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WarmlyYours TempZone Easy Mat 2' x 4' 120V Electric Radiant Floor Heating Kit With nSpire Touch Programmable Touchscreen Thermostat For Bathtub Entry Area

WarmlyYours TempZone Easy Mat 2' x 4' 120V Electric Radiant Floor Heating Kit With nSpire Touch Programmable Touchscreen Thermostat For Bathtub Entry Area

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TempZone™ Easy Mats are used to provide targeted “spot heating” in high-traffic areas under tile, stone, marble, or LVT flooring. Heating only the areas you use most helps to cut down on both material and operating costs without sacrificing comfort.

These twin-conductor mats are easy to install as they require no cutting— simply unroll it, attach it onto the subfloor, embed it in the adhesive (thin-set or self-leveling cement), and finally install the floor covering. 

This floor warming kit is specifically designed to provide radiant heat for the area in front of (or beside) a bathtub. The included heating mat can be installed on the floor directly in front of the bathtub entry area to keep it warm and comfortable. This type of heating, where the warming system is installed under the most commonly used areas of a floor, is known as spot heating. This kind of heating is an extremely efficient way to incorporate the luxury and comfort of a traditional full coverage floor heating system while cutting down on both material and running costs. The heating elements in this kit are extremely easy to embed under some of the most commonly heated floor coverings like tile, marble, stone, or luxury vinyl tile/plank. This kit also comes with a Circuit Check electric continuity alarm which will alert you if the heating cables are damaged during installation. Additionally, the included thermostat comes with an included floor sensor and an attractive 3.5” full-color touchscreen, which makes it easy to use. The programmable thermostat can be set up with 6 separate temperature events per day, which means you can customize your comfort while cutting down on operating costs.

Is Electric Floor Heating Energy Efficient?

The answer is yes, electric radiant floor heating is a very efficient way to provide heat. Electric floor heating systems use electrical resistance to generate heat that is then radiated to the solid objects in a room. This means much less wasted energy than in other forms of heating like forced air, because the solid objects heated by floor heating systems will retain their energy longer than hot air will. Also, due to the nature of electric floor heating, most users report being comfortable at a lower air temperature setting than if they used a forced air system exclusively, which can translate into significant energy savings.

However, while electric radiant floor heating is very cost effective, it still uses electricity. The operating cost for your floor heating system will depend on a few things like the size of your system, the temperature you're trying to achieve, and the cost of electricity in your area.

We’ve Talked About Energy Efficiency, Cost Efficiency, and Application, but What About the Most Important Part: Luxury

Electric radiant floor heating is a luxurious experience that has to be felt to be understood. In a regular bathroom, you know that the moment you touch your toes on the tile a shiver will go up your spine. Turning up the furnace or laying down bath mats (so you don’t have to touch the floor) are only partially effective solutions to this problem.

Electric radiant floor heating makes it so that the instant your feet meet the tile, stone, or laminate in your bathroom, they will feel a sensation of warmth.And, because the radiant heat rises from the electric floor heating to warm the objects in the room, you won't have to make a mad dash for the towel to warm your body. You can enjoy your bathroom because electric radiant floor heating has turned a frigid space into a toasty and enjoyable room of relaxation. And if electric radiant floor heating can give you the comfort and luxury that you’re looking for—and do it at such an unbelievable cost and with such easy installation—then why would you ever pick anything other than electric floor heating?

Flooring Types and Electric Floor Heating

The type of floor you want to use with your electric radiant floor heating system will have a huge impact on the floor heating system. This is because every floor is made of different materials and has unique construction methods. For example, tile floors need to be paired with electric floor heating that is embedded in the same thinset or self-leveling cement that adheres the tile to the subfloor. On the other hand, floating wood floors require adhesive-free electric floor heating systems that are designed for that application. With our expansive product portfolio and our decades of experience in the industry, we’ll be able to identify the right electric floor heating systems for your project.

☑ Did you know that in an average year, about 88% of all electric floor heating projects for WarmlyYours involve tile floors?

☑ In recent years, two of the fastest growing flooring types for pairing with electric radiant floor heating have been vinyl (specifically Luxury Vinyl Tile) and wood (largely nailed hardwood).

☑ Bathrooms and kitchens are the two most popular rooms for electric radiant floor heating. In a typical year, bathrooms will make up over half of all the projects that use floor heating systems.

