Environ™ Easy Mats
Add extra warmth and comfort to carpet*, laminate and floating wood flooring with a WarmlyYours Environ Easy Mats™ under floor radiant heating system. Easy Mats are perfect for heating large areas easily and quickly, with no need for cuts and turns. An Environ Easy Mat is a wafer-thin, non-adhesive mat that installs under your flooring — between the pad and carpet* or under laminate or floating wood flooring — to heat the floor and provide even, room-filling warmth.
At 12 watts per sq. ft., Environ Easy Mat systems allow for gradual warming of delicate carpet* and floating wood floor coverings and are energy efficient. Additionally, there are seven programmable schedules that you can use to provide the optimal level of comfort exactly when you need it. With 5 and 10 year warranties available and a quick installation process, Easy Mats are the ideal solution for warming up any area in your home.
Among the other benefits of installing Easy Mats, they are energy efficient and can even save you money over the long term. Since the heat produced by radiant floor heating systems is consistent and even, you may find yourself using central heating systems far less frequently than you used to, or being able to lower the temperature on your thermostat. For every degree you can lower your thermostat, your heating bills can be reduced. Imagine being able to use your central heat less, all because you installed radiant heating under your floors!
*In the U.S. only
Documents & Manuals
- Floor Heating Request for Quotation Form
- Permanent Fixture Sample Drawing
- Environ Checklist Materials And Tools Checklist
- Heat Loss Calculation Request Form
- RC-40AMP Relay Wiring Diagram with Environ™ Mat 120V Round Lead
- T1003-A Timer Wiring Diagram with Environ™ Round Lead 120V (Legacy)
- TH115-B-240GB SmartStat™ Wiring Diagram with Environ™ 240V Round Lead
- nSpiration Series Thermostat Environ Wiring Diagram
- nSpiration Series Thermostat Wiring Diagram with Multiple Environ™ using a Junction Box
Customer Questions & Answers
How much does it cost to run an electric floor heating system?
The answer to this question will depend on a whole host of variables, including, but not limited to, the run time (for supplemental heating, we usually recommend between 4-8 hours per day), the heating system you're using, the total square footage, and your local electrical cost. Typically, the cost is just a few cents a day.
To figure out how much a floor heating system might cost to run for you, make sure to use our interactive Operating Cost Calculator.
How does electric floor heating compare to central or forced air heating?
Typically, electric floor heating is used as a supplemental heat source but in some cases, it can be used as a primary heat source. Electric floor heating is more energy efficient, less prone to spreading dust and allergens, and easier to control from room to room. Air-based heating systems can be used for both heating and cooling and can be a good way to control air quality in the home with regular maintenance.
For a more in-depth answer to this question, check out this blog.
Do I have to replace my floor to install a radiant heating system?
Yes. While there are some systems that can be installed beneath floor joists, most radiant heating systems will need to be installed beneath the floor itself. This is why the best time to install floor heating is during a remodel or as a part of a new construction, when a floor is being installed anyways.
If you're interested in alternative radiant heating methods, check out our Radiant Panels, which are wall-mounted and use infrared technology to provide supplemental heating.
What’s the difference between hydronic (heated water tubing) and electric floor heating?
Hydronic systems operate by using heated water pumped through tubing beneath the floor. Electric underfloor heating works with heated cables beneath the floor. Typically, hydronic systems are a good choice for new construction projects and electric systems are better for remodels or single rooms. This is because the high installation costs of hydronic systems (boilers, pumps, etc.) makes them cost-prohibitive for projects like a bathroom or kitchen.
For a more complete answer to this question, check out this blogpost.
How does electric in-floor heating work?
These systems work by having an electric heating cable installed underneath the flooring (embedded or floating, depending on the system and floor type), which is then wired to a special thermostat (either one specifically designed for floor heating, like a WarmlyYours’ nSpiration Series control, or a third-party thermostat). When turned on, the heating cable emits heat upward through the flooring which is then radiated throughout the room, heating all solid surfaces.
What wood laminates are compatible with Environ™ Heating System?
Verify that your laminate is warranted for use with radiant heat. Most modern wood laminate floors are compatible with Environ™ Flex Rolls, but the maximum thickness of the timber / laminate / wooden flooring should not exceed 5/8” (15mm). Flooring that has metallic strips as part of its locking system is NOT compatible, as these metallic strips may damage the Environ™ Flex Rolls. Also laminates that have their pad already attached to the laminate are not compatible with the Environ™ Flex Rolls.
