Frequently Asked Questions - Low-Voltage Floor Heat
|Q:||What is FloorHeat?|
is a thin, flexible, yet
very durable self-regulating polymer heating
element. It is used to provide comfortable
warmth for all types floor surfaces, and comes in a roll (9
and 12-inches wide). The floor heating element can be cut to the
desired length and field-wired on site.
|Q:||Does it require any floor buildup?|
FloorHeat radiant heat systems are
extremely thin, so no floor buildup
or construction alteration is
required. This is not the case with
most other types of radiant floor heating systems.
|Q:||Does FloorHeat use a thermostat? How is it activated?|
|A:|| Each radiant heat
system uses a sleek, programmable
thermostat. The thermostat can
be programmed to measure
floor temperature or air
temperature, or it can be set to be on at desired times.
|Q:||How does FloorHeat and radiant heat affect hardwood flooring?|
FloorHeat is an ideal system
hardwood floors because of its low profile "no-buildup" characteristics
and safe, even heating. FloorHeat is
installed under the hardwood
flooring and nails can be used to secure it
to the floor without causing any
damage to the system. The low-voltage
system produces evenly distributed heat that
has no negative effects on hardwood floors
or any other type
FloorHeat is also an excellent system for heating under carpet, and can be installed directly under the carpet pad.
|Q:||What if I want to heat my existing floor? Can I still use your floor warming system?|
|A:|| Yes. The RetroHeat system and FloorHeat system installs under
existing floors in between floor joists.
Both systems consist of panels
that staple to the sides of the floor
joists. If you have access to
underneath the existing floor, you can
install our our RetroHeat system or
the 9-inch rolls of FloorHeat into the floor
joist. After insulation is installed,
the system forces heat up
through the floors, warming the floor above.
The system can be enough to heat
an entire room, depending on the amount of
heat required to heat the room.
|Q:||What kind of warranty is offered?|
comes with an industry
leading 20-year manufacturer's warranty.
|Q:||How long has FloorHeat been in use?|
FloorHeat was first used over 29
years ago. Since then, thousands of the low-voltage systems
have been installed worldwide and are
still working perfectly.
|Q:||How is FloorHeat secured to the floor?|
FloorHeat is extremely durable. With
a wood subfloor, the heating element can be directly
nailed or stapled through. (However, be sure to avoid nailing through the bus braids at
the sides of the heating element.) With
a concrete subfloor, the FloorHeat can be glued down.
The flooring can be installed directly over the FloorHeat quickly and easily.
A plastic trowel or lathe (not metal) should be
used when applying thinset for tile floors on top of the floor heating element.
|Q:||What kind of floor can I put over FloorHeat?|
|A:||Virtually any floor surface can be installed directly over the FloorHeat heating element. The radiant heat system can be safely installed to heat tile, slate, marble, hardwood, laminates, and even carpeted floors.|
|Q:||Can I use the low-voltage heating element under a metal roof?|
|A:||Yes. Warmzone offers the low-voltage heating element (available in different widths) for
heating roofs and valleys as well as gutter
trace and downspout heating. It is essentially the same
durable heating element as
FloorHeat and is one of the few roof deicing systems that is safe
for heating metal roofs. The thin heating element is discreetly installed under metal roofs
as well as shingles.
Warmzone also offers several other roof
heating options and
gutter trace solutions.
|Q:||Does Warmzone provide detailed layouts for purchased systems?|
|A:||Yes. Warmzone provides detailed layouts for most systems at the price of $0.35 per square foot. (This price is subject to change. Please call 888.488.9276 for more information.)|
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