Heating with parquet or laminate flooring
In particular, on account of parquet floors sensitivity towards heat, installed power in such floors will be somewhat lower than in concrete floor. Lower power in hardwood floors, however, has no negative impact on comfort feeling. Many have experienced that ceramic tiles feel cold, even though the ambient temperature is at a comfortable level. This is because the tiles have high thermal conductivity and transports heat efficiently away from the feet. Wooden materials have a thermal conductivity lower than that of ceramic tiles, and the floor surface will feel warm, even with less installed power. Since there is almost no thermal storage in such floors (which is the case in concrete floor), the temperature regulation is also fast and efficient.
MILLICABLE™ is a low profile, twin conductor heating cable, which together with MILLICLICK™ boards comprises a unique heating system.
MILLICLICK™ are light, wood-fiber based boards, with precut grooves adapted to MILLICABLE™ heating cable. The boards are covered with aluminum foil, which ensures even heat distribution. The grooves have a separation of 10 cm, which in combination with MILLICABLE™ gives an area power of 60 W / m². This is in line with most parquet and laminate manufacturers guidelines.
The system has multiple advantages, as both noise reduction, insulation and heating is achieved in the one and same product, with a building height of only 8 mm, and without the use of screed. MILLICLICK™ shall only be used together with MILLICABLE™ heating cable. Rapid and accurate temperature regulation is performed through use of an electronic, programmable thermostat. Regardless of choice of thermostat type, it shall have a temperature limitation function which ensures that the temperature does not exceed that which is approved by the parquet provider, normally 27°C.
When using MILLICABLE™ / MILLICLICK™ from Nexans, power limitations applicable to products installed in direct contact with combustible materials is adhered to.