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Electric Floor heating

Looking for Electric Floor Heating installation in Melbourne?

We know just how cold Melbourne winters can be. Now there’s no more need to stay snuggled up in bed – Luno Electrical has got your electric floor heating needs covered! We’ve got fully licensed and trained local electricians who are electric floor heating experts, and after taking a look at your home, will know exactly what your space needs to get that that toasty warm feeling on a cold winters day.

Read our ultimate guide to electric floor heating below for useful tips on how to ensure you setup your heating system properly.

Electric Floor Heating Installation: The Ultimate Guide to Electric Floor Heating

Author: Andrew, Founder and Director, Luno Electrical. Registered Master Electrician (no: 25989).


Warm toes and cozy floors are not just a luxury but a reality with electric floor heating, and who doesn’t love the idea of stepping onto a warm floor during those chilly mornings? I’m here to walk you through everything you need to know about electric floor heating, ensuring you’re well-equipped to make your home the epitome of comfort. And yes, prepare yourself for some electrifying dad jokes along the way – because, at Luno Electrical, we believe even a guide can spark a little joy!

Understanding Electric Floor Heating

Electric floor heating systems transform your cold floors into inviting spaces by gently warming them. Unlike traditional heating systems that heat the air, these systems heat the floor, which then radiates warmth evenly throughout the room, ensuring no cold spots dare intrude on your comfort zone. There are a few types of electric floor heating you might encounter, such as in-slab, in-screed, and under-tile heating, each perfect for different scenarios whether you’re renovating or building new​​​​.

Did you hear about the electric floor heating system that broke up with its girlfriend? It couldn’t handle the cold feet anymore!

Benefits of Electric Floor Heating

Aside from keeping your toes toasty, electric floor heating systems are marvelously energy-efficient, translating to lower running costs in the long run. They’re also a sneeze-fighter’s dream, reducing airborne allergens by eliminating the need for forced-air heating systems that can spread dust and allergens. Plus, with no moving parts or maintenance, these systems are as low-maintenance as a pet rock – but way more useful.

Installation: How is it done on different floor types?

Choosing the right system for your electric floor heating is like doing a puzzle – it needs to be planned and executed with precision. You’ll need to consider the type of flooring you have, as different systems work better with different materials​​​​. And, of course, ensure your electrical circuits can handle the new addition. An expert installation by a registered master electrician, like the ones from Luno Electrical, can ensure everything is up to code and running efficiently.

Here is a brief summary of electric floor heating and how it works with different floor surfaces:

Tile Heaters are installed on concrete, screed, and suspended timber sub floors. Sitting directly below the tiles allows for quick response times.
tiling wet area floor heating cross section
Under tile electric floor heating

Photo: Pre-configured heating element mounted on a 500mm wide mesh, secured onto the sub floor and then tiled over.

Almost any engineered or natural flooring can be heated by under Timber Heaters. They are designed to have a moderate wattage output to meet the heating specification of your timber flooring product.
Timber electric floor heating
Wood panel floor with underfloor heating
under timber electric floor heating installation

Photo: Pre-configured heating element mounted on a 500mm wide mesh, stuck down onto floor surface and screeded over. Once dried then timber can be laid. Suitable for timber flooring.

Under Carpet Heaters are installed by securely taping the heaters to the underlay then laying the carpet directly on top. It’s like an electric blanket for your home!
Carpet for electric floor heating
in carpet heating cross section

Photo: Pre-configured heating element sandwiched between two 500mm aluminium foil strips, secured directly onto the underlay using conductive tape.

In-slab Concrete
Coldbuster In-Slab Heaters are secured to the reinforcement grid of your foundation. Concrete is then poured and polished. In-Slab Heaters are useful if you’d like to take advantage of off-peak electricity times because of the great thermal mass!
concrete in slab electric floor heating
in slab concrete electric floor heating
in slab electric floor heating installation

Photo: 6.5mm thick cable secured to the reinforcement grid of your foundation. Concrete is then poured on top, followed by the floor finish of your choice.

Remember, installing electric floor heating isn’t a DIY project. Consult a Master Electrician. If you don’t, it’s like trying to cut your own hair – it might look easy, but there’s a high chance you’ll end up regretting it.

Costs and Running Expenses

One might think that the comfort of electric floor heating comes with a hefty price tag. However, it turns out that warming your toes can also be kind to your wallet. Electric floor heating can be up to 15% cheaper to run compared to traditional heating systems. This efficiency leap isn’t just about saving pennies; it’s a step towards a more sustainable future. When connected to renewable energy sources like solar power, electric floor heating goes from being merely economical to an eco-warrior’s dream. It’s not just about heating your home; it’s about heating it smartly and sustainably.

So, why did the electric floor heating system opt for solar power? Because it wanted to be both warm-hearted and light on the planet!

Maintenance and Troubleshooting

While electric floor heating systems are incredibly reliable it’s always best to get a regular check up with a registered master electrician. As I said above, with no moving parts or maintenance, these systems are as low-maintenance as a pet rock – but way more useful.


Electric floor heating is not just a feature; it’s a lifestyle upgrade. Imagine never having to tiptoe across a cold floor ever again. With Luno Electrical, you’re choosing a team that prides itself on expertise and quality service, ensuring your home heating is in the best hands. So, if you’re ready to take the next step toward a warmer, more comfortable home, contact us for a free electric floor heating quote. After all, we’re not just about lighting up your home; we’re here to warm your floors too!

Why don’t electric floor heating systems make good criminals? Because they always leave a warm trail!

At Luno Electrical, we’re not just about solving your electrical issues; we’re here to bring warmth and comfort into your homes with our expert electric floor heating installations. We also partner with one of the leading electric floor heating providers in Australia, Coldbuster, to ensure we deliver high quality heating solutions to our clients. Ready to say goodbye to cold floors? Contact us today, and let’s make your home the cozy haven it deserves to be.

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Electric Floor Heating FAQs

Electric floor heating systems directly heat the floor surface, minimising heat loss and ensuring energy is used efficiently. When connected to renewable energy sources like solar power, their efficiency and environmental benefits are enhanced.

Yes, electric floor heating systems can be installed under various flooring types, including tile, laminate, and wood. However, the installation process and efficiency might vary depending on the flooring material.

Contrary to common belief, electric floor heating can be up to 15% cheaper to run than traditional heating systems, especially when connected to environmental energy sources like solar power.

Consider factors such as the size of the area, type of flooring, and your specific heating requirements. Consulting with a professional, like Luno Electrical, can help ensure you select the best system for your needs.

Electric floor heating systems are low maintenance, requiring only occasional checks to ensure the system operates efficiently and safely.

Absolutely! Electric floor heating systems are versatile and can be installed in individual rooms or areas, making them ideal for both new constructions and renovation projects.

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