Installing a radiant floor-heating system in your home is easier than you might think — especially when you use TempZone™ Flex Rolls from WarmlyYours. Simply cut and turn the mats to fill your room, and make your dreams of a DIY floor-heating system a reality in a snap. In four easy-to-follow steps, you can start enjoying radiant flooring in any room in your home.
Necessary tools for a fault-free DIY floor-heating system installation:
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The first step in your DIY radiant floor-heating project is checking that the dimensions on the installation plan match the actual dimensions of your room. If the dimensions do not match, call (800) 875-5285 before opening the roll. If the dimensions do match, the next step is to prepare the subfloor so that it is clean and free of debris.
Perform and record the first ohm test (instructions are included in the detailed installation guide). Use your custom installation plan to plot your path. Begin closest to the thermostat location and utilize a wire down/mesh up configuration as much as possible. Following the design plan, cut the fiberglass mesh with scissors to create "panels". Be careful to NEVER cut the heating cable. Position the panels around fixtures using cuts and turns to accommodate the system design layout and proper room coverage.
Staple, hot glue or tape the radiant flooring mat panels and cold leads to the sub floor. Using tape, install the floor sensor six inches into the mat, directly centered between the heating wires. NEVER staple the heating wires or floor sensor wire. Apply a 1/8" layer of acrylic or latex-modified thinset mortar or self-leveling cement over the top of the mesh. Perform and record the second ohm test following the instructions in your installation guide.
Allow the first layer of mortar or self-leveling cement to cure before installing the tile. To install the tile, apply a second layer of thinset with a 1/4" square notched trowel. Perform and record the third ohm test.
Tip: Experienced installers may wish to combine steps 2 and 3 by covering the mesh and installing the tile with thinset in one step. A 3/8" square notched trowel is recommended for a one-step installation.
Tip: While the thinset is wet, clean the thinset from between the grout joints with a wet rag while installing tile, in preparation for the grout installation. NEVER use a utility knife to remove cured thinset from grout joints.
The final step in installing your DIY heated floor is wiring it to your home's electrical system. A licensed, certified electrician should wire the system to your home as well as to the thermostat. It can be installed in a double-gang wall box with a single mud ring. Allow proper thinset cure time as recommended by the manufacturer (typically 7-10 days) before powering up the WarmlyYours radiant floor-heating system.
With WarmlyYours DIY floor-heating systems, you can add luxurious warmth to your home. Radiant flooring is no longer out of reach; with TempZone™ floor-heating systems, you can forget about feeling the chill. If you're not comfortable installing the systems yourself, fear not — contractors and electricians can get the job done for you.
With WarmlyYours DIY radiant floor heating systems, you can add luxurious warmth to your home. Radiant flooring is no longer out of reach; with TempZone™ floor heating systems, you can forget about feeling the chill. If you're not comfortable installing the systems yourself, fear not-contractors and electricians can get the job done for you.