Floor Insulation. Don’t Get Cold Feet

E-Therm Ultra Floor Insulation
E-Therm Ultra for all floor types.

The Problem: You own an old property with a solid floor, it’s not insulated or its badly insulated but for various reasons, excavation isn’t a realistic solution. You may literally be able to feel the cold and damp under your feet. What do you do?

The Answer? The solution is at hand. Enviroform Solutions have developed a flooring product called E-Therm Ultra which is the thinnest retrofit floor insulation product. It is also the highest performing floor insulation product around. Sounds nearly good to be true? Well it’s a fact. Read on.

Insulate Your Floor and Save On Your Heating Bill

It is a reality that many of our older homes will have ground floors made from either annulated or poorly insulated solid concrete. The fact is that in the past builders didn’t really think that floors were a gap in what we like to call the thermal cocooning of the home. But in fact floors can be a big problem.

Heat loss through a solid floor can cost you money and drastically reduce the energy efficiency of your home. The attendant problems of damp and cold can lead to problems of mould and structural issues.

With E-Therm Ultra we can treat these solid floors to increase comfort levels and to save you on your household fuel bills. We have designed it specifically for buildings where space is at a premium/

The Technical Details

The panel consists of a 3mm high impact layer bonded to 10mm Aerogel insulation layers and then wrapped in a highly durable and robust vapour control layer.

No special tools or precautions are required when fitting the panels and they can be cut to the required shapes and size.

Domestic furniture can placed on top of the E-Therm Ultra which is compatible with most floor finishes and under-floor heating systems. It is supplied in a pre-formed panel to allow for fast installation.

We recommend the use of using Instalay’s self-adhesive underlay, so carpets can be securely fitted without the need for glue and edge fixed carpet grippers. The high impact layer of the E-Therm Ultra’s panel provides protection for the insulation layer against point loadings like heavy furniture and bedding.

Can it be Used on Laminate & Floating Floors ?

 Yes. Floating floors can be laid on top of the E-Therm Ultra’s panels, and again for best results we recommend using a high quality underlay, preferably Instalay adhesively fitted floors perform better for a longer period of time.

And On Ceramic Tiles 

To install ceramic tiles on top of the E-Therm Ultra’s flooring a 6mm tile backer board must be used on top of the floor to provide a stable fixing layer for the tiles.

The 6mm tile backer board is installed by fixing plastic fixings through the E-Therm Ultra’s to eliminate deflection making sure that the joints of the E-Therm Ultra’s and the tile backer board don’t overlap.

Once this is complete the tiles can be installed using a flexible tile adhesive and grouted as normal to finish.

What About Skirting ?

E-Therm Ultra’s skirting has been developed for a scenario when there is no internal insulation on the external walls of the property.

If the E-Therm Ultra’s Aerogel flooring panel is being used with either external or cavity wall insulation then it is highly recommended that the Aerogel insulation is returned up the inside edge of the external wall to prevent cold bridging at the junction.

E-Therm Ultra is supplied as a two part product, one being the foil wrapped Aerogel and the other being the profiled softwood skirting. This upstand can be achieved by use of our E-Therm Ultra Skirting.

If the thought of insulating your floor gives you cold feet, call us now.


Thermal Cocooning®. Eliminating Your Insulation Achilles Heel

Eliminate Your Insulation Achilles HeelEnviroform’s Thermal Cocooning® is the installation of a total building insulation layer that has no gaps. If there is a single gap in your insulation, that will be your building’s Achilles Heel.

In Greek Mythology it was prophesied that Achilles would die young. To prevent his death, his mother Thetis took him to the river Styx. There she dipped his body in the river, cocooning his body in the sacred waters to make him immortal. Unfortunately for Achilles his mother held him by the heel and so that part of his body remained vulnerable.

Thermal Cocooning®

With Enviroform Solutions’ Thermal Cocooning® there is no Achilles Heel in your insulation. No part of the building is left to chance, and there are no Cold Bridges. When we install a Thermal Cocooning® solution on any building, we develop a solution that suits the age, condition and the construction material used in the building. These are all essential considerations in a thermal upgrade to your home. If the solution isn’t tailored to your building then that is your insulation Achilles Heel.

After an epic life as a warrior, Achilles died when a poison arrow fired by Paris struck him on his heel. It was the one vulnerable point not part of the protective cocoon. It is a salutary lesson.

Our final solution is based on an initial consultation from which we custom build a design, which not only keeps you warm but also protects the long-term safety of the building and it’s occupants. Many older buildings have to be understood and respected before adding insulation and possibly incurring adverse effects.

We start with a blank canvas and look at the component parts and from the wide array of our innovative solutions, we put forward what is best suited for your home. During this process we are in constant contact with all the stakeholders, guiding them through the decisions they have to make depending on different factors that are important to them, for example budget, breathability, character, space and so on. Once this is completed we present our findings, which often include a number of options, to help the homeowner decide which solutions best fits their requirements.

Why Are We Different?

Why are we different to other insulation manufacturers or insulation distributors? Quite simply we use different types of insulation for certain points but our attention to detail never changes. So if a certain insulation manufacturer does not have a solution to a particular point in a building, then this detail tends to be ignored. The Achilles Heel in their methodology in turn becomes the Achilles Heel in your building, leaving it vulnerable to damp, cold and deterioration due to mould or heat loss.

Over the past number of years we have researched and developed, a range innovative products, that provides us with a suite of solutions, when pieced together, allows us to achieve Thermal Cocooning® on our projects.

For all our customers, and us, it’s about the return on your investment. We all want maximum return when we invest time or money in a project don’t we? At Enviroform Solutions we want to provide you with a long-term safe investment that will continue for the lifetime of your building. Otherwise, like Achilles, all your good work can be undone when the vulnerability is exposed.