The thermo floor plate as perfect insulation from below
Thermo floor panels save a lot of money. They reduce heating costs and at the same time ensure optimum thermal insulation.
Building houses requires optimum insulation from the ground. This can either be below or on the bottom plate. Passive houses and other energy efficient houses usually have a thermo floor plate. Depending on the design and the supplier, the term Thermobodenplatte stands for different products. Some manufacturers mean individual insulated elements, while others refer to a complete system including underfloor heating. A strip foundation can also be insulated with a reinforced base plate.
The thermo floor plate as a supporting foundation
A load-bearing foundation plate with insulating properties has the advantage of protecting the house from frost and avoiding the formation of ice under the plate. Depending on the height of the gravel layer no additional strip foundation is necessary. The bottom plate is virtually frost shield and apron at the same time. The freezing of the plate is prevented and in the building, the temperature is better kept. The materials used include XPS insulation boards or foam glass panels.
The insulated floor slab for the energy-efficient house
In the energy-efficient house, the right insulation is particularly relevant. Accordingly diverse are the offers of the manufacturers. Some thermo floor panels have integrated surface heating systems that increase energy efficiency even further. Another advantage: the pipes for underfloor heating, for cold and hot water are located directly on the insulation and in the concrete. So the lines no longer need to be protected separately. Below the thermally insulating layer, the substrate must not move. Otherwise this endangers the statics of the floor slab. As the insulation completely surrounds the concrete, thermal bridges are prevented.
Surface heating already integrated
The integrated surface heating operates at low temperatures and requires a supply heat of between 30 and 34 degrees Celsius. As a result of the insulation, the concrete body becomes a kind of energy store, which conducts the heat into the interior of the house. The result is pleasant soil temperatures between 18 and 24 degrees Celsius, which can be regulated precisely. Depending on the individual requirements, the heat in the individual rooms can be regulated by separate heating circuits.
The thermo floor plate helps to save
The big advantage is the cost savings due to the reduced energy consumption. In comparison to the conventional base plate, a thermo floor plate is more expensive, but these initial costs pay off soon. In addition, the underfloor heating is already part of the overall package. Another plus: less concrete is required. The living climate in the house is isolated from the climatic environmental conditions, which is why the thermo floor plate is the perfect basis for passive houses.
The construction of thermo floor panels
Further terms for thermo floor panels are climate floor panels and thermo foundations. The main component is the sole plate, which is surrounded by a plastic foam. This protects the panel surface from cold and wet, so that the house is perfectly insulated. This insulation results in a high potential for savings: It has been shown that around one third of the energy costs can be saved with a thermo floor plate.
The solution for sustainable energy saving
And that not only convinces with its first-class insulation properties and performance their innovative composition. At the same time, it is a foundation, insulation, underfloor heating and screed. This considerably reduces the effort involved in building a house. As there is no need for additional radiators thanks to underfloor heating, the rooms can be flexibly designed. To save energy with a thermoblock plate, you should seek the advice of experienced professionals.