What underlayments are compatible with Environ Heating System?
Any type of underlayment/padding may be used as long as it has a density of 6-8 pounds per cubic foot. Certain underlayment, such as ¼” (6mm) thick cork, or 5mm CeraZorb are recommended for Environ™ Flex Rolls. It is also acceptable to place a vapor barrier, such as a plastic sheet, under the underlayment. Underlayment papers are not compatible with Environ™ Flex Rolls. Underlayment is necessary to prevent Environ™ Flex Rolls from damage from the weight of the floor, furniture, and people. Unavoidable wooden floor movements will not harm Environ™ Flex Rolls. Wooden floors expand and contract with temperature and moisture change. The wooden floor “moves” on top of Environ™ Flex Rolls. This movement will not damage Environ™ Flex Rolls when the installation is done correctly and the underside of the final floor covering is installed evenly. Some underlayment materials also have a noise reducing and insulating effect. When installing over concrete, a ¼” underlayment is mandatory. Any underlayment available in ¼” size is acceptable in most cases. CeraZorb, cork, or ¼” to 3/8” of expanded polystyrene (EPS) with a density of 2 pounds per cubic foot or more, are recommended for installation under Environ™ Flex Rolls. When installing over a concrete slab, choose the underlayment with the highest R-Value.
What is the warranty for the Environ™ floor heating system?
Environ™ Floor Heating Systems are backed by WarmlyYours 5 and 10 year “No Nonsense™ Warranty* and WarmlyYours highly recognized lifetime 24/7 technical support. Due to the fact that we will also cover not only the cost of labor, but also the cost of the floor itself, our warranty is renowned for being an industry best. Our “No Nonsense™ Warranty” for Environ covers 5 years for under carpet applications and 10 years for under laminate or floating wood floors.
I have multiple Environ™ flex rolls, how do I connect them to the thermostat?
Multiple Environ™ products may be connected in parallel directly to a thermostat or through the junction box. Please ensure the total amperage of all connected mats doesn’t exceed the thermostat’s maximum load.
I have a pre-attached underlayment on my laminate flooring, can I use Environ™?
No. Laminates that have their pad already attached to the laminate are not compatible with the Environ™ Products.
What is the typical operating cost of the Environ™ floor heating system?
The actual cost of operating your floor heating system will vary depending upon a number of factors including the cost of electricity in your area and the length of time you run your system. Try our Operating Cost Calculator for a quick estimate.
How many watts per square foot does Environ™ deliver?
The Environ™ Flex Rolls and Easy Mats are designed to deliver 12 watts per square foot.
Is the Environ™ floor heating system installed directly up to the wall end to end and can I have it installed under my couch too?
For carpet applications, we require 12" around the perimeter of the room so that a carpet stretcher can be used without damaging the Environ roll or mat. With laminate floors, you can install it wall to wall. We do not recommend heating under heavy pieces (100lb/ft2). And, never heat under permanent fixtures.
Will this burn the laminate or carpet?
No, as long as a licensed electrician properly installs it. We suggest setting your nSpiration Series thermostat control at a maximum of 85°F when the system is installed under laminate flooring. See your laminate manufacturer for their requirements regarding their product when used with electric radiant heat.
Is there a visual height difference between carpets with Environ™ underneath and without and will the heating system make a crunching sound under my feet?
The height difference and sound is purely dependent on the choice of carpet and padding. Different carpets and carpet pads have different qualities and will be a determining part of height and sound.
How thick are the roll/mat and electrical cord?
The roll and mat is 1/16" thick, and the cord is 1/4" in diameter.
Do I need insulation when installing a floor heating system over a concrete slab?
When WarmlyYours floor heating systems are being installed on a concrete slab, we strongly recommend adding a layer of insulation over the slab prior to installing the system. While our systems provide up to 25% more heating power per square foot than many of our competitors, the slab will always act as a "heat sink." Some of the heat that would otherwise be transferred to the flooring surface will remain in the slab, causing the floor’s surface temperature to be considerably lower. This is true with any floor warming system.
When installed on top of a concrete slab without insulation, it is generally accepted that a radiant floor heating system will take the chill away from the floor and provide a small amount of warmth. Adding insulation on top of the slab and beneath any floor heating system will allow a greater percentage of the heat generated to transfer to the flooring surface. This results in greater efficiency and therefore faster warm up times, higher expected surface temperatures and lower energy usage. The floor will have the capacity to warm to a comfortable temperature, and in some cases can be employed as the primary heat source for that room.
