TempZone™ Installation and Review by AConcordCarpenter
Watch as Robert Robillard, also known as 'A Concord Carpenter' performs a full installation of the TempZone™ radiant heating system. From start to finish, Robillard says this model of infloor heating is one of the most effective ways to warm spaces like bathrooms. The accompanying article about this radiant floor heating system installation can be found at AConcordCarpenter.com.
Hi, I'm Rob Robillard, and you're at AConcordCarpenter.com. Today's product review, we're taking a look at an electric radiant heat product. It's going to go on the floor of this bathroom and it's called, it's from a company called WarmlyYours. It's their TempZone, electric radiant heat mat system.
Basically, this is kind of an odd shaped bathroom. There's going to be a tub, a very small soaking tub here. So it's very broken up. And back here is the toilet and showers over here. You can't see that. What we've done is I basically made a drawing, a detailed drawing and a template and sent it to WarmlyYours. Within 24 hours, they got back to me with a plan. And within another three or four days, they send the product right out. It's a really easy company to work with. I've dealt with them before with snow melting. A snow melting product that I did recently. You can see that on my site. So what we're going to do here is we're going to install the, as soon as all the plumbing is done. We're going to secure the subfloor. We want to secure an underlayment, probably a hard hardback or type product. And once that is secure down, we're going to apply some thinset to the floor, embed our matting. It's basically a mesh mat with the heating element in it. And we're going to set that and thinset and then we're going to apply thinset over that and apply tile on top of it. So it's going to be heated floor. You can't see here. But over here I installed, we had the electrician install a box and a 15 amp power supply to it. That's going to be the power supply to the heat as well as a thermostat over here. And a, my guess is they'll probably be a floor sensor that will go in with the matting as well. That's part of the components. I found the company super easy to work with. They really know what they're doing. They give you detailed drawings. They're super responsive on the phone and via email. And the installation directions are pretty, pretty straightforward. So we're going to give this a go.
We're going to finish our work here as far as the framing and structural stuff goes, and we're going to see about installing this mat. So let's get started. OK, the last time we were here, the bathroom wasn't quite in this spot. We had to do some structural framing. We do some wall repair and insulation. We've since done all that. We put in our subfloor and the tub was installed and most of the tile is installed as well. Next step is we're going to install our WarmlyYours matting on the floor. A couple of things I want to point out. It comes with a very detailed manual, which is a do-it-yourself manual, makes it very, very easy. And one thing that I don't know if the camera can pick this up or not, but it comes with an installation plan. And basically what they did, they show a starting point and an ending point and they basically show you how to wrap your matting. And basically you have to cut it and flip it or turn it to get it to fit, especially in an odd space like this. So what we're going to do today is we're going to take this heating mat we're going to unravel it and start laying it out and marking up the floor and seeing how it works.
OK, we've prepped the bathroom and we're ready to install the floor for the heat that comes in this roll. And basically what we do is, is according to a plan, that WarmlyYours laid out for us basically just follow this layout plan. You cut the mesh and you turn you turn the roll that's needed. So we're going to kind of fold it and cut it back and forth and kind of weave through this bathroom in that fashion. We're going to secure the mat, wires down with either a staple gun, taking care, obviously not to staple it to the wires or a hot glue gun, whichever works best if we have to and we have to run free form some of this wire, you can actually pull this wire off the mesh and then cut it off the mesh and run free form as well around obstacles or things like that. I'm hoping we don't have to do that in this bathroom. The mat comes with a circuit checker. It's not an ohm tester. Or a tester. It's just a circuit tester and it lets you know that if the wires are broken, you'll hear a tone. And basically, basically, the tone sounds like this. So once we get that set up, we'll leave that turned on and we'll start laying it out, up here is a thermostat and we have this wire here, this rope that we're going to use to pull the wire up to the thermostat. So that will be where our power comes from. It's 120 volts. We're going to get started.
We're going to start installing this and we'll see how it goes. Trowel like this OK, the thinset is dry, and basically what it's done is basically encapsulated the WarmlyYours matting onto the subfloor, into the floor, and it creates a nice surface to now put our tiles on top of. What we'll do next is we'll mix up another batch of thinset That we'll very gently trowel it on and apply our floor tiles just like we would normally. So let's get started. This is the finished floor and the matting runs all the way under here and the feeds come up this wall right here to a thermostat. Well, the bathroom is finally done. And the best part about it is this being able to walk barefoot comfortably on what normally would be a super cold tile. Now it's super warm and cozy. That's why we do this right. We do this to make our homes comfortable and easy to live in, step out of the shower. You step on a warm, warm floor. Not only is it providing comfort, but it's supplementing heat. We have a two foot radiator, hot water radiator behind the door here. That's not big enough to warm this room comfortable. This will be a very cold bathroom normally.
The WarmlyYours heating mat that is underneath this tile will supply of heat and probably the majority in this bathroom. It's going to make this room nice and cozy, beautiful heat, as well as really comfortable to walk barefoot and not be mostly barefoot in bathrooms in the morning. You may want to think about showers or whatever, so let's make it comfortable. From start to finish, This is a super fun project. I really, really enjoyed working with WarmlyYours people from Matt when I ordered it to speaking to Julia about the product itself. There was super fun and super easy people to get along with and to talk to. I found them easy to deal with, easy to ask, follow up questions with. When the product arrived, it came with great instructions and detailed drawing. As long as you carefully follow those instructions and you carefully install the system, you've got a great system.
You're going to get and years and years of warm floors in your home enjoying the comfort and the beauty of a nice remodeled bathroom as well as the heat. It's a great system. I highly recommend it. I'm Rob Robillard, and You're at AConcordCarpetner.com see you at the next product review, take care.