When it comes to installing laminate flooring with underfloor heating, the best base to use is Duralay Heatflow. This base coat has a very low aerodynamic drag index, which means that heat can flow through the ground very effectively. It is 2 mm thick and has small holes drilled at regular intervals that allow heat to rise and penetrate through it. Additionally, it includes a plastic vapor barrier layer that prevents moisture from entering the wooden or laminate floor.
For carpets, ThermalStream base is recommended as it has a low aerodynamic resistance index. With a thickness of 10 mm and perforated holes, it allows heat to transfer through the carpet and reach the house efficiently and offers sumptuous levels of comfort underfoot. Duralay HeatFlow and Cloud 9 Radiance also have low aerodynamic resistance ratings and can be used in carpeted rooms with underfloor heating. When it comes to hydronic floor heating systems, a series of pipes are placed below the floor and hot water is pumped through them to warm the floor. In this case, it is recommended to buy a new base coat every time you replace the floor, whether it is carpet or hardwood. For laminate floors with underfloor heating, Olympic 5 base coat is an excellent choice as it has a low thermal watertightness index.
Additionally, rubber base with a combined sheet vapor barrier is ideal for laminate floors and engineering floors to be installed using the flotation method on concrete subfloors. Using the correct base coat can prevent moisture or condensation from accumulating, reduce the risk of joints opening during the heating period, and provide long-lasting performance for busy homes and high-traffic areas. Choosing the right underlay for your laminate flooring and underfloor heating system is essential for achieving maximum comfort, noise reduction, and durability.