Rugs and Underfloor Heating

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We are open for business as usual (although there here is nothing usual about this situation) with our transport company (Brooks Transport) who are designated by the government as critical to the covid response. We are still delivering direct to door or site, (however collections or visits to the warehouse are not possible.) Our IT systems allow us to work from home so our staff are protected. Please Call or Email Us for samples or orders. Our factories are back to full capacity and the supply chain is operating effectively which can be seen here. As a trade supplier we have a minimum requirement of 50m2 for any samples and supplies. Please call 01666 504015 if you require less. For Government advice please click here. Even with these steps we have made, we must pull together, support one another, and get through this as a group, a family, and feel proud to say to our wider community we are critical to the Covid-19 response, and we will support it for as long as we are able. Stay safe, stay well, look after yourself, and each other.

The Building Centre will be open fully with the café back and exhibitions in place from Monday 12th April 2021. In the meantime, you can book visits in advance by contacting The Building Centre directly on 020 7692 4000. Please note that we do not have any representatives based at this showroom, but you can call us during your visit to talk through the options on display on 01666 504 015.

The Tetbury showroom is strictly by appointment only, maximum of two people with social distancing and face coverings required. Please call 01666 504 015 to book an appointment.


Rugs and Underfloor Heating

Posted in Home By Solidwood Company

You should never put rugs or carpets on top of a wood floor where there is underfloor heating. This is a disaster waiting to happen because the heat is trapped beneath the rug, which will then create a “Hot Spot” under the rug.

The consequences of this means that the temperature of the wood will increase and if any moisture or humidity is present the floorboard will swell and expand and even ‘cup’ and twist. In an engineered board, you will get the layers delaminating as a result of the increased heat.

If you must have rugs make sure they are ones that will allow air circulation and not act as an insulator which is the case with most rugs and carpets. Rugs and Carpets are normally made from wool or hydrocarbon compounds (oil) and as such are insulators. They should never be used with underfloor heating.

For more information on keeping spare rooms and basements warm click here.

Please call our technical team for more information on this on 01666 504015