Floor heating might seem like a luxury when you’re talking about a master bathroom, but in the basement, it’s a necessity. What are the two words that most people use to describe basements? “Cold” and “dark.” They’re cold because they have a concrete subfloor, which is excellent at absorbing heat. To avoid this issue, the homeowner should install insulating underlayment with electric radiant heat installed on top for heated basement floors that greatly increase comfort.
Basement floor heating will emit enough warmth that you can choose any flooring material you want. You don’t have to go with carpet to add warmth to the room. Whether you pick wood or even tile flooring, the floor-heating system will keep your feet and the rest of the space feeling comfortably warm.
There are two main types of basement floor heating: electric and hydronic systems. WarmlyYours specializes in electric floor heating which is easier to incorporate into an existing basement than hydronic systems. Additionally, because electric systems don't require any boilers or pumps, installing them is often more cost effective than hydronic systems.
WarmlyYours TempZone™ Flex Roll and TempZone™ Floor Heating Cable can be installed underneath ceramic tile, natural stone, hardwood, wood and other popular flooring materials, giving homeowners radiant in-floor heating that's truly luxurious. TempZone™ Flex Rolls are a more expensive option than the cable product but they require less time and effort to install.Explore this floor heating application
WarmlyYours Environ Flex Rolls are designed for use under carpet (U.S. only), laminate and floating wood. The mats can be installed easily and quickly for large spaces. Environ Flex Rolls are flexible rolls that can be cut and turned at 90° or 180° to cover the total area intended to be heated.Explore this floor heating application
With WarmlyYours' concrete heating cables and mats, you can design your concrete floors to be as warm and functional as they are attractive. Radiant heating is available in cable form for maximum flexibility or mat form, which allows for quick and easy installation under concrete slab floors.Explore this floor heating application
When installing electric floor heating over a concrete slab, an insulating underlayment like CeraZorb is highly recommended to ensure efficient operation, faster heating times and warmer floor temperatures.
Yes, the drying effects of electric radiant floor heating will reduce the humidity coming from the slab, which is the largest source of moisture.
A floor heating system can work as a supplemental heating source and make the basement warmer. If more heat needs to be added to the room, you can experiment with setting the floor heating thermostat to higher temperatures.
Make sure any cracks or raised edges are sanded down before installation. Seal and patch cracks where possible. If needed, pour a layer of self-leveling cement to make sure surface is level and flat. Then proceed with instructions to install desired floor heating system and flooring.
It is strongly recommended that an insulating underlayment be installed between the slab and heating element to prevent heat loss.
Provide WarmlyYours with a sketch of the basement that includes dimensions and other relevant information and you’ll receive a free SmartPlan within one business day that includes an installation plan, an electrical plan, and an itemized quote.
Also, explore our collection of basement projects that we put together showing their floor plan and estimated quote.