The best floor surfaces for use with underfloor heating, such as the stone and ceramic tile have a lower resistance and efficiency when transferring warmth. The heat pipe range power can be transferred rapidly into the stone / tile surface as the thermally conductive surface of all floor coverings. Increasing thickness has little effect on the manufacturing of energy, but significantly boosts heating times.
Using a de-coupling membrane and flexible adhesive with strong floor finishes is always advisable, decreasing the potential for hairline expansion cracks; big regions will also benefit from expansion joints, particularly through doorways. The flooring provider can provide guidance on particular coverings.