The recommended types of insulation are natural cork, insulated tile backer boards and insulated underlayment, such as CeraZorb synthetic cork.
What voltage does WarmlyYours floor heating systems utilize?
The floor heating systems are offered in both 120 volt and 240 volt for the North American market. A 208 volt breaker panel can also accommodate our 240 volt floor heating system. It is important to note that the energy consumption will be the same: a 240 volt system will not cost more to operate than a 120 volt system. You are billed in kilowatts, and the 120 volt and 240 volt systems use the same amount of kilowatts. WarmlyYours often specifies a 120 volt system in smaller projects while a 240 volt system is typically recommended for larger projects (120 square feet of electric floor heating coverage or more). The benefit of switching to a 240 volt system is the reduction in amperage. Our programmable thermostat can control a radiant floor system up to 15 amps. The 120 volt system will reach 15 amps at 120 square feet of electric floor heating coverage. However, the 240 volt system will reach 15 amps at 240 square feet of electric floor heating coverage, allowing a much larger system to be connected to the thermostat. For installations over 240 square feet, a relay contactor or power modules are needed.
How do I work with my electrician to install WarmlyYours electric floor heating?
While WarmlyYours systems are typically installed by your floor covering contractor, a licensed electrician is recommended for the final thermostat hook-up. With every quote, we provide an Installation Plan layout, together with an electrical plan that has all the info required for the electrician.
What type of flooring can I install along with an electric floor heating system?
WarmlyYours’ TempZone™ product is most commonly installed under tile, stone, and marble flooring, but can also be installed under many other popular floor covering options such as hardwood, vinyl and linoleum. We also have our Environ system, which is an electric floor heating product as well and is specially designed for installation under carpet (in the U.S. only), laminate and floating wood. WarmlyYours can accommodate any flooring type with either of the floor heating products that we offer. If your flooring type isn't listed here, just give us a call at (800) 875-5285 and we will be happy to discuss it with you.
What temperature will my heated floor reach?
The temperature of your floor can range anywhere between 75°F to 95°F. The floor's actual temperature will depend on a number of factors including the amount of heat loss that the room experiences as well as the room’s configuration. For instance, the warmth contained in a two story entry way would likely be less than that of a smaller, more enclosed area such as a bathroom. In a bathroom that is located on the second floor of your home or over another floor in your home that is typically heated, the temperature of your heated floor should easily reach a comfortable temperature of 85 degrees Fahrenheit, if installed correctly. For the heat loss calculation for your specific room, you can access the Heat Loss Calculator or you can call us at (800) 875-5285 and a Customer Service Representative will make the calculation for you.
What is the total power/amperage that the floor heating system draws and does this system need a dedicated circuit?
The amount of amperage draw depends upon how large the area is that you are heating. For coverage of areas less than 30 square feet, the system will draw less than 3 or 4 amps. If you have a larger area over 120 square feet of heated space, then you may need a larger breaker plus additional controls. No matter what the size of the area you choose to heat, we recommend a dedicated circuit for your system.
If I have extra cold lead wire, can I trim off what I don't need for my installation?
Yes. Unlike the heating cable, the cold lead wires can be trimmed or lengthened with additional lead wire which can be purchased from WarmlyYours.
How will radiant floor heating affect my wood floor?
WarmlyYours nSpiration controls are equipped with an in-floor sensor to precisely control the floor's temperature to comply with the wood manufacturer's temperature recommendation.
How do I know if I am installing my floor heating system properly?
Please keep in mind that you must check your system with a Digital Ohms meter in conjunction with a Circuit Check™. Take an initial reading as soon as you take the product out of the box to verify that it is within -5% / +10% of the values stated on the product’s label. This will give you a basis of comparison for future readings. Take a second reading once you have positioned the system to match your custom installation plan. It is also advisable to take an additional reading in the middle of the tile installation, just to make sure that the Circuit Check™ is doing its job. Then, take a final reading when you are finished with the floor installation and are ready to hook up the thermostat.
The Circuit Check™ is a tool developed by WarmlyYours to give you peace of mind and ensure trouble-free installations. Simply hook up the cold leads to the tool while you position the system to match your custom installation plan.
