A new innovation in wood flooring – Timbertherm – will be launched to Surface Design Show visitors at next year’s annual exhibition. Harnessing integral Far Infrared technology, the new engineered wood floor conducts heat through built-in nano-carbon conductors. The all-in-one solution provides a stylish – and cost effective – alternative to a ‘wood floor and underfloor heating’ specification. Simple to lay, healthy and eco-friendly, Timbertherm is suitable for residential and commercial application – in new builds, renovations and retrofits.
Timbertherm wood flooring is available in a wide range of on-trend finishes, in sustainable hard maple, elm and walnut. Its high performance engineered construction comprises eight individual layers; below the hard wood surface layer the nano-carbon conductors are embedded into plywood core layers. A gloss or satin lacquer prefinish, tested to IP67 (Ingress Protection), provides a water resist surface. All boards measure 1.2m/0.6m in length x 160mm x 15mm.
Like sunlight, Far Infrared heat gently warms objects within a room, rather than the air. Timbertherm holds the heat created by the conductors and slowly releases it without creating air currents or raising dust particles. Temperature fluctuations between floor and ceiling are minimized and an even temperature of up to 26oc is achieved in less than five minutes. These combined factors reduce heating costs by up to 60% and give 40% more efficiency. Timbertherm also provides a healthier environment for allergy sufferers and promotes other health benefits, including increased blood circulation and oxygen levels, and stimulation in collagen production.
Timbertherm can be installed on most dry, level surfaces. As boards are the same size as a standard, engineered plank, floor height issues associated with separate heating pads are eliminated, as is the subfloor preparation necessary with traditional wet underfloor heating systems. This results in greatly reduced installation time and cost savings. During installation, the first board is connected to the power cords and subsequent boards are laid end-to-end; corresponding male and female connectors are joined and planks are tapped together. At the end of each row, waterproof caps are attached to the connectors, and rows are joined using a standard tongue and groove joint.
All individual Timbertherm boards have a micro-chip, which allows the date of manufacture to be traced, and the product is offered with a 10-year guarantee. Boards can be individually replaced, if required, and production complies with EN60335-1 and EN60335-2-96 (patent pending).
To find out more, meet Timbertherm on Stand no. 526 (Gallery Level) at the Surface Design Show 2017 (Business Design Centre, London, 7-9 February.)