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Under Carpet Heating

Choose cost-effective luxury with our under carpet heating

Why Choose GWD for Your Under Carpet Heating Installation?

 Experts in Our Field

With decades of hands-on experience, we've honed our craft to become leaders in the heated floor industry. Trust in our expertise to deliver solutions that truly stand the test of time.

Best Products

For our heated floors, we carefully select and offer only the best products. With GWD you're investing in durability, efficiency, and cutting-edge technology.

Highly Competitive Prices

We're committed to providing top-tier heated floor solutions at prices that are competitive and fair. No compromises, just the best value for our valued clients.

We Only Partner with the Best Installation Engineers

Our team of highly skilled installers ensures that your heated floor system is set up seamlessly, with precision and care. Experience excellence from the ground up with our expert installation crew.

Different Types of Radiant Underfloor Heating

Looking into radiant underfloor heating, we find two main types: electric and hydronic systems. Both are great for heating under carpets. They have different ways of being installed, maintained, and offer special features for carpeted floors.

STEP radiant heat mat

Electric Radiant Underfloor Heating

Electric radiant floor heating systems are perfect for warming up carpets. They use electric cables or mats to create heat. These are laid out across the floor, and when turned on, they heat the floor and carpet above. Electric systems are usually more trustworthy than hydronic ones because they don’t have parts that can break. They’re easier and quicker to install, with no maintenance needed.

hydronic radiant heat

Hydronic Radiant Underfloor Heating

Hydronic underfloor heating is great for carpet heating. It uses tubes under the floor where warm water flows, giving off heat. These systems are often more complex and costlier to install than electric ones. They might break down more and need repairs. Unlike electric systems, hydronic ones need regular maintenance.

Under Carpet Heating Costs Breakdown

Under carpet heating, valued for its comfort and efficiency, is a key choice for enhancing traditional interiors. Whether installing in a new space or upgrading an existing room, it’s important to know the costs, from choosing the right system to installation and ongoing maintenance.

New Build

Carpet Flooring$2-7/ft²
System Cost$14/ft²
Installation Cost$8-20/ft²
Subflooring Replacement Costs$3-10/ft²
Underlayment Costs$0.50-4.50/ft²
Low End Estimate$27.50/ft²
Upper End Estimate$56.50/ft²


Same as New Build


Removal of Old Flooring =  $1.50-3.50/ft²


Same as New Build

* Retrofitting entails placing the heating component between the floor joists from underneath the room. This method doesn’t necessitate changing the completed floor; however, it does demand access from an open ceiling below the room. If there’s an existing finished ceiling, like drywall or plaster, it will have to be taken down to access the joists.

Under Carpet Heating - Installation Process

Heated floors under carpets require meticulous installation for peak performance. From preparing the base layer to the final system checks, these are the key steps for a successful under carpet heating setup.

Prepare the Subfloor

Ensure it’s clean, dry, and level.

Measure & Plan

Decide on the layout and spacing.

Lay Insulation

Prevent heat loss and direct warmth upwards.

Position & Secure the Mats

Follow the planned layout.

Connect Cables & Test

Ensure a safe electrical connection.

Install Carpet Flooring

Adhering to manufacturer’s guidelines.

Final Checks

Re-test the system post-installation.

Is it Possible to Add Underfloor Heating to Carpets?

Yes, it’s possible to add underfloor heating to carpets. Electric heating systems can be installed under carpets, providing warmth and comfort. This method is effective, especially over concrete slabs, and helps distribute heat evenly in rooms, enhancing comfort.

Benefits of Under Carpet Heating

Potential Downsides of Under Carpet Heating

Hear it From Our Customers

Rafael Ubida Moreira Filho
Rafael Ubida Moreira Filho
Sorted our yoga studio heating with some radiant heaters from Green wave. They are an excellent company, who seem to have the client/customer at the centre of what they do!
Wendell Leandro Fonseca Trindade
Wendell Leandro Fonseca Trindade
They helped our designer with the CAD designs for our underfloor heating and spent time with out contracted heating engineer explaining how to install everything. Since the new build the whole heating system seems to be working perfectly and is very energy efficent! Would highly recommend to anyone looking to get underfloor heating.
Elon Burris
Elon Burris
"I recently had the pleasure of installing GWD's Radiant Heating system under my tile floor in the bathroom, and I must say that it has been an absolute game-changer. Not only has it made the floor warm and cozy to the touch, but it has also made the entire bathroom feel more comfortable during colder months. One of the things I appreciated most about GWD's system was how easy it was to install. The instructions were straightforward, and the whole process took only a few hours. Since the installation, the system has been running smoothly and efficiently without any issues. Overall, I'm extremely pleased with the Radiant Heating system, and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a comfortable and efficient heating solution for their floors. "
Leo Marie
Leo Marie
Our radiant heat mats from green wave distribution have massively brought down the cost to heat our home and have worked perfectly since being installed!
Clover Peta
Clover Peta
They spent time with our hired heating engineer explaining how to install everything and assisted our designer with the CAD plans for our underfloor heating. The entire heating system seems to be operating flawlessly and efficiently ever since the new construction! I would strongly recommend underfloor heating to anyone.
ALEX Jhone
ALEX Jhone
Managed to get our heated driveway sorted using GWD's. They did a fantastic job expliaining how it all works and working alongside our contruction contractors to get the mats installed. Would 100% recommend!
Susan Black
Susan Black
Really great company! Having a company like Green wave distribution to help us make the right decisions and install the radiant floor heating correctly was a god send. They had everything we needed and did a fantastic job :)
Gerald MOORE
Gerald MOORE
Ordered some snow melt mats from Green wave distribution. They are doing a great job! Big shoutout to Drew who helped with advising the type and explained all the technicalities!
Samantha Dean
Samantha Dean
The heat mats were easy to install and the team at Green wave distribution were on hand to help out with any issues or questions we had. If you are looking for underfloor heating, I would highly recommend giving these guys a call!
Scott Reed
Scott Reed
Green wave helped our designer with the CAD designs for our underfloor heating and spent time with out contracted heating engineer explaining how to install everything. great service,highly recommended.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Yes! Under carpet heating offers a unique blend of comfort and efficiency. It evenly distributes heat, making your floors pleasantly warm, and is energy-efficient, making it a smart choice for both comfort and cost savings.

The upfront cost is higher than traditional heating, but it’s a worthwhile investment. The energy savings over time and the added comfort it brings to your home often offset the initial expense.

Installation involves placing heating mats or cables under your carpet. It’s a precise task that professionals can handle efficiently, ensuring your system is safe and effective for optimal warmth.

Yes, the carpet needs to be temporarily removed for the installation. But it’s a quick process, and once the system is in place, your carpet will be reinstalled, hiding the heating system completely.

Beyond the installation, you might need to consider the cost of a thermostat for temperature control and additional insulation for better efficiency. These investments ensure that your heating system works at its best, providing consistent and comfortable warmth.