Choosing the Right Floor Tiles for Radiant Heating
There is nothing quite as welcoming as warm bathroom tiles to walk on, on a cold winter’s day. This is exactly what is on offer to those with radiant heating installed in their homes, but in order to get the very most out of this investment, you need to make sure you have the correct floor tiles as well.
If you are considering having some kind of radiant heat system installed in your property, at House of Tiles, we would recommend using any of the following types of flooring to get your bare feet toasty warm in the depths of the coldest season of the year.
Tiles Porcelain tiles and ceramic tiles both conduct heat very well, so they are a good choice to quickly and effectively transmit heat throughout your home. The added benefit to this type of flooring, is that it doesn’t expand or contract with changes in temperature, so it won’t end up cracking over time.
Laminate As well as imitating the look of solid hardwood flooring without the associated cost, laminate flooring is great at radiating warmth. Much like porcelain tiles, laminate floor tiles won’t crack due to temperature variations.
Natural Stone Sandstone, travertine and granite are just a few of the natural stone flooring choices that are just amazing at conducting heat. Far from being as cold as you what the word ‘stone’ suggests, the warm water flowing underneath makes it feel like you’re walking on a sun drenched patio in August!
At House of Tiles Ireland, we know more than a little about kitchen tiles, bathroom tiles and wall tiles and if you visit one of our tile shops located around Dublin, you’ll see what a huge array there is to choose from.
If getting in to see us is difficult, then you can see a lot of our range online on our website www.houseoftiles.ie or you can have a chat with one of our knowledge team on 01 426 4881.