Tile Floor Heating
Manufacturers That Help
Your Tiles Keep Extra Warm
Tile floor heating systems heat goes underneath your floor tiles of any make. They heat your
home from the floor-up, creating radiant heat that is more comfortable, more efficient, more economical, and
cleaner than the usual forced-air ventilation system. In addition, tile floor heating systems help to beautify your
They are invisible and silent. No more mechanical noises from your heaters and vents. No more
unsightly wall vents. No more trouble placing furnishings just where you want to place them.
There are several leading makers and brands of tile floor heating
One of these is Tempzone. This company make a fiberglass mesh-backed cable
system which is less than 1/8" thick. It’s easy to install beneath not just tile but also stone or marble
With this product, you get an evenly spaced two-inch serpentine loop that has been engineered to
give you as much as 25% greater heating capacity than other, similar systems, giving you a faster floor warm-up at
times when you feel the need to raise the thermostat.
It should be noted that Tempzone recommends its Cork Underlayment with installation of its tile
floor heating system over a concrete slab. This will create a thermo break while increasing the energy efficiency
of your system. And if you want to heat shower tile flooring, the company offers low-voltage heating systems
designed to be safe ways of warming up such floors as well as tub surrounds, saunas, and steam showers.
Raychem’s QuickNet makes a tile floor heating system which gets installed directly
beneath ceramic tiles or even natural stone. The system is also compatible with all standard under-floor
materials. It has only a 3/16" (3 mm) profile, so if you use it for home renovation it's still unobtrusive. With
this system you get a blue heating cable which is woven into an adhesive-backed red fiberglass mesh, permitting
easy roll-out installation. You don't have to be concerned about heating cable spacing.
The system's floor heating mats are pre-terminated for use with 120 and 240 volts. They're
available in a variety of lengths. Width is 20 inches. They've also been designed with a shielded dual conductor so
as to not emit any measurable electromagnetic fields (EMF). All you need is one cold lead connection.
UltraProFlex SP is a flexible, rapid-set, polymer modified,
cementitious-based floor and wall tile adhesive. This system has been designed for enhanced flexibility and
adhesion so that it is perfect for areas of your house where slight movement or vibrations may occur. You can use
this system to fix ceramic, natural stone, porcelain, mosaic, and glass tiles to nearly all common building
substrates such as screeds, concrete or sand render, brick and block work, heated sub-floors, existing tiled
surfaces, and over-boarded wooden floors.
This tile floor and wall tile heating system is designed for interior, exterior, arid, and wet
conditions. It can thus be used in pools and showers. You can begin walking on the surface within three hours after
application of the adhesive.
Cablewarm makes heating mats for electric under floor tile heating systems
that are easy, and quick, to install. The mat’s backing keeps the cable at the factory pre-set spacing to make sure
that you get even distribution of warmth throughout your tile floor. You can also easily cut the matting to custom
fit any room while navigating around fixed obstacles like heavy furnishings. These heating cables have been
designed for complicated floor areas where a mat just isn’t suitable.
This design also enables a greater degree of fitting flexibility than is typical with similar
products. You can use these to heat your conservatory so that you don’t need to spoil it with ugly heaters.
Cablewarm notes that for concrete sub-floors, electric under floor heating needs to be complemented by a high
quality thermal insulation barrier.
Look into these companies when you are considering installing tile floor heating systems for
your home. It’s well worth the cost.
Installing the tile floor heater on your own
Of course, if you want to do the installation all by yourself, there are several tile floor
heating DIY kits that you can purchase and install your heating for a weekend project. While they are not the
cheapest (most kits go for several hundred dollars), you should know that they are much cheaper than having an
expert company install it for you. Except for the material costs, they will also charge you for their toolss and
One of the best DIY kits is the
TileWarm DIY tile floor heater kit that I have personal
experience with. It is an energy efficient floor heating system for tiles and it has every component that you
will need for a proper home based installation.
It is also very safe, waterproof and offers extra
protection due to the exclusive SecurataMatTM membrate that protects the element during the instalation
You can also easily customize it as the heater strips are flexible and are 'tear and turn' types
that can effectively fit anywhere in the room. The kit has a continuity monitor for helping you do the installation
the right way.