First-of-its-kind underfloor heating cable wins prestigious national innovation awardNews
Posted by: electime 23rd August 2023
Leading British-based electrical heating manufacturer, ThermoSphere, has won at the Flooring Innovation Awards 2023 with its innovative, industry-first cable, ThermoSphere Ultimate. The cable was recognised by the judges for de-risking and simplifying the installation process, receiving the award for Best Installation Product.
The prestigious Flooring Innovation Awards, launched by The Stocklists magazine in 2018, is overseen by a panel of industry leaders from all areas of the flooring industry. It searches for new and exciting products within UK flooring and offers awards across ten categories. Its mission is to raise awareness with buyers and to highlight what is genuinely new within the sector.
Bridgette Kelly, the organiser of National Flooring Awards and a member of the judging panel said, “ThermoSphere Ultimate is an excellent example of innovation in the flooring industry where creative thinking and smart technology have come together to address real installation issues.”
ThermoSphere Ultimate is the first electric underfloor heating cable to use both TwistedTwin construction and in-line joint technology. This makes it stronger and more durable than standard underfloor heating cables. It also removes the bulky hot-to-cold joints seen in other cables, which is one of the primary points of failure resulting from cable installation. This is because most electric underfloor heating cables have a 12mm joint where the heating cable meets the cold cable, this is normally created during a secondary manufacturing process. ThermoSphere Ultimate has in-line joints that are created during the primary manufacturing process. This results in a cable that has a uniform 4mm thickness, can be installed without tools and requires a simple-thumb press into the membrane mat.
Alistair Bell, Founder and Managing Director at ThermoSphere, commented on the award win, “We listen to our customers, look at the challenges they face and take an innovative approach to product design. Our new membrane heating cable removes the need for tools during installation and also removes one of the main causes of repairs or snagging. That’s a massive value-add in general, but in the current economic climate anything that saves time and reduces risk for the installer is very attractive.
“We launched ThermoSphere Ultimate in April 2023 and because we’re so confident in the product, we’re offering a reliability guarantee. If the cable fails in first 12 months due to a manufacturing fault, ThermoSphere will not only replace the system, but we’ll also replace the floor* too.”
To find out more information about ThermoSphere Ultimate visit: https://www.thermosphere.com/products/floor-heating/ultimate