In-floor radiant heating systems aren’t a new idea even if it looks like to a first sight. Romans were the first people who tried to create this kind of system. A great advantage for this system is that the air is not blown into the room.
The electric systems uses heating cables, mats and panels which are installed in or subfloor. They are heated by the electric current which is passing them. if you choose a permanent electrical in-floor heating system, you will need to spend a lot of money as they are very expensive. Commonly, those systems are created by a thin electrical mat which is installed under the floor.
Now, if you consider choosing a system, you will need to think about the concrete slab system if you are building a new house. A cable is wounded under the floor and a layer of concrete is poured over it. Ceramic tile or stone will be well heated by this kind of system.
If you think about small rooms, you will need to consider a system created by electrical panels, mats or foils. This kind of system can be simply installed under the floor or under the ceramic tile and it is recommended for a small room and renovation.
First, before starting any process, you will need to know that, different systems can be installed in different ways, but the best choice is to ask a professional and follow the steps of the manufacturers. You will find in the lines below basic information for the process of installation.
First, you will need to locate the area where you will need to install your system. Then, you will need to contact a contractor to inform you about how you will proceed. Next, you will need to install the electrical grid under the floor and cut it to fit. You will need to do this job being extremely careful. Now, you will need to test your system to assure if continuity isn’t interrupted. You will need to fasten the grid to the subfloor with a thin layer of mortar. Now, you can install the ceramic tiles. After that, you will need to install the electrical wires to the thermostat and electrical panel. It is recommended to have this last job done by a professional.