Here at Tileflair, we understand your dilemma. You want the beauty of stone, porcelain or ceramic tile in your home but worry that your toes will be chilled to the bone. You needn’t worry, underfloor heating is the solution.
Which tiles for warm toes?
Porcelain, ceramic and stone floor tiles have high thermal conductivity, which means that the heat from an underfloor heating pipe or wire transfers to the floor surface quickly and efficiently, so that you get warm in minutes. The thickness of the tile and stone does impact slightly on the speed of the heating process. Porcelain tiles tend to be much thinner than stone tiles, at somewhere between 8mm and 12mm thick, depending on the product, so will heat up more quickly.
And because tile and stone have excellent thermal properties they also retain the heat well too. Which makes them super-efficient at keeping your indoors as warm as toast.
Open plan living?
A large open plan living area can feel quite cold and uninviting, but install underfloor heating and add some lovely floor tiles and you have a warm and cosy, but spacious, place to hang out. Our Slate Multicolour tiles are a darker shade of tile, so will instantly make a large area feel warmer even before you’ve turned the underfloor heating on, as darker tiles absorb more light than paler tiles and therefore make the space feel more intimate. The same can be said of our French Parquet wood effect tile with its lovely warming wood tones.
If you have a conservatory in your home, but are afraid to use it in the winter, in case you freeze half to death, then you might want to think about laying underfloor heating in there. Coupled with beautiful floor tiles such as our Loire Ecru Rustic floor tiles, whose beige colouring adds to the warmth.
Take a look at our fabulous range of tiles on www.tileflair.co.uk for a suitable partner for your underfloor heating or come visit us on Stand K79 to find out more. Tileflair are an independent tile specialist who have been selling tiles and tile-related products to the trade and public since 1972.