The Circuit Check™ will continuously monitor the continuity of the circuit during the installation of your system and during the installation of your flooring. The Circuit Check™ beeps immediately when a short in the system is detected, alerting you to a potentially damaged cable in the area you are working, before you lay the tile over the floor heating system. The WarmlyYours technical support team is available 24/7 to provide assistance if the alarm sounds, or if you would have any questions during your installation.
Is WarmlyYours Safe and what About EMF?
Our floor heating systems have withstood rigorous safety testing and earned the UL listing. They produce much less EMF than common household appliances like your TV or vacuum cleaner. The EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) tests all electrical devices and publishes the data. Many common household appliances are tested at a distance of 6 inches. The test results indicate that on average, the EMF emitted for the following appliances, measured in Milligauss (mG) units, is:
Vacuum Cleaner: 300 mG
Microwave: 200 mG
Portable Heater: 100 mG
Dishwasher: 20 mG
Washing Machine: 20 mG
WarmlyYours TempZone™ (Twin): 1.8 mG
How can I determine what I need for my floor heating project and how can I find out what my floor heating system will cost?
You can use the Instant Quote Tool, which gives you many options for your floor heating coverage. Use this interactive tool to design your room online and receive an instant quotation with product recommendations, rough-in and installation kits, cost of your control, etc. Planning your floor heating project is made easy when using our Instant Quote Tool.
Send us your floor plan or fax it to (800) 408-1100 and we will send you a quote, product recommendation and a free custom installation plan for your project.
Can I use a floor heating system as a primary heat source?
Yes, in most cases, a floor heating system can be effective as a primary heat source. However, our TempZone™ and Environ™ systems are most commonly used as a secondary heat source, providing floor-to-ceiling radiant heat to any room in your home where you desire more warmth and comfort.
If you are considering electric floor heating for an addition to your home, such as a sunroom where you have no other source of heat, WarmlyYours offers an innovative online tool which calculates approximate heat loss. This tool can help you to determine if a WarmlyYours’ floor heating system will provide your desired comfort temperature throughout the year. You can access the Heat Loss Calculator or you can call us at (800) 875-5285 and a Customer Service Representative will make the calculation for you.
Environ™ Easy Mats achieved an average rating of 4.9 stars with 27 reviews by our customers.
Richard M., Otisville, MI on 08/13/2017
I have not been able to install the product I purchased from WarmlyYours as yet, but am very satisfied with all products I have purchased from WarmlyYours in the past.
I am so Glad I Discovered the Easy Mat
Clint L., MANITOU SPRINGS, CO on 05/02/2017
I am so glad I discovered the Easy Mat. I placed 2 of them (5' X 10') in a well insulated third floor remodel in our house. The third floor has no other heating source. We installed good pad, the mats, then good wool carpet. This was wired to the nSpire Touch WiFi thermostat. Installation was straightforward. The setup does an amazing job of heating the room and keeping us comfortable. It is now the go to floor when things get a little chilly in our 1888 Stone Victorian house. Highly recommended.
William B., CLINTON, CT on 03/28/2017
Very easy to DYI. The instructions and the videos on the website were extremely helpful. The product works great. Nice even heat distribution. I keep the floor temp same as room temp. Big difference in comfort level. Good stuff!
Ken B., Airdrie, AB on 04/18/2016
Good product, no issues, simple to install.
We are thrilled with how this product performs
Andrea P., Hinsdale, IL on 04/16/2016
Amazing product! We installed it in a family room we remodeled. The family room was part of an addition that was on a slab so the room was extremely cold especially in the winter. We used the mat under pad and carpet and it heats up in minutes. We are thrilled with how this product performs.
Susan T., TRENTON, IL on 04/16/2016
I love my heated flooring... it keeps my feet toasty warm!
Am enjoying Warmly Yours very much. Mrs. Maddie Cannino
John C., Mchenry, IL on 06/18/2013
Am enjoying Warmly Yours very much. Mrs. Maddie Cannino
Love the product
David I., Apple Valley, MN on 05/17/2013
I used the panel as I was finishing an older basement. The panel is used in my TV room and was extremely easy to install. I met the carpet guys there and rolled out the panel after they installed the carpet pad. It could not of gone any easier. The system heats well as we can sit on the floor in the middle of a Minnesota winter. Love the product.
Prompt delivery. Good follow up. Product is easy to install.
Robert G., Sudbury, ON on 04/18/2013
Prompt delivery. Good follow up. Product is easy to install. Very pleased overall.
Marc N., Richmond Hill, ON on 01/14/2013
Love it! Easy install and operation, toasty toes all 'round Thanks!