Underfloor heating systems have become quite popular over the past decade. More and more builders and homeowners prefer them to traditional heaters, the main reasons being that they are efficient and invisible. Besides, their cost doesn’t exceed by far the cost of classic heating systems, so they can be one of the best options of many families and builders.
The biggest advantage of underfloor heating systems is their ability to keep your feet warm. As hot air is lighter than cold air, all the heat in a room tends to migrate towards the ceiling. This is why most people have the cold feet sensation whenever they are at home, regardless the interior temperature. When floors are heated, your feet can’t be cold. This is something that can make a home more comfortable.
The other advantage of these systems is that they aren’t visible. Architects and interior decorators can use the space as they wish, without having to think about hiding the heaters or choosing very expensive ones, in order to match their interior design vision. Removing clutter is one of the major interior design trends of our modern society. People want less stuff in their rooms, as they want to feel the space and enjoy their moments of meditation and mindfulness. By hiding the pipes under the flooring, you can do whatever you want with the interior space. Creating a minimalist look is very easy when you don’t need to find solutions to integrate items you don’t like, yet can’t live without. Besides, when you choose this modern heating solution, you won’t need to clean the heaters every week in order to prevent dust and grime accumulations. Household cleaning is also going to be easier, as you won’t have to dust behind the heaters. This can save you a lot of time and effort.
When you have underfloor heating in the bathroom, showers become even more pleasurable. Once you’re done, you can step on the warm stone tiles, and feel the connection with Mother Nature. You won’t search for your slippers ever again.
The only drawback of such systems is that you won’t be able to revert to traditional heaters that easily. Should you need to move house some day, you’re going to have a hard time at getting used to those old style heaters that used to cause you so much trouble in the past.