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Floor Constructions Details


It is important to choose the correct floor heating product based on the subfloor material and your floor covering.


The following construction details show how underfloor heating is installed for the most popular floor types and coverings.

Your choice of underfloor heating products may depend on:

  • finished floor build-up height
  • speed or ease of installation
  • cost

All Flexel products are thoroughly tested and will
provide an excellent floor heating system.

Remember, use of the recommended insulation material will enable the floor to heat up faster and run more efficiently. See how floor heating is placed under:


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UFH beneath a Tile & Stone Floor


1. Tile or stone floor
2. Flexible tile adhesive
3. Flexible levelling compound
4. ECOFLOOR Cable Mat or ECOFLEX loose cable
5. ECOMAX insulated tile backer board
6. Suspended timber or concrete subfloor






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UFH beneath a Linoleum or Luxury Vinyl Floor

1. Linoleum or luxury vinyl floor covering
2. Flexible levelling compound ( 12mm min depth )

3. ECOFLOOR Cable Mat or ECOFLEX loose cable
4. ECOMAX insulated tile backer board

5. Suspended timber or concrete subfloor







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UFH beneath a Screed Floor

1. Vinyl/Carpet/Wood Floor Covering
2. Screed ( min 50mm )
3. ECO-FIX HD Fixing Band
4. ECOFLEX In-screed Cable
5. Foil faced floor slab Insulation
6. Concrete Subfloor






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UFH beneath Carpet

1. Carpet non rubber backed ( max 2.0 tog )
2. Low tog underlay if required ( max 0.8 tog )
3. Flexible levelling compound ( 12mm min depth )
4. ECOFLOOR Cable Mat or ECOFLEX loose cable
5. ECOMAX insulated tile backer board
6. Suspended timber or concrete subfloor






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UFH beneath Laminate or Engineered Hardwood Floor 

1. Laminate or Engineered Board Floor
2. Polyester Vapour Barrier
3. ECOFILM Element
4. ECOMAX-LITE Thermal Insulation
5. Suspended timber or concrete subfloor











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UFH beneath a Bonded Engineered Hardwood Floor

1. Bonded wooden floor
2. Flexible levelling compound ( 12mm min depth )
3. ECOFLOOR Cable Mat or ECOFLEX loose cable
4. ECOMAX Insulated Tile Backer Board
5. Suspended timber or concrete subfloor







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UFH beneath Carpet or Vinyl Floor

1. Carpet non rubber backed( max 2.0 tog ) or vinyl flooring
2. ECOMAX-DUO Overlay boards
3. Polyester Vapour Barrier
4. ECOFILM Element
5. ECOMAX-LITE Thermal Insulation 
6. Suspended timber or concrete subfloor


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