Erko underfloor heating installation recommendations
Rointe Erko electric underfloor heating systems are designed for easy and quick installation. See the do's and don'ts on how to install here >>
The Rointe Erko electric underfloor heating systems have been designed so that installation is quick and easy, but as with all electrical systems, certain procedures must be strictly followed. It is important to ensure that you have the correct heating mat(s) and size for the area you wish to heat and thoroughly read these recommendations about installation.
The new Erko underfloor heating system MUST NOT be installed in thin-set cement or in direct contact with a cement or concrete subfloor. The heater MUST be installed on top of suitable soft insulation material. This prevents the heater from being damaged when the weight of the floor, furniture and people are added.
The insulation material should be at least 6mm thick and suitable for use with electric underfloor heating.
It is important that you take into account the insulation properties, the better R-value the shorter the heat up time. If using the insulation board or similar, a soft underlay must be used to ensure the heater is not in contact with the cement facing of the board.
Please ensure that the laminate flooring is suitable for use with electric underfloor heating.
Most wood/laminate floors are compatible with the foil mats but we do not recommend using any wood flooring thicker than 18mm.
Wood flooring with metallic strips as part of their locking systems are NOT compatible as these metallic strips may damage the foil mats.
Any wood floor with a pad already attached must not be used with the foil mats.
For wooden floors or similar, the thermal resistance should not exceed 0.15m2K/W.
Erko underfloor installation do's & don'ts
Erko installation do's
Erko installation don'ts
Please note this is not an extensive list, nor is this article the full instruction manual for Erko underfloor heating insulation. You MUST read the instruction manual carefully BEFORE any underfloor installation is carried out.
All electrical connections must be undertaken by a certified electrician. All work must conform to current Electrical Regulations.
Download the Erko underfloor heating installation manual here: