Floor Insulation

Floor Insulation To Reduce Heat Loss

If you are tired of having cold floors in your home or feeling drafts coming up through the floorboards installing Floor Insulation could be the right solution for you.  But where do you start? Let’s explore some of the most frequently asked questions about floor insulation to help you make an informed decision.

What is floor insulation?

Floor insulation (not to be confused with underfloor heating) is a material that is installed beneath the floorboards of your home to reduce heat loss and improve energy efficiency as well as enhance comfort levels. It helps to keep your home warm, gives you a lovely comfortable environment, and can help in turn to reduce energy bills.

Why do people choose to install underfloor Heating?

  • For a lot of people, the comfort factor is the primary objective. Having the luxury of walking barefoot around your home without the feeling of icy cold floors is an experience people want, particularly in Winter!
  • Floor insulation also plays a key role when installing underfloor heating.
    Floor insulation helps to reduce heat loss through the floor so it is an energy-saving measure.

The type of floor insulation best suited to your home will depend on factors such as the type of floor being installed, the level of insulation required to meet the objectives and standards, and of course your budget.

How is floor insulation installed?

The installation process will depend on the type of insulation you choose. The process typically involves removing the existing floor. Then digging the subfloor to the relevant depth,(average depth 300 mm) to allow the insulation to be installed and then pour a new concrete floor.

Will floor insulation affect the height of my floors?

No, because we dig to relevant depth to allow for the insulation to be installed so your floor height will not be affected.

Can floor insulation be installed while living in the house?

Ideally, you would move out of the property while this is being done.
It is a quite disruptive process as the floor needs to be dug up to allow for the installation.

Can there be issues as a result of installing underfloor insulation like dampness or condensation?

No, when it comes to floor insulation it is ‘benefit all the way’.

How much does floor insulation cost?

The cost of floor insulation will depend on factors such as the type of insulation used, and the size of the area to be insulated.

* *If you are upgrading your home under the One Stop Shop grant, you can avail of a grant allowance to insulate your floors. 

If you would like some advice on your project, book a free consultation call with us today. Find out what energy upgrades are most suited to your home, get information on what grants you could qualify for, and get your questions answered.


Free Home Owners Guide 

If you would like some further information about Home Energy Upgrades, Grant Allowances, and the correct process to upgrade your home successfully, you can download a copy of our Free Home Owners Guide here.