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Floating floors

Floating floor installations are generally achieved by laying pre-formed insulation panels on top of the prepared base, either an existing flooring system or a new construction.

The pipework is laid into the pre-formed insulation panels, with spreader plates to distribute the heat over a wider area, and the floor decking – generally chip board, finished timber or laminate – is laid on top.

A high-performance alternative to Chipboard is gypsum fibre boards. With thermal conductivity being 3-4 times higher than chipboard or plywood alternatives, cooler water temperatures can be used to produce the same level of eat output with more even floor surface temperatures.
Although the decking sections are glued together, they are not fixed to the insulation but left to ‘float’ on top of it. If carpet is to be used, this is then laid onto the floating floor deck.

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