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 grooves specially cut for heating pipes or cables prevents downward heat loss, whilst the aluminium foil covering the panel is an good heat divider under the flooring.
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.
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.