Schlüter-Systems offer insightful CPD on underfloor heating

Solutions experts Schlüter-Systems offer a RIBA-accredited CPD seminar on underfloor heating for installers, architects and specifiers.

Modular Underfloor Heating Systems for Tile and Stone Coverings is a 45-minute seminar explaining how these systems help to protect tile and stone coverings from cracking, splitting, tenting and debonding.

It also explores the theory behind modular screed systems and the differences in water-fed and electric underfloor heating.  Schlüter-Systems manufactures and supplies wet or hydronic as well as an electric systems.

Electric System
Ideal for refurbishment and renovation projects, an electric underfloor heating system has a series of electrical wires installed beneath the tile or stone covering. Schlüter-DITRA-HEAT-E enables the heating cable to be quickly installed in the unique membrane reducing overall assembly height and installation steps compared to other electric systems.

The complete patented system for under tile and stone heating for wall and floors with uncoupling, crack-bridging and waterproofing properties, Schlüter-DITRA-HEAT, has been updated with Schlüter-DITRA-HEAT-TB matting.

The new Schlüter-DITRA-HEAT-TB mat has a unique thermal barrier that reduces heat loss into the screed and subfloor, and it also benefits from 70% quicker warm-up time on screed and concrete.

Due to the intelligent touchscreen thermostat you can easily control temperatures and heating times, creating warm tile and stone whenever and wherever you chose.

Schlüter-DITRA-HEAT can also be used in wetrooms, bathrooms, en-suites and shower-rooms. Underwall or underfloor heating, as a source of heat, can be an extremely beneficial method of ensuring effective moisture management and provide comfort while maximising space in some of the smallest rooms in the home.

Wet or Hydronic System
Water-fed underfloor heating systems are ideal for new build and partial renovations, projects like a new extension or a new floor slab. Water fed system Schlüter-BEKOTEC-THERM provides a unique benefit, as it is as much as 30 per cent more energy-efficient, being part of a modular screed system (BEKOTEC) which brings the heating pipes closer to the surface, therefore with less screed mass to heat it can be fed by water at a lower temperature.

And as the heat is being given off over a larger area, it is more evenly distributed throughout the room. Again with modular screeds such as Schlüter-BEKOTEC the amount of screed above the pipes is reduced enabling a more rapid response to heating cycles, providing eco benefits by saving energy, and using less cement compared to traditional screeds.