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Bathroom In Floor Heat

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I have done a good amount of remodeling, but this is the first time I will be installing in floor heat. I plan on covering the wires in self level concrete before I tile.

My question is: whether to go with the mat system or just go with the wire without the mat?

I have a pretty basic "L" layout that is approximately 40 sq ft with the electric coming out in the middle, back of the "L". What I am looking for is the simplest way even if more time consuming. I have Durock mortared and screwed to two layers of subfloor.

I am leaning to the wire over the mat. I question whether the mat will lay completely flat for pouring self leveler when you are cutting and turning. It seems to me that laying the wire with the grids is much simpler and you can space house you need to fit the space.

Any recommendations from people who have done this? I was looking at SunTouch. Any recommendations?

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Do you mean embed a few different floor sensors in the self level and just leave loose in the box?

How the heck do you replace a floor sensor if you don't look forward like this?

Any particular brand you like for the just-wire method?

I am sure it is. I wasn't looking to "uncouple". I have Durock down and am going to encase the in floor heat in self level. I was looking for feedback on the wire alone versus mat with wire.

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