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Old 04-28-2010, 02:58 AM   #1
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I am installing a bathroom in my basement and due to the concrete floors being colder than I would prefer I am going to put a heated mat down. I have all the electrical run and I am basically ready to buy the mat and the thermostat. I like the nuheat mats but I really do not want to spend a couple hundred more dollars on the nuheat thermostat. My question is are the thermostats all the same if they are GFCI grounded radiant floor thermostats rated for the same voltage. I like the LATICRETE thermostat due to the price and the ratings it has received but on all of the websites it pretty much says that the thermostat was designed for this particular mat. I think this is bs as they want you to buy their thermostat. I could use some help on this one. Thanks guys and or gals.

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www.warmtiles.com

We use their product almost exclusively. Much cheaper than NuHeat and just as good. NuHeat and Warmly Yours are both built more on marketing than technology.

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Thanks for the info on a different company but I am looking to see if I can use a thermostat that is "not designed for the mat company" So for instance can I use a Nuheat thermostat with a Warmtiles mat? That is my main question. Thanks
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I wouldn't. It's likely possible. I know I've tried to order a WarmTiles kit before and the manufacturer was out of Thermostats at the time. They offered a different Thermostat that they felt was just as good as the original one. But at the same time, they are made by the same company. It's possible but risky. You would definitely be voiding all warranties.
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Okay it sounds logical so I will keep them as a combo. Thanks

Okay thanks it sounds logical. I will buy them together. I think I will try ebay before a tile store.
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I am not sure about the thermostat, however I can tell you that research into putting a mat down prior to installing the radiant heat. If you install directly over concrete, the mat will heat the concrete first and you will lose quite a bit of heat. You can buy a self adhesive mat with primer in it at big box store.HD...

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