We all despise waking up to cold floors especially running across a bathroom floor on a winter morning. Installing floor heating Vancouver can turn your bathroom into acosier place. Bathrooms which are in the basement or above the garage tend to be a lot colder. Installing heated floors in your bathroom is always a good idea. However, there are a few things that one should know before getting one installed in their bathrooms.
Why should your bathroom have heated floors?
During winters, we tend to use traditional heating units which spread dust and allergens when in use. Whereas on the other hand, the heated floors do not do that, and also make sure that the floor is heated evenly throughout the room. Floor heating works well with almost all types of flooring, including traditional floorings like concrete tiles.
How to go about the installation of the floor?
Always make sure that the heated floor is installed by a professional for it to run smoothly. After the floor has been installed, it is crucial to run resistance tests to check whether the heating system is in a good condition before installing the floor. If the working of the heating system is checked after installation, the floor might have to be pulled apart and the installation process would start again. Make sure that the heating system which you choose meets your needs, as bathrooms can be tricky.
How to choose the material?
Some flooring materials work better than the others, depending upon the heating system that you are planning to install. Ceramic, porcelain and natural stone tiles, are just some of the options that work great for bathroom heated floors. As all these materials are good conductors of heat, they make the heating system more efficient. Wood, laminate and vinyl, are also options available for the bathroom floor, however, these options have their own set of limitations that one should be aware of before making a decision. The best person to advice you on the floor material to use is your contractor as he would be able to identify exactly what you need.
Would there be an increase in ROI after installation?
Installing heated floors in your bathroom does not lead to an increase in the rate of interest. It is understandable that one to think that there would be a high return as these floors transform your bathroom into a cosy place. However, you can expect an increase only if there is no other heat source. When renovating your house heated floors Vancouver is an expense worth undertaking as it transforms your home and also makes your house more appealing to potential buyers.