Bathroom Floor Heating


Treat yourself to a spa-like experience within the comfort of your home by installing bathroom floor heating. Discover the benefits of warm bathroom flooring while avoiding the shock of cold tile in the morning.


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When it comes to finding a relaxing oasis in your home, the bathroom should be a place where you can shut out the chaos of the day with a warm bath or steam shower. For an active home and a demanding life, your bathroom should be more than just another utility room—it should be a retreat. Bathroom floor heating from WarmlyYours will provide the luxurious escape you’re looking for.

Our electric underfloor heating systems are available for a variety of floor surfaces, including tile, stone, and marble. And while any room in the home can utilize our heating systems, there's just something incredibly energizing about starting your day off with warm bathroom flooring.


How Do You Install Bathroom Floor Heating?


The answer to this question depends on a number of variables (such as the floor covering type and the shape of your room) but we can give you a general overview of how to install a heated bathroom floor.

The most common floor covering material for bathroom floor heating is tile, however waterproof vinyl materials are growing in popularity as are natural stone and marble floors. Tile is so popular in bathrooms because of the natural water resistance of the material and its ability to easily transfer heat from the heating system to the room. One very popular radiant floor heating system for warm bathroom flooring under tile is the combination of our TempZone Floor Heating Cable and the Prodeso Uncoupling Membrane. This combination helps protect your floor from cracking or popping tiles while greatly reducing installation times.

How to Install Bathroom Floor Heating Under Tile


  • Step 1: Clean the subfloor and make sure it's clear of dirt, dust, and grease.
  • Step 2: Pre-cut the membrane based on your installation plan.
  • Step 3: Dry-fit the membrane pieces to make sure they fit properly.
  • Step 4: Align all of the cable channels between pieces of the membrane.
  • Step 5: Adhere the membrane to the subfloor with the right thinset.
  • Step 6: Test the floor heating cable (you should test before, during, and after installation).
  • Step 7: Secure the floor heating cable in the membrane channels at proper spacing.
  • Step 8: Periodically check to make sure you're following the install plan correctly.
  • Step 9: Once the cable is secured, you can begin to install the tiles by back-buttering and working your way out of the room.
  • Step 10: Wait until the thinset embedding the heating cables has completely cured before turning on the heating system.
  • Step 11: Enjoy your warm bathroom flooring!

How Much Does Bathroom Floor Heating Cost?


The cost for heated bathroom floors can vary depending on the heating system being installed and the size of the project. The price can range from $5-$12 per square foot for electric heated mats, rolls or cables with fixing strips to to $15-$20 per square foot for heating cables with an uncoupling membrane instead of fixing strips. However, the larger the project, typically the cheaper the price is per square foot for warm bathroom flooring.

For a 50 square foot bathroom (about average), with about 35 square feet that can be heated (you shouldn't install heating right up against the wall or under permanent fixtures like vanities, showers, tubs or toilets), the price for bathroom floor heating would be between $175 and $420. However, it does increase to between $525 and $700 if you use an uncoupling membrane.

To find out how much a floor heating system would cost for your bathroom, you can use our Radiant Floor Heating Quote Builder. Or you can check out some example bathroom projects complete with installation plans and product pricing. Click on the links below to learn more.


Simpson Master Bath Remodel Michaelson Homes

For Tile, Stone and Hardwood

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.

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TempZone Flex Roll Heating System Banner

Our most popular cut-and-turn roll for easy installation.


  • 25 Year Warranty
  • C$10 - C$12 per sq. ft.
  • 15 Watts per sq. ft.
  • Available in 120/240 VAC
TempZone Cable with Membrane Heating System Banner

Designed for maximum flexibility with easy installation.


  • 25 Year Warranty
  • C$5 - C$15 per sq. ft. with Fixing Strips
  • C$15 - 20 per sq. ft. with Prodeso Membrane
  • 9-15 Watts per sq. ft.
  • Available in 120/240 VAC
TempZone Easy Mat Heating System Banner

Targeted heat coverage designed for small areas.


  • 25 Year Warranty
  • C$10 - C$12 per sq. ft.
  • 15 Watts per sq. ft.
  • Available in 120 VAC
TempZone Custom Mats Heating System Banner

Custom-fit coverage for your room with no cuts and no turns.


