OK, so I goofed. Was told by installers, tile sellers, that ceramic
tile (in kitchen, on slab) would take the temperature of the house, and
would be like anything else in the house. It's clearly not, and it does
wastefully conduct heat to the slab. So I would like to do something
about it. Here are the options I am considering:
1. Cut the grout lengthwise, scrap under edge of tiles, make enough
room for an unshielded wire to slip and be lodged under tile (tiles are
12" x 12")
b. Run unshielded wiring in grout lines, pulling it under the tile
edges. Then fill the grout lines with a mixture of cement and grout. So
now we have wiring under tiles, spaced about 1 foot apart. Question:
with about 8-10W running in the wires, will it still heat up the floor
2. Option#2: Put a radiant/fan-driven heater panel on toe-kick all
around the center island. The problem here is it will have to be
customized to the measurements
3. Install a radiant panel or two in the ceiling to hit the open floor
area in a couple of spots
4. Buy a small space heater, with the air directed downwards towards
5. Ofcourse I have rugs strewn all around, helps a lot!
6. Install vinly flooring over ceramic.
Appreciate comments and feedback.
Thanks and regards,