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Old 09-06-2006, 10:33 PM   #1
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In floor heat anyone?

Does anyone have any knowledge or experience (or opinions ) about the possibility of installing some in-floor heating under linoleum? I'm getting ready to put in AZ Rock, which is a linoleum composite material, and like the idea of wiring in a 2' x 6 or 8' strip of that in floor mat heatin product.

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Old 09-06-2006, 10:47 PM   #2
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I don't have any experience with the electric in-floor heat, only the hydronic types. Just be sure that you know what the wattage of the heating strip requires and that you have enough 'juice' to power it safely.

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Old 09-06-2006, 11:29 PM   #3
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I used it for years in other applications but stay away from the large pieces, it is made in 4" wide you run it back and forth the whole trailer will use less than a bulb in power.

I'll tell you this if you have a dog you'll never find hiim on your sofa they find the heat in the floor.

I intend to install it under the pergo.

Let me know if you want more info.
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Old 09-07-2006, 10:10 AM   #4
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Hi Bob,
I found a website: http://www.thermosoftinternational.c...otile_home.htm

that sells a mat product called Quiet Warmth, comes in 3' x 5' and 3' x 10' mats, uses 110/120 volt, pretty reasonable. Speaking to the sales person, he assured me it would work under laminate, but has to be glued to substarte, and they sell a mat of matching density and thickness to fill in around it. I think it's worth pursuing, I like the idea. We have a hydrponic system in our home and it's heavenly.

What do you think?
thanks, krista
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Old 09-07-2006, 10:55 AM   #5
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Old 09-07-2006, 12:50 PM   #6
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I've used it in two bathrooms, under tile. The product I used was WarmlyYours and I was very pleased with the results.

You can also buy it at Home Depot. Their heat strips are cheaper, but if you want thermostat control it gets pricy. You can operate them with a simple rheostat.

The only caution would be to make sure there are no pinch points that could abrade the wire. If it shorts, it's practically impossible to repair.

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