It’s a question we get asked a lot at this chilly time of year, and the answer is a very definite yes!

It’s a question we get asked a lot at this chilly time of year, and the answer is a very definite yes!

Leoline cushion vinyl is naturally warmer and softer underfoot than tiles or wood thanks to its insulated backing. If, however, you want that extra level of comfort that only underfloor heating can bring – especially in a kitchen or bathroom – you’re in luck. Leoline vinyl flooring is extremely responsive to heat, heating up and cooling down quickly compared to other materials such as wood, and has a low TOG rating that enables optimum operating conditions for underfloor heating systems.

All our cushion vinyl flooring is completely safe for use with underfloor heating, both water-based and electric, provided the floor temperature doesn’t exceed 27°C; this is easily controlled with a thermostat (many models come ready-programmed with a vinyl setting). The only other thing to bear in mind is that when you’re fitting the floor, the room temperature shouldn’t exceed 18°C during the acclimatization and installation periods, or for 72 hours afterwards. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions when it comes to operating your underfloor heating system for the first time, and give your floor time to adjust to increased heat over a few days.

After that, you’ll be able to enjoy the best of all worlds – a floor that’s toasty and warm, fabulous to look at and also super-easy to clean and maintain. Want to find out more? You’ll find a wealth of information about Leoline flooring in our Knowledge Bank here, or you can use the Get in Touch button on our website to send us an email.