Underfloor heating is a great alternative to traditional radiators or hot-air heating systems. Underfloor heating is hidden away and out of view, doing away with the clutter of radiators so it is the best option when space is at a premium particularly in apartments. Because of the even distribution of heat, it is the most efficient way to heat a room.
The difference between radiators and underfloor heating is radiators heat up the area immediately around them, this ends up being quickly dispersed upwards, and away from the desired area. On the other hand, a good underfloor heating system will heat a larger area.
Radiators have to work harder for you to feel the effects of the heat and so require the water to be at a higher temperature to work effectively.
Underfloor heating on the other hand works at a lower temperature and evenly distributes the heat all over the room. Underfloor heating systems operate well at temperatures around 40 degC, a big difference to the temperatures needed by traditional radiators. This means less energy use and ultimately underfloor heating systems will cost you less because of this. The lower temperatures also allow for the use of heat pumps as the heat source as they operate at their most efficient around these temperatures. Heat pumps heating underfloor heating are the heating method of the future.