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Old 05-16-2010, 07:55 PM   #1
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How hot can I turn up my floor heat?


New bathroom - how hot is too hot (ie. what will damage the tile?)

Porcelain tile, epoxy-modified grout, latex-modified mortar.

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I've never turned mine past 76
Never needed to

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Old 05-16-2010, 08:06 PM   #3
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Really? The default on the thing is like 82...I was wondering if I could go hotter.
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We usually keep it around 68-70, down to 65 at nite
We only turn it up to 74-6 for our sons bath
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Maybe your mortar/tiles allow more heat to pass through than mine? Are you trying to get the floors warm, or just take the edge off?
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If I have it set to 70 the floor feels warm
Are you on a cement slab ?

I'd almost think that tile is good for 100, if not much higher
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Nope, basement is below. Mat is laid on top of hardi-board under the tiles.

I am assuming porcelain can go way higher - i was thinking more about the grout. I mean, they make porcelain-enameled grill racks. The directions only mention that you may damage wood and laminate floors if you go above 83F, they don't mention tile.

The bathroom is so small (15 sq foot mat, ~1 Amp) I don't really mind running it nice and warm.
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Not sure about the grout
I think I'd keep it around 75 since its a small matt
Ours is turned off for the summer, since last month

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