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Tiling to heated floors

Tiling to heated floors

This paper has been written with the aim of providing advice for all parties in the process of designing or installing tiling to heated floor systems and should be read in conjunction with current and forthcoming British, European and International Standards.

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Table of Contents

1 Foreword
2 Scope of document
3 Types of heating system
3.1 …Through screed or base (underfloor)
3.2 …Installed during tiling process (undertile)
4 Design considerations
4.1 …Underfloor systems
4.2 …Undertile systems
5 Installation of heating system
5.1 …Electrical systems
5.2 …Underfloor systems
6 Selection of hard flooring
7 Selection of adhesive and grout
7.1 …Adhesive selection
7.2 …Grout selection
8 Preparatory work
8.1 …Underfloor Heated Screeds
8.1.1 ……Cement:Sand Screeds
8.1.2 ……Calcium Sulfate Screeds
8.2 …Undertile Heating
8.3 …Levelling
8.4 …Timber Floors
8.4.1 ……Uncoupling Membranes
8.4.2 ……Elastomeric Adhesives
8.5 …Tanking Systems
9 Tile fixing method
9.1 …Adhesive Fixing
9.2 …Sand and cement fixing
9.3 …Tile Joints
9.4 …Movement Joints
10 Grouting
11 Cleaning and maintenance
12 Commissioning after tiling