Civis'Termia, developed by Tau Cerámica in collaboration with the Cecatherm Group, is a heated flooring system that allows the emission -by radiation- of low-temperature heat. Civis'Termia is installed with a maximum thickness of 4 centimeters, and consists of several specialized sheets, which are completely dry-installed: a 2-centimeter thick extruded polystyrene insulation, which prevents heat loss by transmission to the slab; an electrically powered radiant foil (Cecatau type), on which a transparent polyethylene protection sheet is laid; an EPDM anti-impact sheet and, finally, a ceramic coating (DrySystem type).
In addition to its reduced thickness, easy installation and removal, and the good performance of the ceramic in terms of durability and thermal conductivity, the advantages of Civis'Termia correspond, in general, to those of radiant floors: improved acoustic and thermal insulation, low consumption, 'clean' heat without air turbulence, homogeneous heat distribution, and absence of noise.
However, the most innovative aspect of Civis'Termia does not lie in these advantages, but in the possibility of being used in outdoor spaces, as an urban conditioning system. The technological basis of this urban application is the raised technical flooring for outdoor terraces (Waytecsystem) previously developed by Tau, which allows the integration of both the underfloor heating system and all the electrical and voice-data installations, which are hidden, although they can be recorded, under the surface finish. In addition, the telescopic system of the floor supports allows the system to adapt to irregular surfaces and variable slopes.