How to Correctly Install Floor Warming Kit

You get your heat from your feet. A great way to avoid being cold is with an electric underfloor heating kit. Electrical underfloor heating can minimize cold flooring in entryways and surfaces in your kitchen or bathroom.

Floor Warming Kit Installation

The Laticrete Strata Heat floor warming kit combines the benefits of an underlayment membrane with the comfort and convenience of an electrical heated floor. With customization properties, you can choose the exact area of where to install the heating cable for optimized comfort. After the cables are securely put into place, you can begin installation. The cables should be woven underneath the tile as one thin and continuous heating element. Make sure the heat cables are properly spaced to ensure that they never cross or overlap. Prior to tile installation, always cover cables with self-leveling mortar layer and uncoupling crack isolation membrane.

The best time to install a floor warming kit and thermostat is during the building of a house or floor renovation. Tile Pro Depot offers floor warming kits in sheets and rolls, so it’s simple to order exactly what you need for your project. Once the floor warming mats are in place, they’re taped or glued down to prevent slippage, then thin-set mortar is applied gently. The wiring for the floor warming thermostat is then finished. Let the mortar set for two to four weeks before fully powering on the floor warming kit. 

When performing the installation of a floor warming kit there are a few things that you should avoid at all costs. Make sure you do not:

  • Cut, nick or pinch heating wire or use nails/staples to fasten wire to floor
  • Splice one heating wire to another to make it longer
  • Install in walls, over walls or partitions hanging from ceiling
  • Extend heating wire beyond the room/area from which it originates

To ensure complete quality of installation you should always:

  • Completely embed heating wire into floor mortar
  • Maintain 2.5” spacing between heat wires
  • Pay attention to voltage and amperage requirements of thermostat breaker and wire
  • Measure resistance between conductors of cable power leads

Making the Best Possible Decision

At Tile Pro Depot, we carry a handful of different Laticrete floor warming thermostats, including Wi-Fi-compatible digital options. The most popular choice is the Wi-Fi-compatible Laticrete Strata Heat thermostat. This thermostat is a programmable and easy to use digital thermostat. It has the ability to be controlled remotely, which enables customers to take better control of their energy efficiency. It’s equipped with a 7-day programmable panel and an on/standby switch for ultimate control. 

No matter which option you decide to go with, you will surely be pleased. Having a heated floor is incredibly comfortable and energy efficient, which makes it worth the investment. 

Visit our website to view our wide selection of Laticrete floor warming kits and accessories. If you are considering an installation of a floor warming kit and partnering it with a floor warming thermostat, contact Tile Pro Depot online or by phone at 844.751.2625.

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