Is Under-tile Heating Worth It?

As you look down on the floor, you think, “They look old and beaten. I think I should get them remodelled.” Then, you proceed to call your regular floor tiles guy. Just as you were about the make the call, you remember that you could do with floor heating. But you’re not sure if it’s worth it.

We know that feeling. We’ve been there and today; we’ll show you whether under-tile heating is worth it or not.

Actually, shutters and blinds experts from Illawara Window Furnishings say,“Even though we deal with shutters and blinds, when clients ask our opinion on what other improvements they can make to their homes, we always recommend floor heating. The type of floor heating they want to do is up to them though, depending on their preferences and needs.”

With that said, let’s find out if under-tile heating is worth it or not.

Comfort and Convenience in Cold Winter Days

Compared to baseboard heaters, forced air furnaces, heated bathroom fans, and radiators, underfloor heating offers a far superior level of comfort.

None of the other heating systems do a good job of heating up your floors. When you want to heat up your floor to a more comfortable temperature, you will need to keep the temperature of the entire room much higher. This will not only lead to a spike in energy consumption but it will also not be as effective as underfloor heating.

The cold floor issue is most prominent in bathrooms. Tiles are good thermal conductors, which means they quickly absorb and transfer heat. And given that most bathroom floors are tiled, when you step on them they will absorb the heat from your feet leaving the surface beneath you feeling colder.

You can either heat the floor or use a floor covering with a low rate of heat conduction. But the problem is that all materials used in bathroom environment have a high rate of heat conduction. Thus, the only option you have is to heat your floors and under-tile heating is a good option for you to install.

Protection against mold

Poor ventilation and high moisture is breeding ground for mold to thrive. And the bathroom is the perfect environment that potentially satisfies both conditions. But with under-tile heating, you can maintain the bathroom temperature and thus protect against spread of mold. Clothes design experts from My Design App say, “Designing clothes and home is the same. They’re like our babies. And floor heating is that secret pocket where we get to hide extra snack.”

Only in this case, floor heating saves against mold.

Under-tile heating minimizes mold growth by helping in drying the floor faster. But you must ensure that the bathroom is properly ventilated to prevent mold in any areas where under-tile heating doesn’t cover.

Bathrooms Dry Faster

After a shower, the bathroom is always wet. And if you have young children at home, there’s always a risk that they’ll slip and injure themselves on wet bathroom floors.

Under-tile heating helps in drying the bathroom faster. And this reduces risk of injury from slipping and falling. Peace of mind that the bathroom floor dries out quickly is worth much more than the cost of installing under-tile heating.


Electric radiators in particular tend to get very hot. If a towel or some other object is dropped on the radiator, the risk of serious fire hazard goes up considerably. On the other hand, underfloor heating doesn’t overheat and there is minimal risk of it burning something or lighting it on fire, making it one of the safest options. Construction supply experts Castle Construction say, “Since bricks and tiles are non-flammable, they pose no risk of fire hazards.”

This means, installing under-tile heating in your house comes with a plethora of benefits that make your life more convenient, comfortable, safe and gives you peace of mind.


Given the comfort, safety, convenience and low-risk factors of under-tile heating, we can conclude that under-tile heating is worth it.

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