What's Included

  • TempZone™ Easy Mat
  • Circuit Check 
  • nSpire Touch Programmable Touchscreen Thermostat
  • Floor Sensor

Not Included

  • Bathtub, Sink, Faucet, And Other Bathroom Accessories 


  • Excellent option for targeted spot-heating
  • Easy set-and-go installation method
  • Heat output of 15-watts per sq. ft.
  • 1/8” thickness won’t significantly increase floor height
  • The heating cable is a twin conductor and energy efficient
  • Covered by our unbeatable 25-year No Nonsense™ Warranty
  • Wet Location and UL Listed for both US and Canada
  • Circuit Check available to ensure fault-free installation

Why Install Electric Floor Heating?

 ☑ Comfort

The number one reason to install electric floor heating under a new floor is absolutely the comfort, a heated floor is literally a luxury you can feel but you probably already knew that.

☑ Safe

The number one reason to install electric floor heating under a new floor is absolutely the comfort, a heated floor is literally a luxury you can feel but you probably already knew that.

☑ Affordable

Electric floor heating is inexpensive if you put it in while you’re already replacing or installing a floor. In fact, the cost of electric floor heating systems is as low as $5 per square foot. Unlike hydronic systems, electric floor heating systems don't require expensive pumps or water heaters. Additionally, According to Zillow, homes with heated floors typically sell for 3.2% more.

☑ Flexible

Electric radiant floor heating can be used as your primary heat source or as a way to add supplemental heat to rooms that are tricky to heat like the basement or a room above a garage.

☑ Clean

Electric radiant floor heating is a very clean heat since it doesn’t rely on forced air, which can circulate dust and other allergens.

☑ Forced Air Alternative

Floor heating systems aren't loud like a central furnace, don't dry out the air, and require no regular maintenance.

☑ Saves  Energy

Electric radiant floor heating has higher levels of energy efficiency than central air systems because it heats the people and objects in the room directly via infrared heat. Floor heating systems are also inexpensive to operate, you can heat a typical bathroom for pennies a day. 

☑ Easy-to-Use Thermostats

The secret to any great heating system is a great control and we've got an entire line of them for our electric floor heating systems.



    Amps 1 A
    Battery 5-year battery backup of clock and calendar
    Circuits Required 1
    Cold Lead Wire Gauge 17 AWG
    Connection 4 wires, double pole
    Connection Method Hardwired
    Dual Voltage +
    Floor Load 0.1 kW
    Ground Fault Protection GFCI, Class A, 5 mA
    Maximum Current 15 A
    Maximum Power 1800 W @ 120 V, 3120 W @ 208 V, 3600 W @ 240 V
    Ohms 120 Ohm
    Supply 120 VAC - 50/60Hz, 240 VAC - 50/60Hz
    Voltage 120 VAC
    Watts 120 W
    Watts Per Sq. Ft. 15 Watts Per Sq. Ft.

    Product Dimensions

    Cold Lead Length 15'
    Coverage 8 sqft
    Heating Element Thickness 0.125″
    Depth 0.1″
    Installed Depth 0.75"
    Length 4'
    Width 2'
    Weight 2.76 lbs


    Floor Sensor Compatibility 10k ohms, 12k ohms and custom
    Included Floor Sensor 10k ohms, 15' lead


    Color White


    Floor Types Commonly installed beneath tile and stone


    BTU Per Hour 409


    Display Backlit Display
    Display Size 2″ W x 3″ H (3.5″ Diagonal)
    Languages English, French, Spanish


    UPC (GTIN-12) 881308063337

    Packaging Dimensions

    Shipping Width 7"
    Shipping Height 7"
    Shipping Length 25"
    Shipping Weight 3.76 lbs

    Warranty / Certifications

    Approvals cULus listed
    Warranty 25 years
    Wet Location Listed US, Canada

    WarmlyYours’ 25-Year No Nonsense™ Warranty is the most comprehensive warranty in the industry. In the event of a defect, we cover not only the repair or replacement of the TempZone™ system but ALSO any labor costs AND flooring materials required to perform the repair. We do not cover the cost of flooring that needs to be replaced in the event of a repair necessitated due to damage. If a product is damaged by a power surge, that would not be covered by our warranty.


    General Publications


    Operation Manuals

    Project Planners

    Technical Information

    Technical Specifications

    Wiring Diagrams

    Technical Support


    Sell Sheets


    Case Studies


    WarmlyYours Introduction to TempZone™ Easy Mats

    WarmlyYours TempZone Easy Mat Floor Heating Kit

    WarmlyYours Tempzone Flex Roll Cut & Turn

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I work with my electrician to install WarmlyYours electric floor heating?


    While WarmlyYours electric radiant floor heating systems are typically installed by your floor covering contractor, a licensed electrician is recommended for the final thermostat hook-up. With every quote, we provide an Installation Plan layout, together with an electrical plan that has all the info required for the electrician.
    Is electric floor heating safe and what about EMF?


