Wet underfloor heating can be incorporated within a raised access floor construction. Typically found in commercial and education environments, the UFH system is installed within the floor void, with no impact on the floor height.
WHAT IS RAISED ACCESS FLOORING?
A raised access floor provides an elevated structural floor that has a hidden void for the passage of mechanical and electrical services. This floor construction is particularly popular in modern office buildings and in specialised areas such as command centres, IT data centres and computer rooms. This is because of the requirement to conceal cables, wiring and electrical supply which can all be housed under the tiles for a more aesthetically pleasing result.
WHICH UNDERFLOOR HEATING SYSTEM IS BEST?
Here at Ambiente we have created a specialist wet underfloor heating system to suit a raised access floor construction:
Our AmbiAF system is unique in that it has been specifically designed to work with a raised access floor construction. The system lends itself towards most of the common raised access flooring manufacturers and provides an impressive heating solution while still allowing full access to services within the floor void. It offers a heat output up 60w/m2 and has no impact on floor build-up.
How to install the AmbiAF wet underfloor heating system
A U-shaped bracket is mounted on to the pedestals on to which insulation profiles are installed. The 35mm x 100mm insulation panels are made of high density insulation and foiled to optimise the energy transfer. This contains a grooved channel into which the underfloor heating pipework is installed.
HOW EFFICIENT IS UNDERFLOOR HEATING IN RAISED ACCESS FLOORS?
With raised access flooring being most commonly used in office buildings and data centres, the chosen heating solution is very important. As the equipment used in such settings creates a significant amount of heat and is at risk of overheating, the temperature of the room must be carefully controlled. Unlike radiators, wet underfloor heating systems can be zoned and therefore it is much easier to maintain the optimum temperatures needed for each room. UFH will also save on valuable wall space, being completely concealed within the floor construction, allowing complete freedom of interior layout and design.
If you would like more advice on which underfloor heating system to choose, get in touch with Ambiente today.
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This article was written by Robert Tuffin.
Robert is the General Manager at Ambiente and has been working in the underfloor heating industry since 2012.