Every person spends a lot of time in the kitchen. Cooking, cleaning, meals ... Therefore, I want this room to be cozy and comfortable. Much depends on the right interior. However, do not forget about other points - for example, about convenience.
Make a comfortable stay in the kitchen will help warm floor. A hidden heating system will allow you to stay indoors without shoes and not to freeze. Do you need a floor in the kitchen? Let's try to understand this article.
Do you make a floor in the kitchen?
First of all, it is worth noting that the installation of an additional heating system in the kitchen is not always justified. We have compiled a table that will help you figure out whether to make a warm floor in the kitchen or in your case it is a waste of money and just an excess.
|Pros "for"||Cons "against"|
|Members of your family like to walk barefoot. In this case, the warm floor is not only a matter of comfort, but also of safety for their health - cooling the feet reduces immunity and can cause serious illnesses.||You have a good, powerful heating system and the floor is warmed up well and without additional heat sources.|
|You live on the first floor or in a private house. In this case, the floor is not heated from the heating in the apartment below and even at a sufficiently warm temperature in the room remains cold.||You trimmed the floor with a cork, wood or linoleum.|
|The heating in your house desires the best - even with the batteries on, the kitchen is cool.||The windows of the kitchen face south - the sunlight further warms the floor.|
|You plan to combine the kitchen with a balcony or a loggia. In this case, the warm floor is almost a must, since you will need to level the cooling effect of the extension.|
|You want to put a tile or laminate on the floor, but you have a small child.|
|You love warmth and do not suffer even the slightest cold.|
Thus, when deciding on installing a warm floor, consider the layout of the apartment, its configuration and its own temperature preferences.
Pros and cons of the warm floor
Even if you decided to install a warm floor for objective reasons, before you start designing, weigh all its advantages and disadvantages. This will help you to make a measured decision and not be disappointed, faced with certain nuances.
|The ability to adjust the temperature in a comfortable room. Unlike heaters, the warm floor evenly warms up the room, gradually raising the temperature.||Installation of a warm floor requires the dismantling of the floor covering and its subsequent installation. Therefore, in any case, you will face complex and costly repairs.|
|After washing the floor, it dries much faster due to heating.||Many store groceries, preserves and other supplies of food in the lockers of the kitchen set. Please note that now the temperature in the compartments adjacent to the floor will be higher, which means that the products can begin to deteriorate.|
|The feeling of comfort is still more pleasant to stand on a warm floor than on a cold tile.||The price of a warm floor along with equipment and works starts from one and a half thousand rubles (if we talk about quality options). To this should be added the cost of repair work on the dismantling of the floor and the installation of a new coating.|
|Easy to use. Modern warm floors are equipped with a switch and a temperature regulator - there is no need for complex settings.||Increased electricity bills. A warm floor installed on an area of three or four square meters can add to the receipt 1-2 thousand rubles.|
|The average life of the warm floor is about 30-40 years with proper installation and maintenance.|
As you can see, the main disadvantages of a warm floor are related to financial costs. If they do not scare you, we strongly recommend such a heating system for installation!
Kinds of warm floors
Depending on the heating system, four types of warm floors are distinguished. Let us consider each of them in detail: for which coatings is suitable, what are its advantages and disadvantages.
Water heated floor It works by circulating water inside the structure. You can draw water from the riser or from the central heating system if you live in an apartment. However, in the latter case, you need permission. The water is circulated by means of a special pump.
The price of the water-heated floor is not too high, but it has significant drawbacks. First of all, the already mentioned difficulties with obtaining a permit.
Most likely, you will be banned from installing a water-heated floor in the apartment, as your neighbors after the circulation will come in chilled form.
In addition, the installation and installation process itself is quite complex and requires utmost care.Water heated floor.
A popular option - cable (electric) heated floor. It works by means of a system made of special alloys wires. Thanks to a special composition, electricity is quickly and efficiently processed into thermal energy. Control the heating level can be a special thermoregulator.
