Turn up the HEAT with underfloor heating

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Situated in the southernmost part of Europe, it is not surprising that Spain is famous for its wonderfully warm climate and its long summers, which often last until well into November. Andalucía, in particular, has a tradition of building homes to withstand the summer heat, usually featuring marble or tiled flooring, which helps to keep houses beautifully cool during the hottest months but can feel a little chilly in winter.

heat1Situated in the southernmost part of Europe, it is not surprising that Spain is famous for its wonderfully warm climate and its long summers, which often last until well into November. Andalucía, in particular, has a tradition of building homes to withstand the summer heat, usually featuring marble or tiled flooring, which helps to keep houses beautifully cool during the hottest months but can feel a little chilly in winter.

While marble and tiled surfaces can help to cool residents they are also excellent conductors of heat, which has resulted in a growing number of homeowners electing to install underfloor heating, thereby ensuring that the internal temperature remains constant, whatever might be happening outside.

Underfloor heating has a long and venerable history, dating back to roughly 5,000 B.C according to archaeologists who have found evidence that ancient homes in both Korea and Manchu featured “baked” floors, which prefigured kang and dikang types of heated floors. With the basic technology in place, it is no surprise to learn that this welcome home comfort was later adopted and developed further by both the Greeks and the Romans.

In the early part of the 21st century, underfloor heating is viewed by many as a necessity! The team at Estomar91 is frequently asked to install this feature both in new buildings and in existing homes. The available technology means that this is no longer a particularly complex or expensive process, so if you have been thinking of making the leap, now is the time to act.