QUICK TECHNIQUE FOR LAYING VINYL AND CARPET OVER UNDERFLOOR HEATING
Laying carpet and vinyl flooring over underfloor heating systems has been a slow, expensive and laborious job. This is because a wet mix self-levelling compound has been the traditional way of achieving the required smoothness of the subfloor, prior to laying the flooring material.
FASTER AND LOWER-COST
Now there is a faster and lower-cost alternative. Varme Floor Heating Systems are marketing the Heat-Pak dual overlay system that eliminates the need for any mixing and trowelling of self-levelling compounds. As any floorlayer knows, once laid, these compounds need to be left to fully cure before the flooring can be laid. With Heat-Pak however, the flooring can be laid the same day, reducing costs for the floorlayer or carpet-fitter.
SMOOTH SEAMLESS FINISH
Heat-Pak is a free-floating, stable and perfectly level sub floor for carpet, linoleum, cork and vinyl flooring. It has very low heat-resistance, allowing heat to pass freely into the room. It is dry, dust-free, easy and quick to lay. It provides a perfectly smooth and seamless subfloor, and there are no unsightly irregularities or joints under the floorcovering to show through, which would otherwise spoil its appearance. A professional finish is achieved every time.
DRY BOARDS REPLACE WET MIX
The Heat-Pak system consists of two self-adhesive components, one base board and one top board which bond to each other. The boards are thin enough to be cut around skirtings, pipes and toilet pans using a Stanley knife. The base boards are laid first and then the precision-machined top boards positioned in a staggered format above them. The boards are positioned accurately and when the correct position has been achieved, they are struck firmly with a mallet which applies sufficient pressure to permanently lock the contact adhesive.
FLOORCOVERING/CARPET LAID AS NORMAL
The flooring material can then be loose laid or bonded into place in the traditional way. Carpets can even be grippered if preferred.
INSTALLATION ADVICE FREELY AVAILABLE
Detailed laying instructions for the insulation material, carbon heating film, moisture barrier and Heat-Pak system are easy to follow and are available from the suppler Varme Floor Heating Systems on 01159 834259.
Floor Heating Systems Limited is a medium sized independent distributor of electric underfloor heating systems and ancillary equipment. All products are delivered next-day to the trade and retail customers from their large warehouse in Hucknall near Nottingham. Originally targeting the retail customer eight years ago when the company started trading, it has rapidly grown to become a major trade supplier. It now has two divisions, Varme, which supplies a high performance range of systems to trade customers and HandyHeat which supplies a more DIY focussed range of products and systems to retail customers.