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Old 03-30-2011, 06:14 PM   #1
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Hi there,
I would love to hear some feedback on my plan and if anyone's learned any lessons the hard way.

Full kitchen remodel. Drywall is up and that's it.

I will be using mats of electric, underfloor heating (SunTouch). My plan is to staple down the mats, then pour self leveling concrete on top. Never done this before, so I'm assuming I use something like 2x2s around the border to create a dam, then pour the stuff just above the level of the mats.

Some questions: I'm making my cabinets, so I know where they're going. I'm planning on placing the tiles under the cabs (vs cabs first, then tile). Do you typically fully tile under the dishwasher and fridge?

Do you have any pointers/advice on my underfloor heating installation?

(I am not extending the mats underneath the cabs or appliances per manfr instructions)



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Old 03-30-2011, 10:19 PM   #2
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Check the directions of the leveling compound. the pmimer should be compatible with the substrate you're going over.
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Yes....tile under all appliances. Make sure you fully read and understand the instructions that come with the heat mat and follow them to a t. I've used suntouch several times and installation is pretty straight forward.
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12penny - did you embed the mats in self leveler, or just thinset your tiles directly to the mats? I cannot find a consistent answer on this.

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Both... I prefer self leveler over the top. Less chance of nicking a wire.
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