The AmbiSolo system is a low profile castellated underfloor heating system, designed for refurbishment projects where floor buildup is at a premium. The system incorporates a 12mm Ambiente underfloor heating pipe within a plastic castellated panel, which is then covered with 20mm of reinforced levelling compound.
The way that this system is designed means that it must be laid directly onto a structural and level sub-floor, not onto any loose flooring or insulation layer. This can be a concrete sub floor or chipboard floor, but it must be a structural layer as the 20mm compound is not structural in its own right.
There are many unique benefits of the AmbiSolo system, even above other retro-fit UFH systems. Firstly, the response time is very quick, heating up in 15-30 minutes (depending on the floor covering), very similar to the response time of a radiator. Secondly, the output of the system is exceptional – while we recognise there may be a small downward loss of up to 10% (due to no insulation layer beneath it), the quick response time and overall output of the system more than compensates for this.
Ambiente recommend the use of a fibre-reinforced levelling compound which we can supply in 25kg bags, or for larger areas it may be more economical for a specialist contractor to pump the compound over the whole area Most floor finishes can be laid directly on top of the AmbiSolo system – as always with tiled floors, we would recommend the use of a de-coupling membrane to soak up any lateral movement and reduce the risk of hairline cracks appearing in the grout.
Please note that the weight of the AmbiSolo system (in order to check the total weight loadings on upper floors), is in the region of 40kg per m2. This allows for 20mm of levelling compound.