Underfloor heating costs - The price per m2

The cost of underfloor heating can vary far depending on several factors such as; type of subfloor, number of square meters required, main or auxiliary heating, electric or waterborne etc. 

We clearly explain the cost of underfloor heating and discuss the different types of underfloor heating, what other factors affect it, give you helpful tips and answer pressing questions. 

To get a clear picture of the different underfloor heating costs, it's helpful to know what types of underfloor heating there actually are. You can also calculate your costs easily, for free and without obligation. That way you know what to expect and can make an informed choice!

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Electric underfloor heating vs water-based underfloor heating

What types of underfloor heating are there?

Two types of underfloor heating can be distinguished, electric underfloor heating and water-based underfloor heating. 

Electric floor heating

Electric floor heating consists of mats or cables laid under the floor covering and connected to the electrical grid. The heating system heats the floor, which in turn heats the air in the room.

This type of underfloor heating is suitable for small spaces, such as bathrooms, and can be a cheaper alternative to water-based underfloor heating.

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Water-based floor heating

Waterborne floor heating, works by means of pipes placed under the floor and connected to a central boiler. The heating system circulates hot water through the pipes, heating the floor and room.

Hot water underfloor heating is more durable and is often used as a basic whole-house heating system. However, it can be more expensive to purchase and install than electric underfloor heating.

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But if electric floor heating is cheaper to purchase than waterborne, why choose waterborne floor heating anyway? 

  • Cheaper to use: In general, the running costs of water-based underfloor heating are cheaper than electric underfloor heating.

 

  • Energy efficiency: Water has a higher heat capacity than electricity, which means that water uses less energy to heat a room than electricity. Therefore, water-based floor heating is generally more energy efficient than electric floor heating. 

 

  • Suitable for larger spaces: Waterborne underfloor heating is more suitable for larger spaces because it is easier and more efficient to spread heat over larger areas. From an area of about 25 m², waterborne underfloor heating is cheaper.

 

  • Sustainability: Water-based underfloor heating is more durable and lasts longer than electric underfloor heating. It is also better for the environment because of its lower energy requirements. At R Floorzz, we also make our underfloor heating panels from sustainable materials!

 

  • Flexibility: A waterborne system can be connected to different types of heat sources, such as a conventional central heating boiler, a solar water heater or a heat pump. This gives more flexibility when choosing a sustainable heating solution.

 

  • Floor cooling: You can also cool with water-based floor heating if you use a heat pump!
What does underfloor heating cost?

What does underfloor heating cost?

The cost of underfloor heating depends on several factors such as the number of m², what kind of underfloor heating you want and your personal (home) situation. To get a good picture, we first go into the types of floor heating and their price. After this we put the information clearly in a table. 

What does underfloor heating wet system cost?

The cost of underfloor heating wet system is on average about € 15 - € 35 per m², this includes VAT. A wet system along with the milling is one of the cheaper options. However, there is a disadvantage with underfloor heating wet system, such as the large construction height and long drying time. Also, the cost is very dependent on how the underfloor heating is installed.

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What does in-floor heating cost?

The cost of underfloor heating milling is on average € 30 - € 60 per m², this price also includes VAT. This price includes the cost of sealing the slots in the floor. When milling, it is important that the subfloor is suitable for this, the most common is a sand/cement screed.

What does drywall underfloor heating cost?

The price of dry floor heating is approximately € 100 - € 150 per m², including VAT. Dry underfloor heating is laid via underfloor heating plates. It is possible to mill in these underfloor heating plates, but at R Floorzz they are also available pre-milled. In the video below we tell you more about the R Floorzz dry construction system.

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What does electric floor heating cost?

Electric floor heating costs on average about €75 - €115 per m², including VAT. 

Smaller rooms are often heated with this, as larger rooms quickly become pricey. This is why it is mainly used as auxiliary heating and not as main heating. 

Average cost of underfloor heating per m²

In the table below we have tried to show the costs as accurately as possible, but this remains indicative. The actual cost of underfloor heating depends on many different factors. 

Type of underfloor heatingFloor heating costs per m²Floor heating costs 50 m²Floor heating costs 100 m²
Floor heating wet system€ 14 - € 35€ 700 - 1750€ 1400 - € 3500
Underfloor heating milling€ 34 - € 38€ 1900€ 3400
Drywall underfloor heating€ 105 - € 112€ 5600€ 10500
Electric floor heating€ 75 - € 95€ 4750€ 7500

Underfloor heating is an attractive option if you want to live comfortably and save energy costs. In doing so, it is logical that you want to be able to make an estimate about your specific situation in advance. 

R Floorzz has developed a revolutionary new dry floor heating system and produces it in its own factory.

Click here to read more about R Floorzz floor heating boards.

In addition, R Floorzz also offers the option of milling the underfloor heating for you.

