Heated floors are definitely underutilized in the apartment industry. Hydronic radiant floor heating, while one of the easiest ways to heat a home, is generally not feasible for multifamily due to apartment building codes and the fact that the system takes up so much space with boilers, tanks, pumps, pipes and controls. That doesn’t mean you should write off heated floors in bathrooms, which, let’s face it, can be a big value-add for attracting and retaining residents—especially in northern cities like Chicago and New York.
Electric radiant heating is an easy and inexpensive way to keep your residents’ toes warm. After all, having cold feet is no way to start off your day. EasyHeat Warm Tiles mats by Emerson Industrial are up to the task of bringing soothing, energy-efficient heat to any floor ranging from 6 to 138 square feet in size, including areas with irregular shapes. The 1/8 inch thick mats do not limit your design scheme, as they can be safely installed underneath ceramic, porcelain, terrazzo, glass mosaic, marble, engineered wood and stone floors.
EasyHeat mats install in a quick three-step process. First a thin layer of mortar is applied to standard under flooring. The mats are then laid down. The final step involves covering the mat with mortar and installing the flooring surface. Commercial-grade ultra-thin interwoven fabric keeps the mat stable during construction.
Standard sizes ship immediately, while custom orders can be rushed. EasyHeat also provides all the accessories flooring contractors need to get the job done right, including programmable and non-programmable thermostats, relay kits and fault indicators. For more information, be sure to check out the Warm Tiles website.