    Our electric radiant floor heating systems have withstood rigorous safety testing and earned the UL listing. They produce much less EMF than common household appliances like your TV or vacuum cleaner. The EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) tests all electrical devices and publishes the data. Many common household appliances are tested at a distance of 6 inches. The test results indicate that on average, the EMF emitted for the following appliances, measured in Milligauss (mG) units, is: Vacuum Cleaner: 300 mG Microwave: 200 mG Portable Heater: 100 mG Dishwasher: 20 mG Washing Machine: 20 mG WarmlyYours TempZone™ (Twin): 1.8 mG
    How can I determine what I need for my floor heating project and how can I find out what my floor heating system will cost?


    You can use the Instant Quote Tool, which gives you many options for your floor heating coverage. Use this interactive tool to design your room online and receive an instant quotation with product recommendations, rough-in and installation kits, cost of your control, etc. Planning your floor heating project is made easy when using our Instant Quote Tool.
    What type of flooring can I install along with an electric floor heating system?


    WarmlyYours’ TempZone™ product is most commonly installed under tile, stone, and marble flooring, but can also be installed under many other popular floor covering options such as hardwood, vinyl and linoleum. We also have our Environ system, which is an electric floor heating product as well and is specially designed for installation under carpet (in the U.S. only), laminate and floating wood. WarmlyYours can accommodate any flooring type with either of the electric radiant floor heating products that we offer.
    How do you keep a sunroom warm in the winter?


    Sunrooms can be very cold during the winter months. While a furnace may push some warm air into the room, the large number of windows, exterior walls, and other causes of heat loss in a sunroom will typically keep it from having a comfortable temperature level. Floor heating and radiant panels will add radiant heat, which the human body absorbs faster than other forms of heat, to the room so that it feels warm even at lower temperatures.
    How do I know if I am installing my electric floor heating system properly?


    Please keep in mind that you must check your electric floor heating system with a digital ohmmeter in conjunction with a Circuit Check™. Take an initial reading as soon as you take the product out of the box to verify that it is within -5% / +10% of the values stated on the product’s label. This will give you a basis of comparison for future readings. Take a second reading once you have positioned the system to match your custom installation plan. It is also advisable to take an additional reading in the middle of the tile installation, just to make sure that the Circuit Check™ is doing its job. Then, take a final reading when you are finished with the floor installation and are ready to hook up the thermostat. The Circuit Check™ is a tool developed by WarmlyYours to give you peace of mind and ensure trouble-free installations. Simply hook up the cold leads to the tool while you position the system to match your custom installation plan. The Circuit Check™ will continuously monitor the continuity of the circuit during the installation of your system and during the installation of your flooring. The Circuit Check™ beeps immediately when a short in the system is detected, alerting you to a potentially damaged cable in the area you are working, before you lay the tile over the electric floor heating system.
 The WarmlyYours technical support team is available 24/7 to provide assistance if the alarm sounds, or if you would have any questions during your installation.
    Can I heat luxury vinyl tile/planks in the kitchen?


    Yes, our TempZone Heating Products can be used for heating luxury vinyl tile or luxury vinyl planks in any indoor application.
    What type of floor preparation is required for Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) and radiant heating?


    The subfloor will need to be prepared as per the instructions of the self-leveling cement (SLC) used. Please note that most self-leveling products require the use of a primer as specified by the SLC company.
    Should I be concerned about electric floor heating melting the toilet connection's wax ring?


    To prevent any overheating, we recommend that you do not install any electric radiant floor heating elements closer than 4" from the wax ring.
    Is the TempZone™ floor heating system safe?


    Yes. The WarmlyYours TempZone™ floor heating system has withstood rigorous safety testing by the Underwriter's Laboratory and has received UL listing for the U.S. as well cUL certification for Canada. WarmlyYours offers thermostats that carry the CSA Mark and the UL listing, which certifies that the product has been tested under extreme conditions and meets applicable standards for safety and/or performance in the U.S. and Canada. All WarmlyYours thermostats contain a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) which provides fail-safe protection against an electrical shock.
    Will the flooring manufacturer still warrant with electric floor heating underneath?


    Always check with the flooring manufacturer to see what they will cover when it comes to floor heating. In most cases there will be a floor temperature limit - this can be programmed into a programmable or smart thermostat. Check for installation instructions and requirements before adding floor heating.
    Can I have one thermostat for my open floor kitchen, dining room and living room?


    We usually recommend that you have an individual thermostat for each room. However, if it's an open floor plan and your local electrical code allows you to have one controller for the whole area, then it's definitely possible to have it all controlled from one thermostat.
    If I have extra cold lead wire, can I trim off what I don't need for my installation?


