Measuring Underfloor Heating Pipe Centres

What does the term ‘pipe centres’ mean?

‘Pipe Centres’ in context of underfloor heating is very simply the distance between two pipes. The measurement is taken from the centre of one pipe to the centre of the next. The diagram below shows the difference between 150mm pipe centres and 200mm pipe centres.

How far apart should my underfloor heating pipes be laid?

We recommend laying your pipes either 150mm or 200mm apart depending on the room. For example; If your underfloor heating pipes are 150mm apart, you will need more pipe to cover the floor than if your pipes were 200mm apart. Your pipes will be closer together and you will use more pipe to cover the area but the heat output will be much higher. This is recommended for areas and rooms with high heat loss such as conservatories.

If you have a room that is well insulated or has little heat loss, having your underfloor heating pipes further apart is the most efficient way to heat the space.

How to measure underfloor heating pipe centres diagram

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