Warmup Electric Radiant Heat

By Robert Robillard on Bathrooms, Remodeling

StickyMat Radiant floor Heating – Warmup Electric Radiant Heat

L-shaped bathroom floor layout

Warmup Electric Radiant Heat StickyMat Floor System

The science behind electric radiant floor heating is quite simple: electric heating coils warm the floor surface, which effectively becomes a low-temperature radiator!

Electric radiant heat systems deliver heat people and objects in the room by heating up a mass (the floor) and “radiating” the heat into the space (like the sun). A heated tile will lose its heat gradually into the space delivering to the people in the room.

StickyMat Radiant floor Heating – Warmup Electric Radiant Heat

Using Warmup Electric Radiant Heat Mats

Once you have designed your bathroom and understand the floor plan, it’s time to plan for floor heat. There are a lot of electric radiant heat companies to choose from. You need to decide which one has the best overall product for your needs.

I recently discovered Warmup Inc. and was intrigued in their “BRAND NEW” StickyMat Electric Floor Heating Mat System. I especially like the installation speed and efficiency that the StickyMat system provides.

StickyMat Radiant floor Heating – Electric Matting System

Customer service floor, plan based off my measurements


Warmup Sticky Mat Heat System

The Warmup Electric Radiant Heat StickyMat System is a series of small, three-foot wide mesh fiber mats that are extremely durable and designed to be installed under both tile and stone.

Warmup StickyMats have a thin, dual flouropolymer-coated heating wire that measures less than an eighth of an inch thick and does not negatively impact floor heights like other cables do. The mats have a dual-adhesive, double-sided tape as well as a pressure-sensitive adhesive on the entire mesh. The adhesive allows the mat to adhere to the subfloor, resulting in a fast installation. The mats can be re-positioned numerous times without losing their adhesive capabilities.

StickyMats can also be combined in a patchwork and to customize the coverage to the shape of your room.

StickyMats are available in ten sizes:

  • From 3’ x 3’ to 3′ x 10′
  • From 4′ x 3′ to 4′ x 10′
1StickyMat Radiant floor Heating – Warmup Electric Radiant Heat

Spacing mat out from vanity cabinet

Measure Your Heating Area

Just like the old carpentry saying, “measure twice, cut once,” you need to measure your room several times. I then suggest that you draw it out on paper. Most heating mats come with a cold power lead that is 10 feet long, so it will be important to determine your thermostat location within that 10-foot area.

When planning your floor heat, do not run your mat under appliances, permanent fixtures, vanity cabinets, tubs, or showers. The mat is designed to be installed only under the tile that you will walk on.

Measuring Tip: When I measure my bathroom remodels for floor heat I measure exactly to the walls, vanity, tub, or toilet and then deduct three inches from that measurement. The deduction allows for the installation of 3/4″ baseboard trim and gives you some wiggle room.

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