    Yes. Unlike the heating cable for electric floor heating, the cold lead wires can be trimmed or lengthened with additional lead wire which can be purchased from WarmlyYours.
    Should I add insulation before installing electric floor heating and how will that affect the system's performance?


    When installing electric floor heating over a concrete slab, insulating underlayments like CeraZorb and Cork are highly recommended to ensure efficient operation, faster heating times and warmer floor temperatures.
    What temperature should I set my heated floor to?


    The perfect room or floor temperature is always going to be a personal preference. However, we do see that our customers will usually set their floor temperature to somewhere in the 80°F to 84°F range.
    What is the maximum temperature for Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) when it comes to in-floor heating?


    This is stated in the Installation Manual of the LVT product when purchased. On average, this maximum temperature will fall between 80°F and 83°F. This number can then be used to program the thermostat during setup to set the floor's maximum temperature.
    Do I need insulation when installing an electric floor heating system over a concrete slab?


    When WarmlyYours electric floor heating systems are being installed on a concrete slab, we strongly recommend adding a layer of insulation over the slab prior to installing the system. While our electric floor heating provides up to 25% more heating power per square foot than many of our competitors, the slab will always act as a "heat sink." Some of the heat that would otherwise be transferred to the flooring surface will remain in the slab, causing the floor’s surface temperature to be considerably lower. This is true with any electric radiant floor heating system. When installed on top of a concrete slab without insulation, it is generally accepted that electric floor heating will take the chill away from the floor and provide a small amount of warmth. Adding insulation on top of the slab and beneath any electric radiant floor heating system will allow a greater percentage of the heat generated to transfer to the flooring surface. This results in greater efficiency and therefore faster warm up times, higher expected surface temperatures and lower energy usage. The floor will have the capacity to warm to a comfortable temperature, and in some cases can be employed as the primary heat source for that room. The recommended types of insulation are natural cork, insulated tile backer boards and insulated underlayment, such as CeraZorb synthetic cork.
    Can I put electric floor heating in the shower?


    Yes, we have TempZone Shower and Bench mats with sizes designed specifically for shower installation and they are wet location listed for for installing electric radiant floor heating to a shower.
    How much does it cost to run an electric floor heating system?


    The answer to this question will depend on a whole host of variables related to electric floor heating, including, but not limited to, the run time (for supplemental heating, we usually recommend between 4-8 hours per day), the electric radiant floor heating system you're using, the total square footage, and your local electrical cost. Typically, the cost is just a few cents a day. To figure out how much electric floor heating might cost to run for you, make sure to use our interactive Operating Cost Calculator.
    Do I have to replace my floor to install electric floor heating?


    Yes. While there are some floor heating systems that can be installed beneath floor joists, most electric radiant floor heating systems will need to be installed beneath the floor itself. This is why the best time to install electric floor heating is during a remodel or as a part of a new construction, when a floor is being installed anyways. If you're interested in alternative radiant heating methods, check out our Radiant Panels, which are wall-mounted and use infrared technology to provide supplemental heating.
    Would the installation process be different if Luxury Vinyl Tile was installed in a bathroom?


    No. A bathroom floor would be installed in the same way. Our TempZone floor heating systems are wet-location listed and ideal for bathroom floors.
    What thickness is required for self-leveling cement when installing floor heating for Luxury Vinyl Tile?


    We suggest the heating product be embedded in 1/2" of self-leveling cement (SLC). Always check with the manufacturer for specific recommendations.
    Does the heat cause any shrinkage, expansion, or warping of the vinyl flooring?


    If the flooring manufacturer has a warranty for electric floor heating, it should not be adversely affected by shrinkage, expansion, or warping. Again, it will depend on the brand and construction of the product. Some manufacturers may place limitations on the maximum floor heating temperature. To minimize expansion and contraction, some Luxury Vinyl Tile companies require heating the flooring to a continuous heating level with "setback" temperatures (lower temperature settings during the day and overnight) kept to a minimum. While radiant heating can affect the expansion and contraction of the floor, the most overlooked and important factor is the relative humidity in the space, so a humidifier or dehumidifier may be needed.
    What voltage does WarmlyYours floor heating systems utilize?


