Vinyl for electric mat underfloor heating

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  1. Sua Lee

    Sua Lee New Member

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    I am looking for luxury vinyl for kitchen, dining and hall (all same), but also want to have electric underfloor heating mats. I have found a company called Livyn which does Clic LVT. Can you recommend? Also click, dry back, or glue down? Thank you.
     
  2. Sua Lee

    Sua Lee New Member

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    Also Polyflor Camaro? Can you recommend?
     
  3. Rugmunching

    Rugmunching Well-Known Member

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    Karndean, amtico, polyflor are all popular.
    Westex and tlc are decent aswell....
    Camaro is alright and more affordable compared to the likes of the upper end karndean & amtico.

    You mentioned UFH mats, are you saying they are installed already? Or you having them installed when you have this new flooring?
     
  4. Sua Lee

    Sua Lee New Member

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    It will be installed at the same time... I like the look of a Livyn Clic slate but one site says ok for underfloor and another says not... I also wonder if it’s durable enough?
     
  5. merit

    merit Well-Known Member

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    It needs to be a low heat ufh and cased in a levelling compound


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  6. Sua Lee

    Sua Lee New Member

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    Thank you. Is 150W too high? Yes, levelling compound will be used...
     
  7. Rugmunching

    Rugmunching Well-Known Member

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    150w is fine, this is what I mainly use.
    Only used the 200w once for a large kitchen but that was overkill.

    Make sure you have thermo boards/backer boards under the Mats, dont put it directly onto concrete.
    Also account for the floor rise - you would be looking around 15 - 18mm depending what mm boards you use
     
  8. Paul webb

    Paul webb Well-Known Member

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    I'd go for glue down, lyvin is available in both, i got asked to inspect a click one a few years ago, when the customer turned the heating on, you could actually see the floor raising at the weakest point, the main problem was that there was an American fridge on one side of the area and a washing machine on the other, which prevented expansion, but it did show just how unstable the floor was with ufh
     

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