Underfloor Bathroom Heating – Pros and Cons

Underfloor bathroom heating is not what I would say the most popular bathroom heating we do. Out of the 2000 plus bathrooms I have completed I would say we would have completed underfloor bathroom heating on about 10 maybe 15 of them. Most of it is due to living in a hot climate and the second is there seems to be easier options when it comes to bathroom heating. This though is about breaking down the pros and cons of underfloor bathroom heating.

Having the main heat source at the lowest point in the room is very efficient as heat rises, giving you the pleasure of stepping onto a lovely warm floor after a bath or shower.

Creating a heated bathroom floor requires a radiant source of heat to be installed underneath the tiles. This can either be via an electronic heating element or hydronic heating.

Hydronic (pipes located underneath the flooring that have warm water pumping through them and radiate heat out) and electric (electrical wires instead of water).

Pros of Underfloor Bathroom Heating

Pros of Bathroom Underfloor Heating

Below are the Pros section of underfloor bathroom heating.

  • Super efficient in heating the entire bathroom floor (not in the shower)
  • Covers a much bigger area then a heat/light/fan set up
  • Can set a timer so its perfect for when you are just getting out of bed.
  • Clean in terms of how it looks compared to 3 In 1 and tower ladders

Cons of Bathroom Underfloor Heating

  • Longer installation Process Installing underfloor heating in an renovation is a time-consuming process. The heating system has to be installed during the prep stage increasing time to your bathroom renovation
  • Floor Height will be raised depending on which type of underfloor heating you get
  • Repairing it can be a nightmare, if one section of the pad goes its a lot of work to repair it and most like it requires taking up your floor.
  • Can be costly to install and buy depending on which bathroom floor heating you undertake.
Perth Underfloor Bathroom Heating

Final thoughts on underfloor bathroom heating

Underfloor bathroom heating is awesome to have in your bathroom. Its nice to have a warm feeling on your feet on a cold date of getting up to work. With all that said for the effort and cost it takes to install it in Australia I would first go down the route of other options like ceiling heating like below. Just click the image for more information on all aspects of bathroom heating.

It’s important to note that all our advice is general in nature and all bathrooms are unique so always speak to your local qualified tradesman for the best advice. If you are looking for a bathroom renovation quote and live in Perth, Western Australia just email us at smallbathroomrenovations@gmail.com – Small Bathroom Renovations Perth

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