Basement Floor Heating


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.


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Radiant Heat for Basement

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.


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For Tile, Stone & 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
  • $10 - $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
  • $5 - $15 per sq. ft. with Fixing Strips
  • $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
  • $10 - $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
  • $15 - $30 per sq. ft.
  • 12-15 Watts per sq. ft.
  • Available in 120/208/240 VAC

For Carpet, Laminate & Floating Hardwood

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.

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Environ Flex Roll Heating System Banner

Our most popular cut and turn installation designed for maximum flexibility.


  • 10 Year Warranty under Laminate & Floating Hardwood
  • 5 Year Warranty under Carpet (US Only)
  • $10 - $12 per sq. ft.
  • 12 Watts per sq. ft.
  • Available in 120/240 VAC
Environ Easy Mat Heating System Banner

Designed for an easy and quick installation in large spaces.


  • 10 Year Warranty under Laminate & Floating Hardwood
  • 5 Year Warranty under Carpet (US Only)
  • $10 - $12 per sq. ft.
  • 12 Watts per sq. ft.
  • Available in 120/240 VAC

For Polished, Stamped & Stained Concrete

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.

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Slab Heating Mat Heating System Banner

Targeted heat coverage designed for small areas.


  • 10 Year Warranty
  • $10 - $12 per sq. ft.
  • 20 Watts per sq. ft.
  • Available in 120/240 VAC
Slab Heat Cable Heating System Banner

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


  • 10 Year Warranty
  • $8 - $16 per sq. ft.
  • 20 Watts per sq. ft.
  • Available in 120/240 VAC

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Why Install Floor Heating in the Basement?


  • Make Your Basement Comfortable in Winter For many homeowners, their basement can be so cold in the wintertime that the room becomes essentially unusable. By installing radiant floor heating, you can ensure that your basement is warm and cozy during even the coldest months.
  • Add a Bedroom By adding a bedroom in the basement, you can create an inviting guest room that’s private and comfortable. To make it feel luxurious, consider buying bedding with a high thread count, unique furniture and some beautiful artwork. These touches will make your guests feel like they’re vacationing at a five-star resort while they stay with you.
  • Create an Open Living Area Any good basement should have an open living area for entertainment. This space can be modified as needed, depending on the occupants. It can be used for watching TV, as a play space for kids, or for weekly poker nights. The options are endless, which is what makes this space so great.

  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make my basement warmer?

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.

Should I add insulation before installing electric floor heating and how will that affect the system's performance?

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.

What if I have cracks in my concrete slab? Will that affect the floor heating installation?

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.

Will electric floor heating help with moisture issues like mold and mildew?

Yes, the drying effects of electric radiant floor heating will reduce the humidity coming from the slab, which is the largest source of moisture.

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