For those in the know, Ondol is the traditional form of heating employed by our industrious friends the Koreans. Whilst its traditional form saw actual stoves beneath Korean palaces, it is now common practice to have electrically heated floors in the modern Korean home.
However this is not one of those space age Japanese toilets (also heated) where integration into the west is unforeseeable. The modest Ondol has found its way into bathroom renovations. Far from reducing the aesthetic of a bathroom it is barely detectable (besides the obvious warmth) and can be installed in conjunction with practically all the regular surfaces you would choose for your newly renovated bathroom. So consider these Ondol options and consider stepping out of the warm shower and no longer contending with the frigid bathroom floor that winter bears.
Much like your electric stove top, there are coils residing beneath the surface that will provide resistance and thus heat when fed an electric current.
Here we see hot water piped in coils transferring the heat to its surroundings. This may be sourced from your regular hot water supply though size is a consideration. This is normally used in Europe and America where homes have extensive water boilers but not so much in Australia where the climate is warmer.
Other options for heating a room (to be discussed in further posts) are using wall heaters, heated towel rails, IXLs or equivalent.
For further information about the installation of heated floors and any and all bathroom renovations please do not hesitate to call us on (02) 99 675 675.