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Old 10-22-2010, 12:28 PM   #1
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We are doing a small bathroom, and heard about this tape or something that goes under the tile and heats it. Does this put additional heat into the room if its a small bath? or does this product only heat your feet?

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Most of the floor heating systems similar to the one you describe that I've seen (never installed one) only warm the floor, not the room.

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It mainly heats the floor tile but some heat will radiate off the floor and into the room. It may provide an additional 1 or 2 degrees at the most.
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Those type of floor heat systems always require supplemental heat for heating the room. Typically they will heat the floor (only) to about 84 degrees Fahrenheit tops.
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I kick my self every time I think about when we installed our new cement drive, we could have put that system in, I wish we did it, it would have ended my snow shoveling days.
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I kick my self every time I think about when we installed our new cement drive, we could have put that system in, I wish we did it, it would have ended my snow shoveling days.
I know it's too late now, but there are electric heating cables made just for that purpose.
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We are doing a small bathroom, and heard about this tape or something that goes under the tile and heats it. Does this put additional heat into the room if its a small bath? or does this product only heat your feet?
The correct system spaced correctly will heat the room
Our bathroom does not have any heat except for the electric radiant floor heat
I bought the wire that you install....not the mats
The mats are usually not spaced close enough for heating
If I close the door & turn it up it will heat the room
It puts out ~15w per sq ft
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The correct system spaced correctly will heat the room
Well you might know it!!!!

OK Dave if you say so but none of the manufacturers of those type systems make that claim that I am aware of, in fact most of them disclaim the idea. So...Buyer Be Ware.
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When my son was younger we would turn it up to 78 before giving him a bath
Shut the door to let the room warm up

I'm not sure if all companies have changed over...
But this one offers a choice of a floor sensor or it will use the sensor in the thermostat on the wall
Just not the pre-made mat systems
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How does Electric Radiant Floor Heating Work? The heating wires are specially engineered and designed so they provide heat via the specific wire’s electrical resistance. Special insulation is used to provide protection and durability to the heating wires. When the thermostat is turned on (or the timer is activated) electricity is sent to the floor heating system, the wires heat up, and in turn heats up the floor. This heat then radiates from the ground up throughout the room, heating objects and people within the heated area.
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In my experience with using both systems:

All makers of this type of electric "resistance heating" product offer a floor sensor to be used in conjunction with the thermostat. They also offer two choices in thermostats. The higher priced thermostat item is programmable so as to be able to tell the system when to turn itself on and off automatically. The looping-wire is basically the same in either of the two products. With one, the installer loops and spaces the wires with three to four inches of separation and with the other comes wires already looped (woven/spaced) into a mat. They are the same thing.
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Do you guys have a link for this product? or name?
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Seach: Floor Heating Systems and you will turn up a lot of names.

I use Suntouch from Watts Radiant. There are several others.

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