    The floor heating systems are offered in both 120 volt and 240 volt for the North American market. A 208 volt breaker panel can also accommodate our 240 volt floor heating system. It is important to note that the energy consumption will be the same: a 240 volt system will not cost more to operate than a 120 volt system. You are billed in kilowatts, and the 120 volt and 240 volt systems use the same amount of kilowatts. WarmlyYours often specifies a 120 volt system in smaller projects while a 240 volt system is typically recommended for larger projects (120 square feet of electric floor heating coverage or more). The benefit of switching to a 240 volt system is the reduction in amperage. Our programmable thermostat can control a radiant floor system up to 15 amps. The 120 volt system will reach 15 amps at 120 square feet of electric floor heating coverage. However, the 240 volt system will reach 15 amps at 240 square feet of electric floor heating coverage, allowing a much larger system to be connected to the thermostat. For installations over 240 square feet, a relay contactor or power modules are needed.
    How effective are radiant electric floor under 3/4" wood flooring?


    For best results, we recommend a 1”- 1.5” maximum distance between the heating cable and the top of the floor. Nailed down hardwood will require sleepers to run the cable safely between board nails. Be sure to use 3/8" to 3/4" of self-leveling cement to embed the heating element.
    Can the floor heating be set to turn on at certain times when we know we will use those areas and need heating?


    Yes, with our programmable thermostats, you can choose which days and times the floor heating turns on for your comfort. With a Smart thermostat, you can also control these options from your phone while away from home.
    How will electric floor heating affect my wood floor?


    WarmlyYours nSpiration controls are equipped with an in-floor sensor to precisely control the floor's temperature to comply with the wood manufacturer's temperature recommendation.
    Can you heat under the appliances, fixtures, or furniture in a laundry room, mudroom, or utility room?


    No, it is recommended that floor heating only be installed in the areas that you will walk on. Heat can become trapped if installed under objects that do not offer enough clearance for air to circulate (such as a washer or dryer).
    What is the total power/amperage that the electric floor heating system draws and does this system need a dedicated circuit?


    The amount of amperage draw depends upon how large the area is that you are heating. For coverage of areas less than 30 square feet, the system will draw less than 3 or 4 amps. If you have a larger area over 120 square feet of heated space, then you may need a larger breaker plus additional controls. No matter what the size of the area you choose to heat, we recommend a dedicated circuit for your electric radiant floor heating system.
    Can I use electric floor heating as a primary heat source?


    Yes, in most cases, an electric floor heating system can be effective as a primary heat source. However, our TempZone™ and Environ™ systems are most commonly used as a secondary heat source, providing floor-to-ceiling radiant heat to any room in your home where you desire more warmth and comfort.
    Can this floor heating be used on existing hardwood floors?


    No, most in-floor heating is designed to be added to new flooring. If you do have existing wood floors you would like to add radiant heating to - it is possible to do so with an under-joist heating system.
    I have too much / too little of the TempZone™ product for the space I want to heat. Can I trim or add more heating cable?


    No. Never cut the heating cable. The floor heating cable is designed with a very specific resistance in order to consistently maintain heating at the chosen wattage per square foot. Trimming the heating cable would lower the resistance of the cable causing the system to overheat. Adding heating cable to the system would raise the resistance and the system would not heat properly.
    What is the typical operating cost of a TempZone™ floor heating system?


    The actual cost of operating your floor heating system will vary depending upon a number of factors including the cost of electricity in your area and the length of time you run your system. The WarmlyYours TempZone™ Flex Roll electric floor heating system, for example, uses 15 watts per square foot. Based on a national average electricity rate of $.10/kW/hr, the approximate operating cost of an average bathroom using this system, measuring 8' x 10' would be between $.16 - $.21 cents a day. This cost is based on running your system a full 8 hours per day. Try our Operating Cost Calculator for a quick estimate.
    What is the warranty for the TempZone™ floor heating system? Do you warrant the cost of replacing the flooring installed on top of the system? What if there was a surge that damaged the system?


    WarmlyYours’ 25-Year No Nonsense™ Warranty is the most comprehensive warranty in the industry. In the event of a defect, we cover not only the repair or replacement of the TempZone™ system, but ALSO any labor costs AND flooring materials required to perform the repair. We do not cover the cost of flooring that needs to be replaced in the event of a repair necessitated due to damage. If a product is damaged by a power surge, that would not be covered by our warranty
    Do I need to apply a layer of thinset over the subfloor first?


    Yes, using a square-notch trowel (1/4” x 1/4” or larger), apply a layer of thinset to the subfloor area which will later be covered by the WarmlyYours TempZone™ Flex Roll, Easy Mat or Custom Mat.
    Is a filler needed on the rest of the floor to space the flooring up to the same level?


    The TempZone™ twin conductor cable present in our TempZone™ products is comprised of a double-insulated, coaxial heating cable. The total thickness of the system can be between ⅛” and 5/32” thick and will not noticeably affect the height of your installed flooring. The heating system is encased in 3/8" of modified thinset or Self leveling underlayment. You simply use that 3/8" layer throughout the space, eliminating any need for fillers.
    Is installing a floor heating system for LVT the same as for ceramic or porcelain tile?


