Underfloor heating market : Regional analysis and main players

Underfloor heating is a heating system in which hot water is circulated through pipes installed on the floor of a room. The heat generated by the pipes heats the floor above them, which heats the room. 

In 2021, the market value of underfloor heating was USD 4.70 billion, and by 2030 it will reach USD 8.97 billion, growing at a 7.44% CAGR during the forecast period. 

Growing awareness of the advantages of the technology and the rising need for renewable energy is the primary drivers propelling market expansion. However, the presence of highly skilled workers could limit market expansion.

In a report on energy use in buildings, the International Energy Agency (IEA) predicted that domestic appliances would use more energy by 2030, with Asia-Pacific having the greatest consumption. Furthermore, the growing awareness of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources will substantially impact the future demand for underfloor heating systems. These energy and heating options can significantly reduce carbon emissions while assisting in achieving renewable energy goals.

Market Dynamics


The growing awareness of energy-efficient cooling systems drives the expansion of the worldwide underfloor heating industry. For instance, underfloor heating uses between 15% and 20% less energy than conventional techniques. As a result, these solutions also aid in lowering a building’s overall carbon footprint.

New infrastructure development investments in developed and emerging nations drive the demand for such solutions. For instance, the government of the United Kingdom (UK) announced in March 2020 a five-year plan to spend more than USD 792.51 billion on infrastructure development. On the other side, China’s cabinet said in January 2022 that it would quicken the pace of 102 significant infrastructure projects included in its infrastructure development plan for 2021–25.


The two most significant barriers to the general expansion of this sector are higher prices and a longer heating time. Forbes reports that UFH costs roughly USD 28,000 on average, USD 35,000 on average for the highest pricing, and USD 20,000 or less for the lowest price.


The market will offer a wide range of opportunities for its growth in the future due to the rising demand for digitalization brought on by swift technological advancements, such as the production of smart meters, home automation systems, demand-based heating solutions, smart infrastructure, smart buildings, etc.

Market Segmentation

By Offering

By offering, the underfloor heating market is segmented into hardware and service.

On the basis of offering, the hardware segment led the entire market in 2020. This is because more hardware is being used in underfloor heating systems for new construction projects. The hardware includes heating pipes, sensors, cables, distribution systems, and controlled interfaces.

By Product Type

On the basis of product, the market is segment into hydronic underfloor heating and electric underfloor heating.

Regarding product type, the hydronic underfloor heating segment was the biggest market, with 70.23% of the revenue share in 2020. The hydronic underfloor heating system is consider economical and energy efficient for heating bigger areas. They are use on various floor surfaces, including stone, slate, marble, wood, carpet, and various types of tiles, which boosts the overall growth of this market. 

By Installation Type

On the basis of installation, the market is segment into new installation and retrofit installation.

In terms of installation type, the new installation segment ruled the entire market in 2020. The demand for new underfloor heating installations has increased globally due to numerous government initiatives to invest in the construction of smart cities with green buildings in developed countries, which in turn is significantly fuelling the growth of this segment.

By Application

By Application, the underfloor heating market is segmented into commercial, industrial, residential, healthcare, sports & entertainment, and others.

On the basis of Application, the residential segment held the maximum position in the market with 60.21% of the revenue share in 2020. The key factor stimulating the demand for underfloor heating in a residential application is the rise in investment in green buildings. Also, rising consumer awareness of underfloor heating’s energy-saving features will offer numerous growth prospects in the future. 

Regional Analysis 

Europe led the regional market for underfloor heating in 2020 with USD 2,156.0 million in revenue and will reach USD 3,741.2 million by 2028. The demand for underfloor heating is primarily drive by the increase in green construction and renovation projects in Europe. Furthermore, because underfloor heating systems are eco-friendly and energy-efficient, strict government rules to combat global warming will create growth prospects for the industry.

Key Players 

  • Rehau
  • Uponor
  • Daikin
  • Danfoss
  • Robert Bosch
  • nVent Electric
  • Honeywell
  • Emerson
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Resideo Technologies Inc.
  • Siemens
  • Thermosoft International

In 2021, the market value of underfloor heating was USD 4.70 billion. And by 2030 it will reach USD 8.97 billion, growing at a 7.44% CAGR during the forecast period. The market is growing due to the increased need for affordable heat solutions, strong government support, awareness of underfloor heatings. And the high level of comfort and flexibility provided by underfloor heating systems.

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