I'm hesitant about which floor to install – wood or porcelain tile heated flooring. I understand that when the heat is on, a tile floor will be better, but since I'm obviously not going to keep the heat on all day, a wood floor will provide me with a warmer temperature the rest of the time. So I don't know to what extent I should do a heated floor.
I would like to know your opinion on this.
Underfloor heating can be used for more than just a few hours.
Its consumption is much lower than other systems because it doesn't heat the water to more than 40 degrees, but you do have to heat the floor to keep it warm, and that's not achieved in half an hour,
Depending on how cold the floor is and how cold the room is, it can take more than 24 hours to reach 20 degrees.
If you want to get warm in a short time, you need to install radiators that heat up to 60 degrees and you can get a warm house in one to two hours.
Put heating through the ceiling, it doesn't work properly, you need more water temperature, you have to insulate all the electrical wiring that goes through the suspended ceiling because the temperature will be very high in the suspended ceiling, even if you have lots of vents, unless you have fans that push hot air to the floor, you can have the suspended ceiling at 35 degrees and be cold in the house and the floor not even have 10 degrees.
For air conditioning, which is to cool the house, it works pretty well.
The heat goes up so the floor heating works very well, the cold goes down so it doesn't work as well through the ceiling.
You can check in your home by placing a thermometer 5 inches above the floor, then halfway up and finally on the ceiling. The difference is very noticeable with radiators, it's barely noticeable with floor heating.
Given your characteristics, I would consider installing ceiling instead of floor heating if possible. Because you have the advantages of underfloor heating without the disadvantages of underfloor heating, and you can put wood on the floor. The disadvantage of underfloor heating is that it takes a long time to heat the house. If it's a weekend, you turn it on on Friday until the hulls gain thermal inertia, at least for a day and a half. With the heating source on the ceiling, after 2 hrs you feel very good, and after 3 hrs you feel perfectly fine.
Heated tile flooring is more electrically conductive, and if you don't lay it all day, it will be cold. Wooden flooring, wood insulates, more energy expenditure, but the touch improves with the environment. If you like to walk around barefoot or in your socks and you're not going to have the heating on all the time, then wood. If you want your house to warm up quickly because you'll be using it occasionally, then porcelain stoneware.