The Underfloor Heating Store's Safety Guidelines

Underfloor heating safety guidelines

The underfloor heating units must be controlled with an approved thermostat and its control instructions.

The underfloor system should not be turned on until the floor is completely dry and any screed/adhesive has fully cured. Once cured, the system should be turned on gradually over a 48 hour period.

Flat bottomed furniture MUST NOT BE placed over areas where the heating mat/cable is installed as this can restrict airflow to the floor, causing thermal blocking, and in extreme cases may lead to the cable overheating causing a possible fire hazard. This also includes rugs, bean bags, or any item which has a tog value greater than 2.5.

The heated floor area should not be drilled or nailed as this could damage the heating elements.

  • Mattresses must not be placed over underfloor heating Mattresses
  • Bean bags must not be placed over underfloor heating Bean bags
  • Animal beds must not be placed over underfloor heating Animal beds
  • Rugs must not be placed over underfloor heating Rugs
  • Flat based furniture must not be placed over underfloor heating Flat based furniture

Underfloor heating is a shock and fire hazard WARNING: Shock & Fire Hazard

If the Underfloor Heating System is damaged or not installed properly, fire or shock could occur resulting in serious personal injuries or damage to property. You must carefully follow the warnings and instructions contained in our instruction manuals & videos.

  • The thermostat must be used.
  • It is important that this equipment is installed only by a qualified electricians who are familiar with the proper sizing, installation, construction and operation of floor warming systems and the hazards involved. The installation must comply with all national and local electrical codes. If you are unfamiliar with these requirements, contact an electrician.
  • Our systems are designed for under floor heating purposes only. Be sure that the floor is not penetrated by nails, screws, or similar devices that can cause damage on first installation or during subsequent floor repairs in the future.
  • If the Underfloor Heating System is damaged, it must be replaced. Do not attempt to splice or repair any part of the system.