  • 25 Year Warranty
  • C$15 - C$30 per sq. ft.
  • 12-15 Watts per sq. ft.
  • Available in 120/208/240 VAC

For Shower Heating and Waterproofing

Our shower heating products are approved for wet locations such as a shower floor or bench. Our shower waterproofing system ensures that your walls and subfloors are protected from water damage while providing additional benefits like eliminating the need for a traditional mud bed by incorporating a shower pan with a built-in slope to direct water towards the drain.

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TempZone Shower Mats Heating System Banner

Exclusively designed to provide warmth to a shower floor.


  • 25 Year Warranty
  • C$15 - C$30 per sq. ft.
  • 15 Watts per sq. ft.
  • Available in 120 VAC
TempZone Shower Mats Heating System Banner

Exclusively designed to provide warmth to a shower bench.


  • 25 Year Warranty
  • C$15 - C$30 per sq. ft.
  • 15 Watts per sq. ft.
  • Available in 120 VAC
Waterproofing Shower Kit Detail Cut Away

Our Shower Waterproofing Kits are made from the highest quality materials and offer several key innovations.


  • An easy-to-clean integrated hair trap in the drain
  • A stronger drain flange
  • A wider variety of high quality drain grate covers
  • A denser shower pan which allows for the installation of a greater range of tile types, including glass tile
With our wide range of radiant heating products, you can enjoy the health and rejuvenation that radiant heat can offer, without leaving your home!

Why Install Floor Heating in the Bathroom?


  • Spa Experience Treat yourself to a spa-like experience within the comfort of your home. With our wide range of radiant heating products, you can enjoy the health and rejuvenation that radiant heat can offer, without leaving your home! Radiant heating is the added touch that completes a beautiful bathroom design.
  • Ban Cold Tile The alarm clock goes off, early on a chilly morning. Don’t let your feet touch a shockingly cold tile floor. Wake up refreshed, and ease comfortably into your day with radiant floor heating that evenly heats tile and stone floors, making them a treat to step onto after a refreshing shower or bath.
  • Healthy Primary Heat Source Our radiant heat products, namely the Ember Heating Panels and our floor heating systems can be used as a primary heat source in your bathroom, set for ambient or room temperature. We offer the hottest floor-heating mat on the market, utilizing the full 15-watts per square foot for optimum heat output and a fast warm-up time.

  • Easy-to-Install Whether you’re using a mat or cable, we've made installation as simple as possible.
  • Affordable Most systems are inexpensive to run and require no regular maintenance.
  • Increases Resale Value Radiant floor heating is an "easy sell" in a down market. One in every five people or 20% of potential home buyers say that floor heating is a desired luxury when searching for and buying a new home. Comfort and efficiency are the two main reasons why potential homebuyers and homeowners alike, love radiant floor heating.
  • Easy-to-Use Thermostats The secret to any great heating system is a great control.
  • Saves Energy Radiant heat has higher levels of energy efficiency than most traditional systems.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Should I be concerned about electric floor heating melting the toilet connection's wax ring?

To prevent any overheating, we recommend that you do not install any electric radiant floor heating elements closer than 4" from the wax ring.

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Can I put electric floor heating in the shower?

Yes, we have TempZone Shower and Bench mats with sizes designed specifically for shower installation and they are wet location listed for for installing electric radiant floor heating to a shower.

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Are the current thermostat models more humidity resistant?

Our thermostats are indoor rated. So long as they are kept within normal indoor humidity levels, they will continue to operate optimally. These thermostats are not rated to be installed in wet areas, steam rooms, or rooms with abnormal humidity levels or poor ventilation.

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Is the waterproofing above or below the heating wire?

Waterproofing for the room is in the layer above the floor heating system. The layers for waterproofing this type of floor are:

  • subfloor
  • thinset
  • uncoupling membrane
  • tempzone heating cable
  • waterproofing tape for seams and corners
  • thinset or self leveling cement
  • tile floor
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Do you have a separate thermostat for the shower?

Bathrooms designed with shower and floor heating will include only one thermostat by default. But it is possible to design with a thermostat for each zone if desired. Installing a separate thermostat for the shower area can help reduce cost and energy usage. This also allows you to heat the bathroom floor alone for everyday use and only heat the shower area when needed.

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Is the heating element waterproof?

Our TempZone electric floor heating products are waterproof and wet location listed.

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How much does it cost to heat a bathroom floor with electric floor heating?

A typical bathroom floor can be heated for about a quarter a day with electric radiant floor heating.

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Can electric floor heating be installed under a vanity?

Electric radiant floor heating should not be installed under permanent fixtures that may trap heat. However, if the vanity or cabinets are "floating" or are on legs, then a floor heating system may be installed under it.

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