Underfloor heating has become a popular form of room heating. A system can either be electric or, more commonly fed by your gas central heating system (in other words a continuous pipe carrying hot water). The heating grid is sealed within the concrete screed allowing the heat to penetrate through the floor covering (laminate or carpet).
For maximum efficiency it is better to run the system for long periods at consistent ambient temperature than keep switching on and off (it takes longer to get up to heat when compared with a traditional radiator).
Each room will have it’s own thermostat or ‘zone controller’ which means you have greater control over the temperature. One of the less obvious benefits of underfloor heating is the freedom it provides to be able to place furniture against all walls – something traditional radiator systems make difficult.