WARM-BOARD utilises an 18mm high density dry screed board, which acts as a heat conducting surface, transferring the heat from the pipes to the heated floor above. Once up to temperature, it delivers sufficient heat output to provide warm and even ambient temperatures within the living space. The best floor coverings to combine with the WARM-BOARD, are hard surfaces such as stone and tile, as they offer the least resistance to heat transfer compared to carpets. The main benefit of the WARM‐BOARD, is the option for the direct application of tiles, as it can be applied directly with the use of flexible adhesive. However, in most instances, a 6mm ply cover is recommended prior to tiling. When floor coverings such as carpet are to be fitted, the system design must factor in the extra heat output that will be needed; this loss in output needs to be negated by increasing the flow temperature.
WARM-BOARD uses a unique patent pending End Support system, which helps to secure and support both the floor covering above, and the pipe work within. WARM-BOARD can be fitted directly above concrete or floorboards in both retro fit and new construction applications, with the potential for the direct application of tiles to the board; with its versatility, it offers a quick and easy installed solution.
The WARM-BOARD 12mm MULTI-PEX 5 layer pipe, is laid from the chosen manifold location in a serpentine pattern, and secured at pre-grooved 150mm* pipe centres within the WARM-BOARD. The pipe is then supported by the End Support with its self-retaining pipe locking system, enabling a quick one man installation.
For further information and details regarding floor finishes download the Warm-Board Installation Guide above.