Floor heating is a form of heating that is integrated in the floor. The temperature can remain relatively low, because there is larger heating surface in comparison to radiators. Therefore the energy consumption of floor heating is often more efficient.
Typically, the floor heating is connected to the central heating. For this purpose a suitable distributor is used which ensures that the temperature is not higher than 45 degrees Celsius. The hot water usually flows through plastic pipes, which are applied in the shape of spiral or meander. The spiral provides a more uniform heat dissipation since the forward and return flow always lie next to each other but it’s more difficult to apply than a meander.
An alternative way to the floor heating distributor is to connect the pipes to the return flow of a radiator. This is often applied in bathrooms where both are present. The benefits of both radiators and floor heating are combined: warm feet and quick heating.