Are you struggling with draughty floorboards? We would like to show you how to combat this problem now that the weather is starting to get a lot cooler. With the freezing temperatures stretching far into February and battling storms like “the beast from the east” a few years ago. We want to stop cold draughts from entering your house and prevent the warm air from escaping your home. You’re not alone if you’re concerned about hefty domestic energy bills this winter. We have the ultimate solution for draughty floorboards and keeping your house warm and toasty.
Our EcoTec Floorfoam Insulation Kit is what you need!
Most concerns with heat retention and property warmth can be prevented with the correct insulation. A small draught isn’t a big deal however significant draughts can cause the heat you’re paying for to dissipate very quickly. Draughty floorboards can cause a major problem with high domestic energy bills being at the top of the list.
Some people do have concerns when it comes to draught proofing their homes. They have been miss informed that insulation or any kind of draught-proofing is likely to increase the risk of condensation and creating dampness within the home. Albeit there is a small truth behind this, however, the biggest concern with dampness and condensation is having your heating well-regulated heating and good ventilation practices.
Everything you need to know about the EcoTec FloorFoam Insulation Kit
Around 15% of energy can be lost through the floorboards! The best solution to solve this problem for both wooden and concrete floors is this. The EcoTec Floorfoam Insulation Kit is designed to be used under most flooring types including;
- Carpet underlay
- Wooden floors
- Engineered flooring
- Vinyl flooring
This will prevent any cold air from penetrating through concrete and timber floors. This kit is a great option if you don’t have access to the underneath of your floor, most importantly, you don’t have to pull up any floorboards. Another benefit is that insulating your floor can help dampen any sounds throughout the house.
Floorfoam is made from 4mm of high-density polyester foam with a Highly Reflective True Aluminium Foil on either side. Fitting floor foam is straightforward by laying it directly onto the timber or concrete floor. It can also be fitted on ground floors, upper floors, and above unheated spaces such as garages. The most important places to insulate your floor are above rooms where cold air rises.
Installing your EcoTec Floorfoam Insulation Kit
Here is a How-To-Video that explains all the steps to correctly insulate your floors. The only flooring that would require an extra step is vinyl flooring we recommend laying a thin layer of plywood above the floor foam to give the vinyl floor a rigid surface to sit on.
In the EcoTec Floorfoam Insulation Kit, you get a roll of floor foam that’s 1.2m by 25m which covers 30 square meters. Additionally, you get a roll of ThermaSeal Foil Joining Tape 75mm by 50mm.
To install your floor foam ensure the edges are together and seal the joints and perimeter with our Thermaseal Foil Joining Tape. If you’re looking for more protection from the cold you can always add a layer of EcoQuilt to the underside of your joists which gives a better thermal performance.
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