    Yes, Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) is typically installed over the embedded heating element using self-leveling cement (SLC). Many people choose to use SLC when installing tile over floor heating. We do not suggest using thinset to encase the heating wires with LVT, as it is very difficult to get thinset completely flat.
    Which LVT, WPC or Solid Core product can be paired with radiant heating? Is there a list of manufacturers who still provide a warranty when pairing with radiant floor heating?


    LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile), WPC (Wood Plastic Composite), and Solid Core all fall into the category of "vinyl flooring." These flooring types can be rated for floor heating, but will completely depend on the manufacturer's guidelines. Please look in the installation manual and warranty documents of the product you're interested in to see if and what types of heating are allowed. As for a list of manufacturers - many do provide a warranty for their products when properly installed with floor heating. The list of these is ever-changing, so please be sure to check with the flooring manufacturer for current recommendations.
    Can I put furniture on top of underfloor heating?


    Yes, but any furniture that may trap heat, such as pieces with an enclosed bottom, should be avoided. Furniture on legs with a clearance of at least 3" is permissible.
    How do I prepare my living room for extreme cold?


    Having floor heating installed and set to a higher temperature during particularly cold days will help to maintain a comfortable temperature level by providing supplemental heat.
    How can I make my living room feel warmer?


    Simply set your floor heating thermostat to a comfortable temperature to maintain a nice warm floor. Your room will feel warmer and, typically, your furnace will cycle less often.
    Should you leave underfloor heating on all the time?


    An electric underfloor heating system doesn't need to be left on all the time. The system can be completely turned off or set back to a lower temperature when not in use. If you have a programmable floor heating thermostat, then the system can also be set to operate only during specific times.
    An electric underfloor heating system doesn't need to be left on all the time. The system can be completely turned off or set back to a lower temperature when not in use. If you have a programmable floor heating thermostat, then the system can also be set to operate only during specific times.


    The most important factor for the wood floor chosen is structural stability. According to the USDA Forest Service, this list shows most dimensionally stable to least: Mesquite Australian Cypress Teak Santos Mahogany American Cherry South Yellow Pine Douglas Fir American Walnut Brazilian Cherry Hard Maple Red Oak True Hickory American Beech Engineered is the most structurally stable compared to natural hardwood, so it will work the best with floor heating. If you do want to go with Hardwood, quartersawn or riftsawn narrow planks are the most structurally stable and would work best for this application. Overall the most important factor for the room is relative humidity. Keeping a consistent humidity and temperature in the home will help wood floors last for many years to come.
    Is the waterproofing above or below the heating wire?


    Waterproofing for the room is in the layer above the floor heating system. The layers for waterproofing this type of floor are: subfloor thinset uncoupling membrane tempzone heating cable waterproofing tape for seams and corners thinset or self leveling cement tile floor
    Do you have a separate thermostat for the shower?


    Bathrooms designed with shower and floor heating will include only one thermostat by default. But it is possible to design with a thermostat for each zone if desired. Installing a separate thermostat for the shower area can help reduce cost and energy usage. This also allows you to heat the bathroom floor alone for everyday use and only heat the shower area when needed.
    Are the current thermostat models more humidity resistant?


    Our thermostats are indoor rated. So long as they are kept within normal indoor humidity levels, they will continue to operate optimally. These thermostats are not rated to be installed in wet areas, steam rooms, or rooms with abnormal humidity levels or poor ventilation.
    Will the installation of a TempZone™ floor heating system affect the height of my floor?


    The TempZone™ twin conductor cable present in our TempZone™ products is comprised of a double-insulated, coaxial heating cable. The total thickness of the system can be between ⅛” and 5/32” thick and will not noticeably affect the height of your installed flooring.
    What if I have cracks in my concrete slab? Will that affect the floor heating installation?


    Make sure any cracks or raised edges are sanded down before installation. Seal and patch cracks where possible. If needed, pour a layer of self-leveling cement to make sure surface is level and flat. Then proceed with instructions to install desired floor heating system and flooring.It is strongly recommended that an insulating underlayment be installed between the slab and heating element to prevent heat loss.
    Can you use glue-down Luxury Vinyl Tile products with this floor heating system?


    Yes, if the flooring manufacturer recommends this installation method. In most cases, the heating element will still need to be embedded in self-leveling cement before the flooring is installed.
    What is the recommended temperature for a heated kitchen floor?


