floor to be raised as well to accommodate the bulk.
Different manufacturers will have different levels of difficulty in installation. Rointe underfloor mats have been designed so that installation is quick and easy. See our articles for the do’s and don’ts on each of our underfloor systems:
This all depends on the type of floor to be installed over the top of the underfloor heating mat.
The Milos systems are specifically designed for a ceramic or tiled floor and in some cases natural or quarry stone tiles. The mesh has a full surface adhesive and is adaptable to uneven floors. The heating cable diameters are only up to 3.5mm thick so won’t raise your floor level. We also sell an insulation system for the Milos that reflects heat upwards towards the floor surface.
The Erko system is designed for more delicate flooring types like parquet, vinyl, linoleum or carpet as it’s a foil-coated mat. Therefore it must be installed with a suitable soft insulation material both underneath and on top of the mat. This prevents the heating mat from possible damage and also increases the efficiency of the Erko electric underfloor heating system.