Such warm floors are much more durable than water. In addition, the cable system is not too expensive to operate - the design features allow you to work effectively with small energy costs.
But the installation will be quite expensive. But such a system does not require special permission and it can be installed in any premises.
In addition, the cable floor heating is the only kind that can be laid under any floor covering, including tiles.
However, do not put heavy furniture on it! This can lead to overheating of the system and its failure. If even one cable is damaged, you will have to change the whole construction of the warm floor.Cable (electric) floor heating.
Film warm floor consists of a carbon heating film. Heating works by infrared radiation, achieved with the help of carbon paste. It is applied to the material in parallel or undulating strips.Film warm floor.
Modern versions allow coating with a continuous layer, which provides more efficient heating. However, such a system will cost much more than the usual striped warm floor.
Like cable floor heating, film can not be put under heavy furniture and household appliances. In addition, it is unacceptable to lay it under the tile - in this case, its effectiveness is reduced to almost zero.
In recent years, another heating system has appeared - core heat floor. It features high heating performance, durability and reliability.
Its second name is an intellectual warm floor. The design works by means of carbon rods connected in a single circuit.Core warm floor.
The main advantage of such a system is self-regulation. This means that it can be laid on the floor in a continuous layer, without worrying about the arrangement of heavy furniture. Due to the load, overheating is excluded.
In addition, this system can be installed under any type of floor and in rooms with a high level of humidity and temperature changes - for example, in kitchens combined with terraces.
The system is quite economical in use and consumes little electricity. She has only one drawback - the price of such a warm floor is very high.
Кроме того, there is риск приобрести подделку, поэтому рекомендуем покупать core heat floor только в проверенных магазинах, дорожащих своей репутацией.
Comparative characteristics of gender types
|Flooring.||Any covering, including a tile.||Laminate, carpet, parquet, wood.||All types of floor, except tiles.||Any coverage. It is acceptable to use different types of screeds or tile adhesives.|
|Complexity of installation.||Plain.||Plain.||Complicated.||Plain.|
|Way of packing.||The film in the screed does not fit, installation directly under the floor covering.||The screed does not need.||It is desirable to install under the screed thickness of at least three millimeters.||Rod пол - в стяжку или плиточный клей.|
|Maximum power.||220 W / m2||160 Вт / м2||110 W / m2||260 W / m2|
|Use as the main source of heating.||Yes||Additional heating source||Yes||Yes|
|Commissioning.||The film can be connected immediately after installation||After a few hours, after drying the glue||Immediately after installation and connection to a riser or heating system.||Immediately after installation and drying of screeds.|
without floor covering.
|0.340 mm||The thickness of the mesh of the heating mat is 1 mm, the cable is 3 mm||Can vary from 0.5 to 4 centimeters.||The average thickness is 2-3 millimeters.|
|Possibility of laying on any surface (walls, ceiling).||Can be laid on any surface.||Floor, walls.||Only sex.||Any surface.|
|The ability to shape to get around the furniture.||The film can be cut.||Yes.||No.||Yes, but there is no need for it.|
|Temperature adjustment range.||To + 70 ° C||To + 70 ° C||To + 70 ° C||To + 80 ° C|
|Working environment temperature.||from -30 ° C to +70 ° C||from -30 ° C to +70 ° C||from -30 ° C to +70 ° C||From -40 ° C to + 70 ° C|
|Uniformity of warm-up.||Evenly warms up the whole area of the kitchen.||Comfortable air circulation.||Comfortable air circulation.||Evenly warms up the whole area of the kitchen.|
|Life time.||>30 лет||>20 years||>10 years||>25 years|
|Guarantee||15 years||20 years||10 years||25 years|
|Possibility of reinstallation in another room.||there is||no||no||there is|
We recommend to make a decision based on the data presented in this table. In this way, you can weigh all the characteristics and determine which type of floor heating suits you best.
Warm floor in the kitchen with your own hands (video).
Video on how to make a water-heated floor with your own hands. Enjoy watching.