Underfloor heating is the most modern and efficient method to heat up rooms. It comes in two different forms:
Wet Underfloor Heating - This is where pipes are laid out underneath the floor of a room and warm water is run through these pipes
Dry Underfloor Heating - This is where electric coils are placed under your floor and an electric current passes through them to generate heat
One of the main advantages of having any type of underfloor heating is that it takes up no space and it's one less thing you have to worry about children running in to.
Underfloor heating makes full use of the science behind heat rising, whereas a radiator will heat up the area around them and that will then rise to the top of the room before getting to any other cold areas.
Typical radiators will need to work a lot harder for you to get the desired outcome from them, the water that runs through them will also need to be at a very high temperature in order to work effectively.
Underfloor heating can be fitted to new or pre-existing rooms.
Underfloor heating can sometimes take longer to heat up than traditional radiators, however you can combat this by setting up times during the day when you would like it to turn on.
Underfloor heating can be more expensive to install, especially if it is a new addition to an already existing room.
Electric underfloor heating is a system that's comprised of a network of wires that run underneath the floor. Depending on the size and shape of the room you can either run individual wires throughout or use heating mats. On average using heating mats will save you money if you are in need of heated floors.
The electric wires are quite thin and are usually cheaper to install than a "wet" underfloor heating system, however they are generally more expensive to run which makes them more appealing for smaller rooms.