What is the Best Flooring For Underfloor Heating?

wood flooring laid over underfloor heating
(Image credit: Ted Todd)

The question of which is the best flooring for underfloor heating is now a common one, given that underfloor heating (UFH) is now one of the most popular ways to heat a home.

Underfloor heating not only offers a comfortable, even heat, but it is also a really efficient method of warming a house. It is well suited to many forms of renewable technology too, such as heat pumps — plus it keeps walls clear of radiators making furniture layout easier. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.