    Everyone has their own comfortable temperature setting, but we typically find that our customers use their thermostats to set the "floor temperature" of the system in the 78°F - 84°F range.
    Will the radiant heat affect the attached rubber or cork backing on Luxury Vinyl Tile? Does the attached backing have any effect on the floor heating system?


    Since most Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) manufacturer's set a maximum temperature for radiant floor heating, the system should have little to no effect on the rubber/cork backing. Pre-attached backing can act as an insulating layer though, meaning it can prevent the radiant heating from efficiently directing heat up through the floor. Please check with the manufacturer for the r-value of the product. Look for an assembled plank with an r-value of less than 1. The lower the r-value, the better!
    Is there a way to heat vinyl flooring without embedding the heating system, such as a floating floor heating system?


    There are heating systems designed for floating floors, such as our Environ system. However, the flooring must be rigid enough so it does not mold itself to the heating cables over time. Check the flooring manufacturer's floor heating recommendations. In most cases, the heating system will need to be embedded beneath the flooring. Check for all "flatness" requirements for the flooring you choose. The flattest floors utilize self-leveling cement when installed correctly.
    What is the WarmlyYours TempZone™ floor heating system?


    TempZone™ is an electric floor heating system that operates like an electric blanket for your floors. TempZone™ is covered in thin-set or Self-Leveling Underlayment, and is installed over the top of your subfloor and beneath your flooring. The system provides a warm, even temperature across your floor, generating floor-to-ceiling radiant warmth to transform these naturally cold surfaces into warm floors. Ideal for kitchens, bathrooms or any room in your home where you would enjoy radiant warmth and comfort, the TempZone™ floor heating system is easy to install, operate and maintain.
    What is a good choice, or watt density, for supplemental heat?


    Supplemental heat can be addressed by changing the spacing on cable installs. Floor location in the house is very important when considering adding supplemental heating to a floor. For example: If heating a second story floor, over a heated space, cable at 4" spacing can be used. The same type of heating over an unheated space would probably be done with TempZone Flex Rolls or TempZone Cable at 3" spacing. All heating is considered supplemental unless a heat loss calculation is done.
    Can you use a sunroom in the winter?


    Yes, sunrooms can be used in the winter, just activate your floor heating or radiant panel and turn your sunroom into a 4-season room. You will notice a tremendous difference in the room comfort, especially with the thermostat set to maintain a desired ambient temperature. WarmlyYours thermostats will do the work for you by energizing the floor for longer cycles.
    Can the floor be waterproofed and still have floor heating?


    Yes, we offer several options to help make your floor heating system water resistant or waterproof. Our TempZone product line is designed for wet areas - making it completely safe for rooms that will have water on the floor at times or may experience leaks or flooding. We also offer waterproofing bands for our TempZone Cable + Prodeso Uncoupling Membrane system. Allowing you to waterproof all seams and the perimeters of the wall - guaranteeing that your floor heating system stays safe and prevents water from leaking to areas below.
    How can I make my room warmer without a heater?


    Floor heating will typically add the most heat to supplement an existing heating source and it will not take any extra space since it is embedded in the floor. If you are not remodeling your floors but have some open wall space, you should mount a radiant panel. For the most effective results, install the panel so that it points toward the area where you will spend most of the time.
    How does electric floor heating work?


    Electric floor heating works by having an electric heating cable installed underneath the flooring (embedded or floating, depending on the system and floor type), which is then wired to a special thermostat (either one specifically designed for electric radiant floor heating, like a WarmlyYours’ nSpiration Series control, or a third-party thermostat). When turned on, the heating cable emits heat upward through the flooring which is then radiated throughout the room, heating all solid surfaces.
    Can this heating system be installed over Solid Polymer Core (SPC) floor or a Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) floor?


    We suggest removing SPC or WPC flooring before installing the floor heating system over it if possible. If that is not practical, use an underlayment designed specifically for covering these types of floors. Radiant heating can be used with many types of these floors, but check with the flooring manufacturer to confirm that it can be paired with these types of systems.
    Is the heating element waterproof?


    Our TempZone electric floor heating products are waterproof and wet location listed.
    How are hydronic and electric floor heating systems different?


    While both hydronic (heated water) and electric floor heating systems perform a similar function by providing radiant heat from beneath your floor, they do differ in some pretty crucial ways. Typically, using hot water instead of electricity will result in lower operational costs but significantly higher investment and maintenance costs. This usually means that hydronic heating systems are reserved for new construction projects (where it is easier to incorporate the boilers and pumps needed to operate the system) and electric floor heating is often used for remodeling projects in bathrooms, kitchens, etc.
    How does electric floor heating compare to central or forced air heating?


