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Heat Existing Floors

If you can access your floor joists from below, you can easily install energy-efficient radiant heat under your existing floors. The two most highly recommended options are RetroHeat and FloorHeat. Both systems are very affordable and allow you to install radiant heat to existing floors without extensive remodeling or tearing up existing floors.

Though the RetroHeat and FloorHeat radiant floor heating systems feature distinct differences, both systems can be installed quickly and easily. The floor heating elements consist of thin panels that can be cut on site and then stapled between the floor joists. The RetroHeat and FloorHeat systems effectively heat virtually all types of floor surfaces.

Radiant heated laminate floor installed in kitchen. Adding radiant heat to joists of existing floor. Retrofit your tile floor with comfortable radiant heat.

Options for Retrofitting Floors with Electric Radiant Heat

RetroHeat floor heating logo. The RetroHeat radiant floor heating system.
RetroHeat - Radiant Floor Heating System

The RetroHeat floor heating system was designed specifically for providing electric radiant heat to existing floors by accessing the floor joists below. So, if you have open access to your floor joists, now you can add the comfort and efficiency of radiant floor heat to your home. The RetroHeat system can be installed to heat tile, hardwood, laminates and carpeted flooring.

When installing RetroHeat, the heating panels are cut to the required length and then stapled between the floor joists. The panels are available for joists in 12, 16, and 24-inch widths. (Measurements are taken from the center of once joist to the other, not the distance in between the joists.) After stapling the heating panels between the floor joists, the electrical connections are made and common batt insulation is installed underneath the heating element. The insulation enhances the energy efficiency by minimizing heat loss and directing the warmth upwards through the floor.

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.

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FloorHeat radiant floor heating element.
Self-regulating heating elements provide energy-efficient radiant floor heating.
FloorHeat - Low-Voltage Radiant Heat for Existing Floors

FloorHeat is light, thin, flexible and durable, making it a very effective solution for providing radiant heat for existing floors. It can be cut on site and can be used to heat just about any type of floor surface. While FloorHeat is also commonly used for new construction jobs, it is also a popular choice for retrofitting existing floors with radiant heat.

Like the RetroHeat system, FloorHeat is installed between the joists of the existing floor. (The FloorHeat heating elements are available in widths of 9 and 12-inches.)

The polymer heating element can be stapled and nailed through for easy installation. Another attractive feature of FloorHeat is that it is self-regulating. This means that when the ambient temperature rises, electrical resistance increases and the consumption of electricity decreases, creating a win win situation. Energy consumption and costs drop. So it is a very efficient radiant heating system, drawing only the energy required to maintain the ideal temperature.

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Call us today to learn more about heating existing floors (888.488.9276).