If there is one place in the home where we deserve to feel warm underfoot, then this must be the bathroom. In fact there is nothing quite as luxurious this side of summer holiday in the Bahamas, which is why so many British wet rooms are equipped this way these days by London Bathroom Fitters.
Under-Tile heating is thermostatically controlled and it can take several hours for the warmth to work its way through. Once this has been achieved the heat retention properties are good, and for this reason it is practical to leave the power on throughout winter.
Any form of non water-permeable floor finish is acceptable, and that includes ceramic tiles, marble, porcelain, travertine, terracotta and granite, provided these are all well bedded-in with cement above the elements. These options are all electrically safe too, provided that earth-leakage is available on the circuit.
While some Bathroom Fitting Firms may suggest saving a few pounds by fitting heating pads at strategic places, we do not recommend this. Firstly, the unheated areas in the floor will draw the heat away, and secondly, when tiles are cemented down it may not be possible to uplift them to add more heating pads, without ruining what is already there.
It is possible to do the installation yourself and save a little on the labour. However the Bathroom Fitting Quotes that you get on Mr-Skill may be so much lower than general market rates that you might as well let them get on with the job. One thing is for sure though. When you show your friends around you will definitely be saying we should have thought of this when we first moved in. But at least you finally got around to doing it.