EcoTec Floor-Foam Insulation Kit
EcoTec Floor-Foam Insulation Kit
EcoTec Floor-Foam Insulation Kit – Around 15% of energy can be lost through the Floor – We have a Simple & Easy way to install a solution for Wooden and Concrete floors!
EcoTec Floor-Foam Insulation Kit is designed to increase Insulation below Carpet Underlay, Wood, Laminate and Vinyl Floors to Prevent Cold from below the floor.
If you do not have access to the underside of your Floor or don’t want to remove floor boards then EcoTec Floor-foam is the solution for you. EcoTec FloorFoam prevents cold air penetrating rooms through concrete and timber floors and helps prevent condensation and drafts while helping dampen any sound. Floorfoam is made from 4mm of high density polyester foam with a Highly Reflective True Aluminium Foil on either side.
Floor-foam can be used on ground floors, upper floors, above unheated spaces such as garages and in rooms where rising cold air kills home energy efficiency. Fitting Floorfoam insulation is simple by laying it directly onto the timber or concrete floor. Ensure the edges are together and seal joints and the perimeter with our 75mm Thermaseal True Aluminium Foil Joining Tape. You can then lay your Laminate floor, Wood, Underlay and Carpets in the normal way as recommended by the manufacturers.
If installing Vinyl Flooring we would recommend using a thin plyboard above the FloorFoam to give the Vinyl Floor a rigid surface to sit on.
Floor-Foam is supplied in easy to handle 1.2m x 25m rolls covering 30 Square Metres. It is also supplied with a roll of ThermaSeal Foil Joining Tape 75mm x 50m and Free Next Working Day Delivery to the UK Mainland (When ordered before 2pm).
While EcoTec Floor-Foam is the easiest way to insulate your floor without removing any floorboards, you can use our EcoQuilt Expert to the underside of your joists giving a better thermal performance. Click here for more information including our How-To Video!
How To Insulate On Top Of Concrete Or Wooden Floors
How to insulate under Carpets, Laminate or Vinyl
Rolling out and cutting
Roll out your EcoTec FloorFoam to the appropriate length before cutting with scissors or a sharp blade. Cut where necessary for any radiator pipes.
Stapling the FloorFoam
Staple all the way around the FloorFoam that you have just put down with a Heavy Duty Staple Gun Kit. Trim around the edges for a neat finish. If the floor is concrete, this can be fixed down with a non-solvent adhesive or double sided tape.
Time for the second layer
Proceed with your second layer of Floor Foam, ensure it is butt jointed next to the first layer, it is important not to overlap the material. Repeat this step as required.
Taping and Sealing
Once you've installed your FloorFoam and sealed to the flooring, then proceed with taping the perimeter and butt joints with ThermaSeal Joining Tape. This will prevent moisture and draughts from rising through the floor.
Installing Grippers (Carpet)
If you are laying a carpet, you can then proceed to fix into place the grippers on top of the FloorFoam (this will not affect its performance). Once done, you can now proceed to lay your flooring underlay and cut directly into place on top of the FloorFoam.
Laying your flooring
If installing a Vinyl floor, we recommend to install a think plywood of 3-4mm thick over the FloorFoam, this will give the Vinyl a completely solid ground to sit on as per the manufacturers recommendations. Finally, you can now put down your carpet or laminate flooring and enjoy your warm, draught free living space!
How to Insulate a Concrete Floor
Rolling out FloorFoam
Start by rolling out FloorFoam Insulation either vertically or horizontally on the concrete floor. EcoTec FloorFoam can then easily be cut by using Multifoil Scissors or a Cutting Knife - Both available in our Multifoil Fitting Kit.
Fixing Down Floor-Foam Insulation
FloorFoam is fixed onto concrete floors by using Thermaseal Double Sided Tape, or Non-Solvent Glue. Ensure FloorFoam Insulation is fully taped and sealed on butt joints on the floor. Also tape FloorFoam around the perimeter. (Thermaseal Foil Tape is provided free of charge in the Insulation Kit). Taping and sealing ensures no draught or moisture can rise up through the floor.
Install Preferred Final Flooring
Once your concrete floor has been covered with FloorFoam, next you can install your desired flooring. Wood & laminate flooring can be installed directly on top of FloorFoam. We recommend to use a carpet and laminate underlay prior to a carpet or laminate being installed. If a vinyl or lino is being used, we would advise the use of a plywood over the top of the FloorFoam.
How to Insulate Above a Timber Floor
Roll out & Cut FloorFoam
Firstly, roll out EcoTec FloorFoam either horizontally or vertically on the timber floor. FloorFoam can then be cut to desired length. We recommend FloorFoam to be cut with a cutting knife or Multifoil Scissors (Available in Multifoil Fitting Kit)
Staple EcoTec FloorFoam on your timber floor at around 300mm intervals. Ensure FloorFoam Insulation is butt jointed together on both horizontal and vertical sections.
Taping and Sealing
Fully tape and seal around the perimeter and butt joints using Thermaseal Foil Joining Tape (Provided free of charge in kit) Taping and sealing ensures no draught or moisture can rise up through the floor.
Install Desired Flooring
Once the timber floor is fully covered with FloorFoam Insulation, you can then proceed to install your desired flooring. If carpet is installed, the use of an underlay is advised prior to the carpet. Laminate or wood floors can be installed directly on top of FloorFoam. If a vinyl or lino is being used, we would advise the use of a plywood over the top of the FloorFoam.
Do I need to use underlay if I’m installing carpet over the top?
Yes, you definitely need to install underlay on top of the floor foam if you’re installing carpet. Floor-foam isn’t a replacement for underlay.
Can I use floor-foam in the bathroom and kitchen?
As long as the floor-foam is correctly sealed and protective flooring is laid on top you won’t have any issues with it getting mouldy, damp, or reacting with water.
How do I attach the floor-foam to concrete floors?
We sell Thermaseal double-sided tape that is perfect for this, or you can use a non-solvent adhesive.
Do I need to tape and seal the insulation?
Yes, you do need to tape and seal the FloorFoam otherwise draughts would still come up through the gaps in the insulation. Which would prevent the insulation from working at its best.
How much flooring will the EcoTec Floor-Foam Insulation Kit cover?
One kit will cover 30 square meters.
Will I need to buy an extra ThermaSeal Foil Joining Tape?
No, you shouldn’t need any extra tape one roll will cover 50m, if you do make any mistakes there is extra for you to use.
Do I need any extra protection between the insulation and the flooring I’m laying over the top?
We do recommend laying a thin layer of plywood over the floor-foam if you’re installing tile, vinyl, carpet tiles, or LVT flooring. This will give the flooring a completely solid surface to lay on. You don’t need to do this with carpet or laminate.
Can I use vinyl over FloorFoam?
Yes, however we would recommend installing a thin plywood over the FloorFoam before installing a vinyl.
What is the best way to cut FloorFoam?
We would recommend cutting FloorFoam with either Multifoil Scissors or a Cutting Knife. Both are available in our Multifoil Fitting Kit.
Is there discount on larger quantities?
We offer EcoTec FloorFoam Trade Pallet Deals, where you order 9 rolls per pallet and receive a discount on the rolls
Can carpet grippers be nailed through FloorFoam?
Yes, you can nail carpet grippers through FloorFoam. You can alternatively use a non-solvent adhesive.
|Layers||3 - Foil, PE Foam, Foil|
|Water Vapour Resistance||600MNs/g|
- For Under Carpets, Laminate, Vinyl and Wood
- Stops Drafts and Cold Bridging
- Suitable for Wood and Concrete floors
- Provides additional Sound Proofing between floors
- UK Manufactured
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