Do you think that under floor heated floors are a luxury out of reach? Think again. With Warmup, you can install under floor heating yourself. I’m a stay-at-home mom and was able to do it. See below on how to install under floor heating in your home.
Warmup Underfloor Heating
I am using the Warmup Underfloor Matting Systems to heat my foyer and hallway. I will be using no other heat source for this area as the under floor radiant heat is an efficient means to heat or supplement heating in any room. The Warmup Underfloor Matting System is made for the do-it-yourself homeowner like me. The radiant heat cable is attached to a tough fiberglass mesh that you simply unroll and lay on your floor. There are no special tools required. A pair of heavy duty scissors is all you need to cut the mesh to your room size.
The The Warmup Underfloor Matting System is available in both 120V and 240V, is UL & CSA Approved, and comes with a 30 year transferable warranty. Installing the Warmup Floor Heating Mat is easy enough for any DIY homeowner, although a electrician is required to run power and connect it all through a Warmup programmable thermostat.
How to Install Under Floor Heating
Before I started to install the Warmup Floor Heating Mat, I previously installed Insulation Boards for Radiant Underfloor Heating System. The insulation boards will help keep the warmth in our home and not down through the cement slab floor.
Lay the floor heating mats out before adhering. Lay the first run down. When you reach the edge of the room, cut the mesh (not the wire), then flip the mat around and start the second run. Use the self-adhering tape on the back of the heating mat to adhere to the floor.
You’ll have to tape down any exposed wires made during the turn. From here, you can install your tile with mortar as normal. See an example of that application here with another Warmup Radiant Floor Heating solution.
Use a thin, self leveling compound over the mat and let it dry before laying tiles.
Each Warmup system comes with a temperature probe that relays the floor temperature to the thermostat. This probe is to be positioned toward the center of the flooring for best heating measurements. I’ll go more into the thermostat once we have the tile in place and using this Warmup system.
We used self-leveling cement as an underlayment for our tiles. This also protects the heating wires with an extra layer.
You can see in the photos above how thin the wire is. Warmup uses the toughest and thinnest wire you can buy: 1/8” (2mm), multi-strand core, double-insulated using advanced flouropolymers. It isn’t going to raise the level of your flooring significantly at all.
Once the self-leveling cement dries, we will install our tiles as directed by the manufacturer. Then, we will enjoy toasty warm floors all season long!
Buy Warmup Floor Heating Mat
Find your local reseller of Warmup here. Locally, it is available at All Surface Kitchen & Bath in Medina, Ohio.
This was not a paid post. Opinions were used based on our perceptions and experience. Thank you to Warmup who supplied the product for review and the ongoing relationship with AkronOhioMoms.com. Check out the great selection of products at http://www.warmup.com.