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  • Koby Bose

5 Facts About Heated Flooring

DITRA-HEAT is a great system the combines electric floor warming with a decoupling membrane to isolate the tile from the floor below. This keeps your tile warm to the touch while at the same time preventing cracks in your grout and tile. DITRA-HEAT allows us to place heat cables where they are needed, and can warm your kitchen, bathroom, and showers.

Here are FIVE FACTS you probably didn’t know:

1. Heated Floors Have Been Around for Generations

Radiant heating is an ancient concept, with its origins tracing back to Ancient Rome. At that time, people built fires under their homes and heat was filtered up through pipes. This system wasn't very efficient, but it did manage to warm the house-and served as an early precursor for today's radiant heating systems.

2. Heated Flooring Is Efficient

Radiant heating heats from the bottom up at a constant temperature, this keeps the heat low where it is needed. A radiant heating system can be a great supplement it your existing HVAC system. You will be able to enjoy warm floors all winter.

Standard HVAC systems condition air by circulating it through the ductwork of a building. When turned on, these systems heat or cool attempting to maintain a consistent temperature. However, this process also uses a significant amount of energy and often results in extreme fluctuations between too warm and too cold throughout the day.

3. Heated flooring is not as expensive as you might think.

Heated flooring was once only achieved by running heated water through pipes in the foundation. This was really only possible to install during the original construction, and would be cost prohibitive during a renovation.

Electrically heated floors are much more affordable than older systems. You can find these electric heating systems are available in rectangular mats, or integrated into a decoupling membrane beneath the tile.


The cost of radiant heating systems has decreased in recent years due to the easy installation process. While earlier versions required extensive labor costs, newer models can be placed under the tile by the same person installing the tile. The system is controlled by a wall-mounted thermostat. This means that installing a floor heating system isn’t just an option during original construction–it can also done quickly and easily during any renovation where the floor is being updated.


Heated flooring is often installed in bathrooms, but it can also be used in other locations if the right flooring is utilized. The changing temperatures might induce warping or gaps in wood when a radiant heating system is installed beneath hardwood floors. Fortunately, porcelain wood look tiles have the beauty of wood with the conductivity of porcelain, allowing you to enjoy heated floors in any area without sacrificing elegance! Many homeowners prefer heated flooring throughout their basements, kitchens, and even bedrooms.

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