In the run-up to having an underfloor heating system installed, you will need to jump a few preparatory hoops. We wish we could say the process doesn’t require any preparation, but that would just be misleading. Like with every other appliance in your home, your heating is part of a larger network of tools that make the space livable. To ensure that your newly installed heating system will work the way it’s intended to and stand the test of time, there are a few steps you can follow to get your existing floor ready. Don’t worry, none of these activities are too complex.
The first step is the most obvious thing to do when installing anything floor-related. Move your furniture into the garage or spare room temporarily, so that it doesn’t get damaged or cause an obstruction to your contractors.
Once you’ve moved your stuff out, you can sweep up any dust and rubble that’s leftover. A clean workspace reduces the chances of accidents happening and improves the efficiency of the installation process.
Depending on whether you’ll be around or not, access is something you should address ahead of time. Perhaps you could leave your keys with a neighbour, or somewhere else that’s safe. Just make sure the contractor can get in and out of the house.
There are different types of cables, pipes, and flooring materials that can be used in such a project. Do your research and get recommendations from your contractor so that you make the best decision in this regard.
As long as you’ve done your due diligence in finding the right professionals to do the job, you have nothing to worry about. Leave the technical aspects of the project to the experts, but make sure you create an environment that’s conducive to achieving the perfect results. Preparing in this way minimises the disruption to your daily life, so you can go on with other things while we work.