Pergo has given the first look at its new underfloor heating system. The system is intended as a simple way to keep houses warm and is described as being very simple to install. Homes with wood flooring can have a tendency to become cold underfoot, particularly during the winter season, and the new heating system is intended to replace flooring underlay as an additional form of heating for the home and should be seriously considered by owners of wood floors and those who are currently undergoing wood floor restoration.
The new underfloor heating system, which is being referred to under the name of “Quickheat” is particularly intended for use with pretty much any and all forms of floating flooring, including Pergo’s own range of laminate flooring.
Underfloor heating systems have been tried before, but many have shied away from using them due to the complicated nature of the installation, which is one advantage the Pergo “Quickheat” version has with its quick, no fuss method of installation. The system works via a range of mats which can just be rolled out and clicked into piece prior to the installation of the flooring, and then hooked up to an ordinary wall socket with the tools provided – an extraordinarily easy and simple form of installation that will no doubt prove very attractive to many potential consumers.
“It also means energy savings,” notes Kate Male, the regional marketing manager for Pergo. “You can normally lower the average room temperature by two to three degrees compared to stand alone heating systems.”