More and more people decide to install radiant floor heating for reasons ranging from personal tastes to long-term savings, for this reason it is very important to know that a radiant floor is not compatible with any type of material, being the floor of wood the least compatible.
Microcement is an excellent option to apply to a radiant floor. Because it is a continuous material that has good thermal conductivity and is resistant to heat, which prevents cracks on its surface.
It is also an easy to maintain and very resistant material. There are options such as Summery® the heated microcement created by TOPCRET to bring comfort and warmth to your home or business.
It is 100% safe as it is low voltage (24v) and fully waterproof so it can be applied in bathrooms and wet areas with zero CO2 emissions. In addition, Summery only heats if necessary thanks to its rapid heat-up technology, it does not require maintenance and uses up to 50% less energy than a conventional system.
Summery is applied through the installation of an electrical mesh under the microcement, while more conventional applications are based on a circuit of tubes through which hot water circulates.
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HOW TO APPLY MICROCEMENT ON UNDERFLOOR HEATING
It is worth noting that the application of microcement in underfloor heating must be applied by a professional in order to avoid any type of problem that could arise.
The first thing to do is to heat the floor by heating continuously for a month. It is important that we turn off the heating 48 hours before the application, taking meticulous care that the temperature of the floor does not exceed 18ºC in order to avoid possible cracks.
Then a layer of cement mortar should be applied, which should take approximately 4 weeks to set depending on the humidity present in the environment, the humidity of the cement cannot be greater than 5%. The cement mortar serves as a binder for a better adhesion of the microcement.
It is important to wait 48 hours for the microcement to be applied correctly before turning on the heating. In order to avoid fissures or cracks on its surface due to temperature change
The ignition of the heating must be controlled. taking special care to raise the temperature only 5ºC daily
The temperature changes in the heating must be staggered from the beginning to the end of its use. Thus avoiding sudden changes in temperature.
We must be careful that the humidity is not too low and we must avoid the accumulation of heat as a result of the use of carpets or furniture that do not have much separation from the ground.
Advantages of applying microcement on radiant floor heating
Microcement has an efficient absorption, retention and distribution of heat which translates into low energy consumption. This implies a considerable saving of money in the long term.
The application of microcement is cheaper compared to other materials
Its resistance and efficient heat distribution make it an excellent option.
A very important aspect is that, as we said before, not all materials are compatible with underfloor heating. Microcement has a wide advantage because it does not crack due to the heat of radiant floor heating.
Another aspect to highlight is that microcement is a continuous material. Which will cover the entire floor without leaving visual cuts and leaving a nice continuous finish.
We must also highlight the wide spectrum of colors and textures offered by microcement compared to other materials.