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Floor Insulation

Why Blown Insulation for Your Floors?

Floor insulation plays a crucial role in enhancing the overall comfort and energy efficiency of your home. By insulating the floor, you prevent cold air from seeping through and warm air from escaping, creating a consistently warm and comfortable living environment. This is especially important for homes built on timber frames or with a cavity underneath, where draughts and cold spots are common.

Blown insulation is an excellent choice for these types of homes because it can be precisely applied to fill every gap and cavity beneath the floor. This ensures a thorough and effective insulation barrier that significantly reduces heat loss and energy consumption.

Floor Insulation Applications

Where can you install blown insulation?

Blown insulation is the ideal solution for various flooring insulation needs, including underfloor insulation, mid-floor insulation, and insulating the floors of new builds.

  • Safe-R Installer blowing underfloor insulation

    Underfloor Insulation

    Blown insulation can be installed in the cavity underneath your floorboards, providing a high thermal insulation performance.

  • Blown Insulation Installed in Skillion Roof

    Mid Floor Insulation

    Blown insulation is ideal for adding thermal and acoustic insulation to midfloors without the need to remove the internal linings.

  • Warmafloor Blown Insulation Installed in New Floor

    New Builds

    Blown insulation is a great product if you’re looking for new build insulation. It can be used to insulate the floors and midfloors of new homes.

Benefits of Floor Insulation

Insulating your home offers numerous advantages, enhancing overall comfort and health. Key benefits include:
  • Warmer & Drier Home
  • Save on Energy
  • Reduced Heat Loss
  • Less Risk of Illness

Product Technical Information

We use Warmafloor as our underfloor blown insulation product. It’s ideal for both retrofit and new build applications.

THERMAL RESISTANCE VALUES (R-VALUES) – WARMAFLOOR
Product Thickness
(mm)
Low Density
12 kg/m³
Medium Density
19 kg/m³
High Density
26 kg/m³
45mm 1.0 1.1 1.2
90mm 2.1 2.3 2.5
140mm 3.4 3.5 4.0
175mm 4.2 4.4 5.0
190mm 4.6 4.8 5.4
225mm 5.4 5.7 6.4
240mm 5.8 6.1 6.8
275mm 6.7 7.0 7.8
290mm 7.0 7.4 8.2
325mm 7.9 8.3 9.2
360mm 8.7 9.2 10.2
395mm 9.6 10.1 11.2

Total R-values assume 18% thermal bridging as per H1/AS1 & may alter in roofs with more or less framing timber.

Floors and midfloors are blown at low to high density depending on requirements.

Low Density – 15 kg/m3 (0.041 W/mK at 15°C)
Medium Density – 19 kg/m3 (0.039 W/mK at 15°C)
High Density – 26 kg/m3 (0.035 W/mK at 15°C)

Frequently Asked Questions

Get all the information you need to make an informed decision – explore our FAQ section and find answers to your most pressing questions about Warmafloor Insulation and roof insulation in general.

Is Warmafloor Insulation completely safe for the family?

Warmafloor is made up to 80% recycled glass and inert materials that are non-combustible and can help inhibit the spread of fire. For recessed lights we specify XLP protectors around every light. Warmafloor is a non combustible material.

Warmafloor mineral wool insulation will not exceed the Gib 2010 Guide maximum weight until R10, so is suitable for most gib board or plaster ceilings. The most critical factor for safe, long-term performance is a correct installation system. Warmafloor is a proven performer since 1995.

Warmafloor Insulation is extremely durable and has a life expectancy of over 50 years!

Why should you insulate your floors with Warmafloor?

Quite simply floor insulation works to keep the outside temperature out and the inside temperature in! Think of it like a chilly bin or vaccuum flask, if you put hot food in it stays warm and if you put cold food in it stays cold. Heating and cooling account for 50 to 70% of the energy used in the average home. Inadequate insulation and air leakage are leading causes of energy waste in most homes.

Correctly designed & fitted insulation:

1. Saves money and our nation’s limited energy resources
2. Makes your house more comfortable by helping to maintain a uniform temperature
3. Keeps your house drier and healthier.

Poorly insulated homes are usually cold & damp in bed and service rooms, with occupants crowded over a heater in one area to keep warm. Homes insulated with the full proven systems use similar amounts of energy to keep your whole home at a healthy, comfortable temperature. The Warmafloor insulation system is a great investment for your home.

If you’d like to know more about Warmafloor floor insulation give our friendly customer service team a call on 0800 267 992 or send us a message!

What makes Warmafloor different from other floor insulation products?

Until recently, the only way to retrofit insulation to your floors was to use a segment or batt product. Typically, these products have lower thermal resistance values and the installation process can often leave gaps of voids when installing around pipework or cables.

Warmafloor insulation is a blown insulation product. It’s installed under the floorboards, or your mid-floors in-between the floor joists using a specialised installation process.

Blown insulation can be installed at different densities so is the perfect insulation where you’re looking for a high performance thermal and acoustic insulation product. The installation process is quick and easy, and the product fills up all the gaps and voids typically left by other products.

Until recently, the only way to retrofit insulation to your floors was to use a segment or batt product. Typically, these products have lower thermal resistance values and the installation process can often leave gaps of voids when installing around pipework or cables.

Warmafloor insulation is a blown insulation product. It’s installed under the floorboards, or your mid-floors in-between the floor joists using a specialised installation process.

Blown insulation can be installed at different densities so is the perfect insulation where you’re looking for a high performance thermal and acoustic insulation product. The installation process is quick and easy, and the product fills up all the gaps and voids typically left by other products.

How good is Warmafloor Insulation?

Warmafloor is a premium insulation product, and one of the best insulation products available allowing you to keep the outside temperature out, and the inside temperature in!

The total installed thermal floor insulation effectiveness of Warmafloor is superior to batting or blanket, as it fills the entire floor cavity – without joints, gaps, thermal bridging, or vented cavities commonly found between linings, batting or blanket insulation. It provides premier insulation values. Batting insulation or blanket materials need at least two layers to achieve the same installed thermal effectiveness of Warmafloor insulation.

Talk to us today about installing Warmafloor insulation into your floor or midfloor today.