DIY – Even in the summertime, tile floors can be very cold in the morning. Most of us learn to deal with it by wearing socks or house slippers. But, sometimes, especially in the middle of the night, we forget. As soon as we step our feet onto the bathroom floor, we’re instantly hit with the shock of cold tile on our feet. One great alternative is to install a radiant floor mat. We’ve provided you with the step-by-step, do-it-yourself instructions below, to help you with your DIY radiant floor heating installation.
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It’s important to install a tester or a sensor that will measure the temperature of the floor to avoid the overheating. If a thermostat will be used to control the floor heating system, install the thermostat sensor wire to make sure it is implanted through the mortar.
You’re now ready to lay down the easy heat mat onto the sub-floor. Staple down the mat to the subfloor using the staple gun. Be sure to avoid stapling through any of the electrical wires.
Completely cover the mat with an even scratch coat of mortar. Make sure it’s level with the heating cables. The coat of mortar should be level and applied all over the entire floor, including areas that won’t be warmed. Watch for the scratch coat to dry completely. Set the tiles in the usual way.
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