Timoleon unique systems work well even at low water temperatures, making them ideal for renewable technologies, especially heat pumps.
Timoleon draw on years of experience to develop and manufacture systems that are easily installed into screed floors as well as timber constructions such as suspended or acoustic floors.
However getting underfloor heating to work effectively in timber floors is not straightforward. Timber is not naturally a good conductor of heat. This means, for certain types of underfloor heating, using high temperature water is the only way the system will be able to heat the room effectively and as a result the efficiency of the heat pump or boiler will be reduced.
Timoleon are specialists in manufacturing UFH products for timber floors and have developed a range that works well at low water temperatures. Thier systems are also designed to avoid squeaks and ticking and to maintain or improve the strength and acoustic qualities of the floor.
Further information from the Timber Research and Development Association can be found at www.trada.co.uk
Timber and Underfloor Heating
Timber floors are subject to expansion and contraction according to the amount of moisture in the local environment. As a result solid hardwood boards may contract slightly during winter months and expand slightly during the summer. In addition to conventional timber boarding engineered laminates are available, PAR-KY Pro / Lounge and Bausen engineered flooring. These boards have layers of cross-bonded ply faced with a thick layer of timber and are inherently more stable than solid wood boards. They are supplied at a suitable moisture content to be laid over UFH.
For any type of timber being used consideration must be given to the moisture content of the timber prior to being laid. Typically this should be around 8-10%. Also the relative humidity in the room will play a key role, for more information please call our technical reps on 01708 681700.
Foil Board Screedless Systems
Timoleon FoilBoard Floating Screedless system is laid over a solid floor. Each panel is manufactured from extra high density insulation which has a high compressive strength, suitable for floating floor applications.
The heat diffusers are pre-bonded and made from soft temper aluminium. As no thick rigid plates are used the panels are easily trimmed on site.
Once the insulation is laid a screed replacement board (SRB) is laid over. The SRBs are made from highly conductive cementitious materials, similar to that of concrete screeds, that improve the performance of the underfloor heating system. Using SRBs mean that the underfloor heating system can run at even lower water temperatures further improving the efficiency of a heat pump. more>