To get a good idea, you can get a no-obligation cost calculation for underfloor heating specific to your situation from a specialist at R Floorzz. 

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What factors influence the price of underfloor heating?

The price of underfloor heating is influenced by what type of underfloor heating is chosen and how it is installed. The following factors also play a role:

  • Main or auxiliary heating
  • The number of square meters (m²)  
  • What top layer finish is used
  • Is noise reduction needed? 

Cost of underfloor heating as main heating

When the underfloor heating is laid as main heating, it is wise to choose pipe diameter 16 mm. In addition, we recommend that the center-to-center distance of the underfloor heating pipe in the floor should be no wider than 120 mm. It is advisable to be able to control each room separately. This means that you need several groups and make sure that these groups do not overlap in other rooms.

Cost of underfloor heating as additional heating

Would you like to have warm feet, but also continue to use radiators? This is possible with the floor elements of R Floorzz. Here the center-to-center distance is less important, but it must be pleasant. Therefore, we advise you to carefully assess your wishes for heating the rooms and also take into account possible future plans.

The number of square meters (m²)

Of course, the final price of underfloor heating depends on the number of square meters to be laid. In general, the rule of thumb is: the larger the area to be laid, the lower the price per square meter.

What top layer finish is used?

Increasingly, leveling is possible on the floor elements. This makes it possible to install just about any kind of decorative flooring on the R Floorzz floor elements. It is important to know in advance what your wishes are, so that we can provide you with the right advice for the finish.

Are you having it done by an upholsterer? Then have them take care of smoothing and leveling the R Floorzz floor elements.

Is noise reduction needed?

In some cases, noise reduction is necessary, or sometimes desirable. It may also be that this is required by, for example, an owner's association. In these cases, this can easily be solved by adding sound-damping insulation, for example.

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Underfloor heating as main heating

When the underfloor heating is laid as main heating, it is wise to choose pipe diameter 16 mm. In addition, we recommend that the center-to-center distance of the underfloor heating pipe in the floor should be no wider than 120 mm. It is advisable to be able to control each room separately. This means that you need several groups and make sure that these groups do not overlap in other rooms.

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Underfloor heating as additional heating

Would you like to have warm feet, but also continue to use radiators? This is possible with the floor elements of R Floorzz. Here the center-to-center distance is less important, but it must be pleasant. Therefore, we advise you to carefully assess your wishes for heating the rooms and also take into account possible future plans.

The number of square meters (m²)

Of course, the final price of underfloor heating depends on the number of square meters to be laid. In general, the rule of thumb is: the larger the area to be laid, the lower the price per square meter.

What top layer finish is used?

Increasingly, leveling is possible on the floor elements. This makes it possible to install just about any kind of decorative flooring on the R Floorzz floor elements. It is important to know in advance what your wishes are, so that we can provide you with the right advice for the finish.

Are you having it done by an upholsterer? Then have them take care of smoothing and leveling the R Floorzz floor elements.

Is noise reduction needed?

In some cases, noise reduction is necessary, or sometimes desirable. It may also be that this is required by, for example, an owner's association. In these cases, this can easily be solved by adding sound-damping insulation, for example.

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What are the costs of installing underfloor heating yourself vs. having underfloor heating installed?

R Floorzz can offer very good prices because it can be delivered and laid directly from its own factory. This is interesting both for the people who want to lay the floor heating themselves and those who want to have it laid.

Cost of laying underfloor heating yourself

The cost to install underfloor heating yourself starts at R Floorzz €60.44 per m² including VAT.

Here we are talking about a total package that includes R Floorzz Mono floor elements, floor heating pipe, standard distributor and connection fittings. Of course, we also have plenty of other packages and solutions. Are you curious about these?

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Cost of laying underfloor heating

The cost if you want to have underfloor heating installed starts at R Floorzz from €34 per square meter. This is the price for milling into a sand/cement screed. Would you like to have dry floor heating installed by the professionals at R Floorzz? Of course you can. This price starts at R Floorzz from € 105, - per m². You will be completely taken care of and R Floorzz installs your underfloor heating on a wooden subfloor.

Can you save costs with underfloor heating?

Yes, you can save costs with underfloor heating. The easiest way with cost savings is to install your underfloor heating yourself, because then you don't pay for the hours. But, be careful here to avoid any mistakes, then it can still be more expensive in the long run.

You can also save costs by combining with an underfloor heating system and a heat pump. That way you can even cool your floor and thus save the cost of any air conditioning.

One of the other many examples of how you save is through your monthly costs. When you need to use less energy to heat your home.

Is underfloor heating economical?

Yes, underfloor heating is economical. Especially when combined with good insulation, heat pump and solar panels. 

In addition, you heat your home energy efficiently because you heat more at a constant rate. 

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