Recently a homeowner from Vancouver, Canada installed a WarmlyYours electric floor heating system under hardwood flooring. The radiant heating system was installed in the entire house as a sole source of heat. Under nailed hardwood, WarmlyYours green mesh rolls are typically installed between sleepers which are spaced out every 19 inches. Sleepers are strips of wood approximately 1" wide. They are installed to create lanes which allow placement of the 18" wide floor heating mesh. The mesh is then covered with self leveling cement up to and even with the top of the sleepers.
The flooring installer or do-it-yourselfer then nails the hardwood floor to the sleepers. In this case, however, the homeowner decided to lay sleepers every 6 inches instead of every 19 inches. One of the many advantages of the WarmlyYours system is the ability to customize the roll design to fit the room's specific layout or to accommodate the homeowner's preference for heating coverage. As you can see in the picture (right), the WarmlyYours roll was cut and turned every 6 inches, snaking back and forth throughout the entire room.
Thanks to the assistance provided by WarmlyYours support team, who guided the homeowner throughout the installation process, the homeowner completed the job successfully. We have just followed up on this project and the homeowner couldn't be happier with the new heated wood floor!