What’s the Best Radiant Floor Heating Solution for You? (Part I)
Are you building a home, remodeling a room or retrofitting an existing living space with radiant heat but aren’t sure where to start? Warmzone has plenty of hot options for your next radiant heated floor project, plus the expertise and experience to support you—from budgeting and planning to design and installation.
Heating Tile Floors
The foundation of many Warmzone radiant heat solutions, ComfortTile heat cable is the perfect off-the-spool answer for most custom-shaped floor heating projects, including bathroom floors, kitchen and laundry room surfaces. That’s because ComfortTile cable can be rolled out and configured to fit tight or unique areas other radiant heat products, such as mats or panels, can’t. It has a mere ⅛-inch diameter and can be installed under most floor types, including marble, ceramic tile and slate flooring without floor buildup. And every ComfortTile radiant heated floor system comes complete with GFCI protected thermostat and strapping to secure and properly space the heating cable for safe, easy installation.
Of course, many radiant heat projects lack the dimensional challenges a unique layout presents. For these projects, ComfortTile cable is available in pre-configured mats. ComfortTile mats feature heat cable on an adhesive-backed fiberglass mesh. The cable is pre-spaced to maximize overall performance and take the guesswork out of radiant heated floor installation. ComfortTile floor heating mats can be used in 120 and 240 volt applications, and require only one cold lead connection. The mats are available in various lengths at a width of 24 inches, and are flexible, practical, affordable radiant heat solutions for most homeowners and do-it-yourselfers.
Radiant Heat for Wet and Dry Applications
Are you ready to take radiant heat to the garden level? If you’re looking for a versatile radiant floor heating product that’s safe for use in both wet and dry applications such as basement floors, then Warmzone In-Slab heat cable is for you. Waterproofed and protected by a metal shield, In-Slab heat cable is great for a variety of concrete applications. Featuring an extremely fast response time, In-Slab heat cable produces 10-15 watts per square foot and can efficiently radiate heat through any flooring, from ceramic to marble, hardwood and slate, so it’s good for small and large areas alike.
Part II – Radiant Heated Floors for Every Dimension
Heating Hardwood and Carpeted Areas
To get the best radiant heat system performance and efficiency in laminate or engineered wood floor applications, HeatShield radiant floor heating insulation panels are the way to go. The panels consist of a ½-inch thick polystyrene insulation covered with a thin, specially profiled aluminum that reflects all the heat up through the floor in the most efficient manner possible, so you get a nice, even heat radiating up from the floor that you can feel from your head to your toes. Installation is easy—just lay insulation on the existing floor, clip the panels together and press heat cable into the grooves provided. Then, simply lay the laminate or wood flooring on top.
Installing a HeatShield radiant floor heating system. Looking for a radiant heat solution that can deliver safe, even, efficient heat distribution under a variety of surfaces? From heating tile, to stone, resilient, laminate, hardwood and carpet, no other radiant heating element can match the properties of FloorHeat. Low-voltage, self-regulating FloorHeat is a thin polymer heating element that has no effect on floor buildup, weight loads or flooring choices. It’s easily secured to the subfloor with adhesive, staples or pegs, and can be cut to length and installed under most floor coverings, making it a hassle-free choice for new construction and retrofit radiant heat projects. The system does require the use of a step-down transformer, which converts the line voltage (220 V) to the low voltage (60 V or less).
Retrofitting Floors with Radiant Heat
Installing the RetroHeat floor heating element. It’s never a bad time to purchase and install radiant heated floors, because for every application, Warmzone has the experts and the expertise necessary to take on any radiant heat installation challenge. With RetroHeat, you can reap the same benefits of radiant floor heat without disturbing your existing floors. The RetroHeat under floor heating system consists of heating panels, connection materials, and unique digital thermostat that includes a 16-amp GFCI breaker and floor sensor for accurate programming. Heating panels are available for joists with 12, 16, and 24-inch spacing and can be cut on site and safely stapled between the floor joists to deliver warm, even heat throughout your home.