Unique technology

Unique technology history

System IDEAL and System IDEAL ECO board

For years JUPITER have been developing underfloor heating systems that do not require screed. Feedback has shown the desire for faster installation and quicker heating response time.

Our solutions began with the introduction of the JUPITER IDEAL EPS system in 1996. Since its introduction we have increased the density of the polystyrene to 240 kPa, a compressive strength that leads the market.

Gluing Fermacell boards in place

An early development was the use of Fermacell flooring elements on the JUPITER system. This combination has led to an internationally successful relationship between JUPITER and Fermacell and a range of tested and approved underfloor heating constructions.

In 1998 JUPITER launched the IDEAL ECO system on the market. A 150 kPa panel based system manufactured from wood waste fibre with a similar performance to the polystyrene system and the added advantage of acoustic properties. To date, JUPITER is still the only manufacturer of a truly ecological based heating system.

Strongboard and Screed Replacement Tile

In 2000 JUPITER joined forces with a German tile manufacturer in order to produce the ultimate flooring element. This resulted in the Screed Replacement Tile. As tongue & groove ceramic tile, the S.R.T. has very low thermal resistance, is incredibly strong and is only 20mm thick.

More recently JUPITER have developed new, even thinner load bearing substrates suitable for tile, carpet and timber finishes.

Spreading the compound

Having a range of dry underfloor heating system products meant that we had to develop a dry levelling compound too.

The result is a granulated compound made from natural crushed slate. The slate is heated to 1200ยบC which removes nearly two thirds of its original mass. It has superb mechanical properties which remove the risk of it dissipating over time. It can be installed from a minimum of 10mm to a maximum of 100mm. In addition the compound can be sculpted to fall by adding a small amount of cement.