I am considering a tile floor for our master bath. If I don't get this
right, the woman of the house will have me in the dog house.
I like tile but she is afraid of it being too cold underfoot. For that
reason and because I like the idea of a little extra heat in there in the
winter, I like the idea of a heated tile floor. I would likely use electric,
but I am open to other suggestions.
If you have experience with this kind of setup, your comments will be
That's what I did. The copper heating system in our old slab started
leaking. I installed a perimeter (SlantFin) radiator system. It all
works well but GF complains that the tiles on the floor in the bathroom
and in front of the kitchen sink are not as warm as they used to be.
I anticipated a bit of this and installed a full 8' SlantFin radiator in
the bathroom. It keeps it fairly pleasant and getting out of the shower
is not bad at all. The kitchen floor has some floor mats that keep the
The grief from the distaff side has subsided and all is well.
I've forced air, in CT. On the rare occasions I turn it on, like to
heat b/r in Jan/Feb, the magnetically-held plastic airflow diverter on
the discharge register sends the heated air to the floor first. Bottom
line: previously chilled tiles not noteworthy to nekkid tootsies.
I have installed the mats. They work fine. If you have a large
area I have used the wires only. More cost affected. The 150$
thermostat is not really necessary, but nice. It takes about an
hour to get warm throughout. It is nice to the feet. I even have
it under a laminate floor, nice there too.
google: warm floors, check ebay.
Joseph Meehan wrote:
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