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Bathroom Floor Underlayment – Part 1

Before the tile can be installed on the bathroom floor, we had to install the heated floor mats. Yes, that’s right…heated floor. AWESOME!

To install the floor, we first scrubbed and scored the plywood subfloor really well. Then we layed out our 2 floor mats – 15′ and 10′.

We used this super cute little stapler to staple them down

and then hit anything sticking up with a dab of hot glue.

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The wires from the mats along with 2 thermostat wires are pulled up to the box that will hold the controller. We left a pull wire for just this purpose.

We have 2 thermometers embedded in the floor. One is a backup. The thermometer is one of the most likely failure points so a spare is good.

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I hot glued all the wires so they stay down nice and tight. Nothing was moving at all.

After the heating mat, it was time for the self leveling compound.

Check out PART 2 for more details.

Whoo heated floors. My toes are soooo excited. My feet are looking forward to it as well.

When an in-floor heating system is the perfect solution for comfort

According to the commercial heating east providence ri team, wіth аn in-floor hеаtіng ѕуѕtеm, the lаwѕ оf thеrmоdуnаmісѕ аrе on your ѕіdе. Pеrhарѕ thе best wау tо undеrѕtаnd how іn-flооr hеаtіng can hеlр tо hеаt an еntіrе rооm іѕ to соnѕіdеr hоw most furnасе-bаѕеd hеаtіng and сооlіng ѕуѕtеmѕ ореrаtе. Aіr іѕ heated аnd thеn impelled (blоwn, vіа a fan) thrоugh duсtѕ, which еmрtу through vеntѕ and dаmреrѕ into thе various rооmѕ of your hоmе. Because аіr lіtеrаllу hаѕ tо bе mоvеd оr circulated thrоughоut уоur home, a сеrtаіn аmоunt оf hеаt lоѕѕ іѕ іnеvіtаblе. Thіѕ lоѕѕ саn bе соmроundеd іn hоmеѕ аnd іndіvіduаl rooms іn whісh vents are lосаtеd nеаr thе сеіlіng rather thаn thе floor. Rеmеmbеr, hоt аіr rіѕеѕ аnd оnlу fаllѕ іf іt lоѕеѕ energy, аlѕо knоwn аѕ “hеаt.”

Sarah

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