Warm Your Feet With An Electrical Radiant Floor Warming System

Written by bprescottFebruary 7, 2012
Feet Standing On An Electrical Radiant Floor Warming System

Raves for radiant flooring

Tile is a great floor for any bathroom, but one of its drawbacks is obvious when your bare feet hit cold tile. The best solution to this chilling experience is installing an electrical radiant floor warming system before you install new floor tile. In fact, several manufacturers make low-wattage electric resistance mats that can be installed under just about any flooring material.

Some systems are designed to be imbedded in the thinset mortar bed under tile. Other systems can be installed under carpeting, laminate, or vinyl floors. If you have access to the underside of the floor, some systems can even be installed under an existing floor.

The electric heating coils are installed on the underlayment and then covered with thinset mortar and tile. These mats are efficient and consume about 12 watts per square foot of heated area. If you team this flooring with a smart thermostat programmed to turn the heat on during peak-use periods, this level of luxury is truly affordable.

 

From ‘Bathroom Remodeling For Dummies’
Copyright © 2003 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

 

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