Floor Heating Under Tile Benefits – Warm and Cozy
Getting up in the morning is difficult enough without having to put bare feet on cold floors. With normal heating systems, once the heat rises, the floors are left cold and drafty. Poorly insulated flooring can also cause the floors to stay cold and chilly in the winter. If there was a way to have warm toasty floors in the winter most people would be very happy. There is a way to have warm floors. That is with radiant floor heating. This is particularly beneficial with tile.
This under floor electric heating is accomplished with special mats. These mats have flexible aluminum strips that help to arrange heating cables into a mat shape. The mats are very thin so that they can be installed under almost any tile. Self adhesive on the mats make them a very simple do it yourself project that takes a minimum amount of time. Installation is so easy that a person could put in the radiant floor heating and the tile in one day.
Another of the great features of under floor heating is that there is a thermostat for each room. This helps save on electricity because it is possible to turn off the heating in rooms that are not being used. Having the ability to control the temperature can also make the environment more comfortable. If the weather gets warmer or cooler the floor heating can be adjusted as necessary. As the warmth of the heating radiates into the room it begins to warm the whole room. Normally, one would have to keep socks or slippers handy for a tile floor but with the radiant under tile heating a tile floor can be as comfortable to walk on as carpeting.
Think how lovely it would be to step out of the shower onto a warm tiled floor. As the floor heating mats make the bathroom warm and cozy, it is no longer necessary to dash shivering for the bathrobe. Winter no longer needs to be uncomfortable. With radiant electric heating under the tile, winter will become a luxury to be longed for. The best thing is that one does not have to suffer financially or environmentally for this luxury. The cost of under floor heating is no more than it would take for one light bulb. There is really no good reason not to have radiant floor heating under tiles. The benefits will be enjoyed for many years.