Low-voltage FloorHeat STEP® Heated Floor Systems

FloorHeat STEP® is a technologically advanced radiant heat system that features an extremely low profile, self-regulating polyethylene heating element. The innovative low-voltage, semi-conductive heating element is extremely rugged, and so versatile that it can be used for a wide variety of indoor and outdoor radiant heat applications.

The low-voltage radiant floor heating element can be discreetly installed under most floor coverings including carpet, hardwood, ceramic tile, and laminates. The flexible heating element is so thin that it will not affect your floor buildup, weight loads, or flooring choices. FloorHeat's unique attributes make it an effective radiant heat choice for new construction projects and can also be used for retrofit floor heating applications by installing the panels between the floor joists from below. To learn more about low-voltage floor heating systems, call Warmzone® and speak with a floor heating expert today at 888-488-9276.


Heating Hardwood and Laminate FloorsLow-voltage FloorHeat STEP system being installed to heat bathroom floor

Low-voltage for Heating Hardwood Floors

FloorHeat features a self-regulating, semi-conductive polyethylene heating element (available in rolls 9 and 12-inches wide), that can be easily installed for effective, energy-efficient floor heating applications. The lightweight polymer heating element is so thin that no floor buildup is required, and it won't affect your floor's weight load. The durable, self-regulating radiant heating system provides safe, even heat distribution, making this system an especially attractive option for heating hardwood floors.

This innovative floor heating system has been installed in homes and businesses for nearly two decades, proving itself to be a favorite among many professional installers. Because the FloorHeat STEP's unique heating element is self-regulating, you can be assured that the system not only provides safe warmth for your floors, but that it is very efficient as well.

Low-voltage for Laminate Floor Heating

The FloorHeat STEP floor heating element is available in different widths and sold in rolls. The low-voltage floor heating system can efficiently heat just about any type of floor, but its qualities make it particularly well suited for installation under laminate and hardwood floor surfaces.

FloorHeat STEP's flexible, yet very durable heating element, can be cut to length on the job site. The innovative polymer heating element can even be nailed or stapled to the subfloor (for nailed hardwood applications) without damaging it. (However, take note to avoid nailing thru the bus braids along the sides of the heating panels.) The durability and versatility of the element facilitates quick, simple installation and energy-efficient, evenly distributed warmth for your floors.

In-floor Heat for Carpeted Floors

Would you like to add luxurious warmth to your carpet floors? FloorHeat STEP radiant floor heating elements can be safely placed directly under carpet flooring surfaces, making this an excellent heating system for warming carpeted floors. The heating element can be installed quickly and easily. Call a floor heating expert today to learn more, at 888-488-9276.

Low-voltage FloorHeat STEP Features and Benefits

Low-voltage FloorHeat STEP heating element
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FloorHeat STEP features a thin, durable 9- or 12-inch wide flexible heating element that can be cut to length on the job site.

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FloorHeat can be placed closer to the surface than most other radiant floor heating systems.

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FloorHeat is self-regulating, so it draws only the energy required to maintain the ideal temperature.

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FloorHeat is 100% efficient, meaning that all the electrical power is transferred directly to heat.

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FloorHeat can be installed under almost any flooring, including: hardwood, tile, carpet, laminates, vinyl, and marble, etc.

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FloorHeat is ideal for renovation/retrofit applications as well as new construction projects.

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FloorHeat is so thin that no surface buildup is necessary.

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Low-voltage FloorHeat STEP System Components

The Power Unit
Low-voltage FloorHeat STEP system transformer

The power unit, together with the step-down transformer, converts line voltage to low voltage. The advanced circuitry in the power unit regulates the system, ensuring safe, accurate, and optimal performance.

Because FloorHeat STEP operates on low-voltage it does not require a ground fault switch. For typical applications, the system is normally connected to a 24-volt transformer, but FloorHeat can also be powered by solar or wind-power sources. The FloorHeat STEP radiant floor heating system is maintenance free, easily zoned and extremely energy efficient.

The Activation DeviceLow-voltage FloorHeat STEP system TOUCH thermostat

Warmzone floor heating thermostats are 100 percent automated, allowing you to save energy as well as have the radiant floor heating system activate and shut off when desired. You can program the floors to warm just before you get up each morning and then shut off as you leave for work. Then the system can activate again, just prior to you returning home from work.

Thermostats with an in-floor sensor (to measure floor temperature) and thermostats with ambient sensors (that detect room temperature) are available from Warmzone.

Warmzone’s STEP Touch® Thermostat saves energy and allows you to maintain the radiant floor heating system to the desired temperature level. FloorHeat STEP is self-regulating and cannot overheat; therefore it is as if you had a sensor over the whole floor surface. Although the heating system does not require a control unit, except for an on/off switch, the ideal floor heating solution is to install a thermostat and external sensor.

The Touch Thermostat can be used in conjunction with the regulator on the STEP Power Supply, with the STEP AC Controller or with a DC Controller.

The Heating Element
Low-voltage FloorHeat STEP system heating element

Manufactured in the United States (ISO 9001 certified manufacturer), the FloorHeat STEP radiant heating element is a unique, low-voltage, flexible polymer heating element that comes in different widths. The element features a thin profile and can be cut on site; and because the heating element is self-regulating, it is very efficient. When the ambient temperature rises, the electrical resistance in the heating element increases, lowering the consumption of electricity. As the element gets warmer, less electricity passes through it, ensuring that the FloorHeat system will not overheat, making this one of the safest, most energy-efficient systems on the market.

The flexible polymer heating element is also not affected by weight loads or people walking on it during the installation. The versatile floor heating panel is commonly used for renovation as well as new construction projects, and because of its thin profile, there is no need for any floor buildup. The FloorHeat STEP system can be installed to effectively warm all types of floors, including, tile, stone, hardwood, laminate, resilient and carpet, etc. The low-voltage radiant heating element makes FloorHeat STEP an excellent radiant heating choice for safely heating hardwood floors. This same polymer heating element is also used for roof de-icing applications, and is one of the few - and best - solutions for heating metal roofs.

Low-voltage FloorHeat STEP Installation Tips and Info

Product Literature

Low-voltage FloorHeat STEP Floor Heating Systems
FloorHeat STEP Floor Heating System Data Sheet FloorHeat STEP Product Guide FloorHeat STEP Installation Manual FloorHeat STEP TOUCH Thermostat Installation Guide Warmzone Products and Services Brochure

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