Underfloor heating in the bathroom: tips and solutions for heating the bathroom using the radiant floor panels.
The bathroom has a greater need for heat: in this room of the house we need maximum comfort in order to make the most of a hot tub or take a relaxing shower without having to face annoying thermal shocks.
Upon returning home, everyone wants to find a warm and welcoming environment. The domestic warmth must be even more pronounced in the bathroom. More than any other environment, it is this room that needs to be heated the most. The bathroom is a place where we can take care of our body, ensure good hygiene and also the right relaxation.
In evaluating the variousbathroom heating solutionsthe different types of heating systems, materials, dimensions of the bathroom to be heated, design or technical values must be taken into account. In recent times, more and more people are adopting the solution ofunderfloor heating systemto warm up thebathroom.
Underfloor heating in the bathroom
Theunderfloor heatingit allows the heat to be spread evenly and compatible with the physiological needs of the human being. In line with the needs of our body, an underfloor heating system would heat the lower limbs more and the head area less.
From a point of view ofcomfort, in fact, the heat rising from the floor is optimal: in the physiological ideal, the lower limbs should be warmer than the head and the heat coming from below makes this condition verifiable.
To maximize living comfort, alunderfloor heating in the bathroomone should be addedheated towel railor awall-mounted radiatorso as to increase the warmth when needed. It is possible to add systems such as:
- fan heater
- heated towel rail
The towel warmers are small radiators that dry linen and towels in winter, eliminating all traces of humidity.
From a furnishing point of view, theheated towel railthey may have a smooth or "ladder" surface. They are coated with epoxy resins resistant to heat, chemicals and corrosion. Based on the choice, it is possible to find the right “thermo-furniture” for every need.
There are also no power problems: these heat emitters can work with a hydraulic system (the same as radiators or radiant floor panels), with electric resistances or in mixed cycle. With the mixed cycle, the towel warmers use the electric resistance for high temperatures and the hydraulic system for low temperatures.
Integration of the underfloor heating system
Theunderfloor heatingit works at low and constant temperatures: the heat is distributed slowly but reaches every point of the bathroom.
Who intends install underfloor heating in the bathroomwill have to take into account having toupset the plumbing systembecause the drain and sanitary water supply pipes must be moved to the walls, in order to allow the radiant floor system to be installed under the entire surface of the floor.
The heating should never be installed under the sanitary fixtures, under the shower cubicle or the bathtub, for this reason it is not recommended in the case of small bathrooms but is useful and efficient only in larger bathrooms. Not being able to install the system throughout the bathroom floor, it will be necessary to integrate the heat production with other systems: an additional radiator or a towel warmer.
It is for this reason that we recommend combining the radiant floor panels with another heat source.
Theunderfloor heating systemsthey uniform the temperature in the rooms and optimize the flows, on the other hand we can say that it is not always easyinstall a floor heating systemFurthermore, there may be a problem with the furniture: too bulky furniture components could hinder the passage of heat.
Aunderfloor heating systemrequires certain choices in the type of floor, in this regard we advise you to read our in-depth study dedicated to Radiant floor panels.Another limiting factor in the use of aunderfloor heating in the bathroomlies in the thickness occupied by the entire system.