Description of the material

The underfloor heating panel Tycroc UHP has been developed to simplify and accelerate the installation of underfloor heating pipes and cables without using concrete. Tycroc UHP is also suitable to be installed on concrete construction, but as the weight of the square meter of the panel is small, the solution is especially valuable in wooden structures / wooden buildings. The extruded polystyrene foam (XPS foam) panel with channels specially cut for heating pipes prevents downward heat loss, whilst the aluminium foil covering the panel is an good heat divider under the flooring. 

PRODUCT
DIMENSIONS
UHP05
1200x600x20 mm (for ∅ ≤ 7 mm cable )
UHP16
1200x600x25 mm (for ∅ 16 mm pipe)
UHP20
1200x600x30 mm (for ∅ 20 mm pipe)
UHP05web
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Tycroc UHP05
Tycroc UHP16
Tycroc UHP20

Characteristics and advantages

Tycroc UHP is suitable for installation onto any common bearing surfaces omitting the time-consuming and costly casting works. The installation is simple, fast and clean and requires no additional drying time (like concrete casting). Quickly responsive to temperature control. The solution allows installing the flooring directly onto Tycroc UHP panels. Thanks to the shorter distance between the heating pipe/cable and the flooring, and the lower thermal mass, the heat release is faster and more efficient. Recommended water temperature inside the pipes is 35-40 °C and using heating cables the max temp. must be set to 28 °C (requirement of parquet manufacturers). Compared to the traditional material-consuming solutions, our solution is also considerably lighter (weight of the panels starts from 0,89  kg/m²) and with a lower mounting height (thickness of the panel is 20 mm, 25 mm or 30 mm). The XPS panel has good thermal insulation characteristics, thereby providing extra insulation to the floors with insufficient or outright non-existing insulation. The main material of Tycroc UHP – XPS has closed pores and it is water resistant, so the product is highly suitable for the construction of wet rooms.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS
PERFORMANCE
HARMONISED TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
Dimensions
UHP05 – 1200x600x20 mm
UHP16 – 1200x600x25 mm
UHP20 – 1200x600x30 mm
Aluminium foil thikness
UHP05 – 0,07 mm (70 µm)
UHP16 – 0,1 mm (100 µm)
UHP20 – 0,1mm (100 µm)
Weight
UHP05 – 0,89 kg/m²
UHP16 – 1,13 kg/m²
UHP20 – 1,25 kg/m²
Distance between the channels
UHP05 – 100 mm
UHP16 / UHP20 – 200 mm
Channel diameter
UHP05 – for ∅ ≤ 7 mm cable
UHP16 – for ∅ 16 mm pipe
UHP20 – for ∅ 20 mm pipe
Compressive stress at 10% deforamtion
300 kPa Level CS (10/Y) 300
EN 826
Thermal conductivity ( λ )
0,032 W/(m∙K)
EN 12667:2002
Water permeability (Water absorption)
0,3 % vol.
EN 12667:2002
Reaction to fire
Euroclass B
EN 13501-1
Lenght, Width, Thickness, Squareness, Flatness
L(2), W(2), T(1), S(1), P(3)
EN 822:2013, EN 823:2013, EN 822:2013, EN 823:2013, EN 824:2013, EN 825:2013
Tensile strength
512 kPA
EN 1607:2013
Thermal resistance, R – UHP05
0,625 (m²∙K/W)
Thermal resistance, R – UHP16
0,781 (m²∙K/W)
Thermal resistance, R – UHP20
0,938 (m²∙K/W)
Reduced impact noise level Ln,w
EN 10140-3
UHP16 + 6 mm laminate
54 dB
UHP16 + 9 mm tile
62 dB
UHP16 + 13 mm parquet
59 dB
UHP20 + 6 mm laminate
53 dB
UHP20 + 9 mm tile
61 dB
UHP20 + 13 mm parquet
59 dB

Places of use

The solution is good for both renovation and construction of new buildings. The under panels for the floor heating can be mounted onto any flat, dry, strong, rigid, and stable bearing surface. For the later floating flooring, it is possible to fasten the Tycroc UHP panels to the floor using wood screws and Tycroc washers, otherwise using a proper adhesive (chosen according to the underlying surface), install the UHP panels by full spread gluing.

Tycroc UHP can be used under all common floorings, including parquet, wood, ceramic tiles and natural stone. If necessary, the Tycroc UHP panel can be covered with concrete or gypsum casting and different ready-made dry floor covering materials, such as gypsum baseboards, cement fibre boards, or gypsum plasterboards. The parquet, laminate and wood flooring are installed directly onto the Tycroc UHP floating and ceramic tile and natural stones are glued using the proper adhesive.

Detailed installation instructions on the page Installation instructions.