Heat Your Existing Floors

The RetroHeat® floor heating system provides you with the means to enjoy radiant heated floors without having to tear out your existing floors. If you can access your floor joists from below (through a basement or crawl space), you are a perfect candidate for the RetroHeat radiant heated floor system. RetroHeat can be easily installed underneath a variety of existing floor types so you can receive the same benefits of radiant heat without having to take on any major remodeling work, or part with your current floors. RetroHeat consists of heating panels that are thinner than a credit card. These thin, flexible panels can be cut to their proper length on site, then stapled up between the floor joists to effectively provide floor heating at an affordable price.

To learn more about heating your existing floors, call Warmzone® and speak with a floor heating expert today at 888-488-9276.

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Add Radiant Heat to Your Existing Floors

Seeing the need for homeowners who wanted to add radiant heat to their homes, but didn't want to undergo major remodeling or pull up their existing floors, RetroHeat was designed specifically for installing the luxurious comfort of radiant heat under existing floors by accessing the floor from below. If you’re looking to warm some of your home’s current floors, and you have open access to your floor joists, you too can enjoy the comfort and efficiency of radiant heat in your home. The RetroHeat system can be installed to heat a variety of floors, but is most commonly used to heat tile, hardwood, laminates and even carpeted flooring.

RetroHeat is a unique floor heating system that utilizes a near paper-thin heating element (0.16-inch thick) that is effective for warming virtually all types of flooring. When installed correctly, the heating elements provide enough heat to warm rooms or supplement the existing home heating system.

When installing RetroHeat, the lightweight “film” heating panels are cut to the required length and then installed between the floor joists. The panels are available for joists in 12, 16, and 24-inch widths. (Measurements are taken from the center of one joist to the other, not the distance between the joists.) After installing the thin heating panels, the electrical connections are made and common batt insulation is installed over the heating element. The insulation greatly enhances the energy efficiency by virtually eliminating heat loss and directing all the warmth upward through the floor. The under floor radiant heat system is UL approved and carries a generous 25-year warranty.

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RetroHeat for All Types for Floor Surfaces

The RetroHeat floor heating system is one of the best values for installing radiant heat under any existing floor surface, including laminates, hardwood, carpet, and more. If you're looking to add radiant heat to your home, this is an option worth checking out. You may be able to enjoy radiant heat in your bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, or living room if you can access your floor joists from below.

Despite the thin, lightweight properties of the RetroHeat heating element, the system is remarkably effective as a primary heating source for some rooms, but it is typically installed to complement the home's existing heating source. RetroHeat is also relatively easy to install. The innovative system is a popular choice for homeowners looking to add extra comfort in some rooms or problem areas that have notorious cold spots - without having to undertake costly, major remodeling projects. If you can access your floor joists through your basement or crawl space, you have an affordable option for adding radiant heat to your home. Heating panels are available for joists with different widths, and the installation is not difficult. While most ambitious DIY homeowners can install the heating panels and insulation, a qualified electrician must wire the system. (This ensures that the warranty remains valid.)

Energy efficient, maintenance free, and easy to use, the Warmzone RetroHeat radiant floor heating system is an affordable system for heating your home's existing floors. Call a floor heating expert today to learn more, at 888-488-9276.


RetroHeat Floor Heating System Features

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RetroHeat features a very thin, lightweight, heating element (only 0.016-inch thick).

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RetroHeat is easy to install and use.

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RetroHeat, when installed correctly (with insulation) is very efficient. The electrical power is directly transferred to heating the floor and is not wasted.

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

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RetroHeat is one of the top solutions for warming existing floors with radiant heat.

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Because RetroHeat is installed under the floor (between the joists), no floor buildup is necessary.

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The folded down sides of the RetroHeat panel can be stapled and nailed through, making installation much easier than other radiant floor heating system installs. However, it is important to avoid stapling the actual heating element.

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