    Typically, electric floor heating is used as a supplemental heat source but in some cases, it can be used as a primary heat source. Electric floor heating is more energy efficient, less prone to spreading dust and allergens, and easier to control from room to room. Air-based heating systems can be used for both heating and cooling and can be a good way to control air quality in the home with regular maintenance.
    What temperature will my heated floor reach?


    The temperature of your floor can range anywhere between 75°F to 95°F. The floor's actual temperature will depend on a number of factors including the amount of heat loss that the room experiences as well as the room’s configuration. For instance, the warmth contained in a two story entry way would likely be less than that of a smaller, more enclosed area such as a bathroom. In a bathroom that is located on the second floor of your home or over another floor in your home that is typically heated, the temperature of your heated floor should easily reach a comfortable temperature of 85 degrees Fahrenheit, if the electric floor heating system is installed correctly.
    How can I make my basement warmer?


    A floor heating system can work as a supplemental heating source and make the basement warmer. If more heat needs to be added to the room, you can experiment with setting the floor heating thermostat to higher temperatures.
    Will electric floor heating help with moisture issues like mold and mildew?


    Yes, the drying effects of electric radiant floor heating will reduce the humidity coming from the slab, which is the largest source of moisture.
    Can electric floor heating be installed under a vanity?


    Electric radiant floor heating should not be installed under permanent fixtures that may trap heat. However, if the vanity or cabinets are "floating" or are on legs, then a floor heating system may be installed under it.
    How much does it cost to heat a bathroom floor with electric floor heating?


    typical bathroom floor can be heated for about a quarter a day with electric radiant floor heating.
    How many watts per square foot does TempZone™ deliver?


    The TempZone™ Flex Rolls, Easy Mats and Shower Mats are designed to deliver 15 watts per square foot (maximum allowed by the National Electrical Code), with the heating element positioned 3” apart on a serpentine loop attached to a fiber mesh. The TempZone™ Cable yields between 8-12 watts per square foot, variable, based on the cable spacing. TempZone™ Custom Mats are made to order, so the spacing of the heating element throughout the mat varies according to each specific design. The TempZone™ Custom Mats can yield from 12 to 15 watts per square foot.
    How do I test the product?


    When you’ve installed a thermostat for a heated flooring system, if you see “GFI” displayed on the screen, that means that there may be a ground fault in the system. If you have a GFCI breaker that could be the cause, and it could also be because there is resistance between the wire and the ground. Testing for a ground fault is done by using a digital ohmmeter to see where ohms are coming from, and if there is any read from the black wire to the ground or from the red or yellow wire to the ground, you’ll need to fix the issue. In this video, you’ll learn how to test for and troubleshoot a GFI issue.
    How many square feet of floor heating can be connected to one thermostat?


    One thermostat can control multiple heating mats/cables as long as all the elements are using less than 15 amps. For TempZone™ Flex Roll systems for example that would be maximum of 120 sq.ft. for 120V systems and 240 sq.ft. for 240V.
    Why does an ohm reading greater than 15% of the label value indicate?


    Resistance greater than this value may result in overheating or even total failure of the floor heating system. This may be caused by a crimping or other damage to the wire.
    What size breaker do I need?


    For systems below 12 Amps, a 15 Amp, Non-GFI breaker is fine. For systems 12 to 16 Amps, a 20 Amp, non-GFI breaker is needed. Breaker sizes are noted on the installation plan that ships with many orders.
    Why does ohm reading vary slightly fromt he table?


    Temperature affects core resistance - lower temperatures decrease resistance and higher temperatures increase resistance. Another consideration is the test equipment, sometimes switching test units, adjusting the calibration, or allowing for the verified differential may be necessary.
    Why does ohm reading below 15% of the label value indicate?


    Resistance below this value may result in no heating or cold spots in the floor. This may be caused by exposure to moisture or other conductive material that penetrates the core insulation.
    What Ohm meater should I buy?


    A digital meter with a 0-200 Ohms scale ( Ω ) to measure the heating wire's resistance, and a 20K scale to measure the sensor's resistance.
    What is the BTU output of these systems?


    For Tempzone it is 51 BTU’s per square foot per hour and for Environ, it is 41. Take the wattage of the product (shown on the product’s label) and multiply that by 3.41. That is the BTU value for that product.
    How long is the Tempzone lead wire and the sensor wire?


    Both are 15 feet long.
    What size breaker do I need?


    For systems below 12 Amps, a 15 Amp, Non-GFI breaker is fine. For systems 12 to 16 Amps, a 20 Amp, non-GFI breaker is needed. Breaker sizes are noted on the installation plan that ships with many orders.
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