At first glance, underfloor heating pipe
layouts may either look mind-blowing and complicated, or could be mistaken for
random loops. They are in fact neither.
layouts should be planned, but there is only simple logic at work.
Understanding the simple dynamics of what is happening
will uncover the potential mystery and help you plan your pipe layout to
achieve maximum effect from your system.
The basic principles of underfloor
Firstly you need to understand that in a heating circuit
water entering the loop is hotter than water exiting it, as heat is gradually
dissipated into the floor along the length of the pipe. This is important when
planning the pipe layout as you may want hotter water to go to colder areas of
a room - conversely, you may want to keep the floor temperature even across
the whole room.