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SunTouch Floor Warming

Model 12000630R

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Store SKU #167563

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6 ft. x 30 in. 120V Radiant Floor-Warming Mat

$147.00 /each
  • Energy efficient
  • Easy to install
  • For use beneath laminate, vinyl, tile, or stone

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Add a touch of luxury to your home with the SunTouch Floor Warming 6 ft. x 30 in. Radiant Floor-Warming Mat. This low-profile system installs beneath tile, stone and even vinyl or laminate flooring. It's ideal for remodeling bathrooms and kitchens and offers an upscale option when designing new construction. It is energy efficient and inexpensive to operate. Dual wire technology reduces electromagnetic fields (EMF) to ultra-low levels and it is UL listed for safety. Detailed instructions are included for installation.

  • Install below ceramic or porcelain tile, stone or brick floors or in a self-leveling mortar bed below vinyl floors, floating wood- and laminate floors
  • For indoor floor-warming use only
  • Open-weave construction for easy application of thin-set and mortar without compromising the bond of your floor covering to the sub-floor
  • Dual wire technology keeps EMFs to ultra-low levels
  • UL listed for safety
  • Energy efficient, inexpensive to operate
  • Armored power lead wire straight to the electrical box, no conduit required
  • Single-point power connection to facilitate layout and wiring
  • Mats can be connected in parallel for larger floor surfaces
  • Can be combined with a thermostat control (not included)
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can I install this above a slab concrete floor

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I want to convert a 12 x 12 area in my garage into a bedroom, can I use this product over the slab? There is no crawl space or basement beneath my garage slab floor. I live in Massachusetts where it can get quite cold. The walls and ceiling and windows and doors are very well insulated.
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July 22, 2016
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I believe the instructions advised to place something on the concret floor prior to laying the flooring. I did not pay close attention to the details as my issue did not involve concret. So yes you can use this product.
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May 25, 2016
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Yes, of course. What's important is what is installed on top of this, which should be thin set and tile.
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We have ours under tile in a basement, undergrade bathroom and other than using some waterproofing paint as sealant, with grout and mortar it is working perfectly. Heats when needed and does an efficient job.Short answer: think you will not regret it.
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Yes, you can install this above a concrete floor.
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So if you don't want/need a thermostat, how does it work?

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Is it just set to a max warmth if you don't use a programmable thermostat?
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You must use a thermostat for this product to work. I'm not an electrician so I do not know if you can wire the flooring to be on 24/7. Yes, the thermostat allows you to regulate the temperature for each use.
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I had this same question and wanted to use just a regular timer. From what I understand, you need a thermostat as it regulates the amount of electricity the mat receives and also has a GFCI in it. Wiring the mat directly to a timer or switch would probably send too much power to the mat. I went with the SunTouch non-programmable thermostat.
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December 8, 2015
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If a thermostat is not used to regulate the temperature, then the floor would constantly heat at the full 12 Watts per Square Foot. We always recommend using a thermostat or switch of some kind to regulate and power on/off the heating system.
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Install on concrete slab. Underlayment? Insulating?

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I am planning to install the mat over on basement concrete floor with tile over it. Should I install some underlayment first? What kind would you recommend? Note that our rough-in wall height is only 6'11" so I'm trying to keep the total floor thickness to an inch if possible.
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we would recommend a thermal break underlayment installed over their concrete slab before installation of the radiant floor mat.
If they do a Google search for “Thermal Break Underlayment” they will find a number of manufacturers who supply the product just for this purpose.
Any product with a “R” value greater than “1” will work well with our radiant floor products. Some of the cork underlayment Read More
we would recommend a thermal break underlayment installed over their concrete slab before installation of the radiant floor mat.
If they do a Google search for “Thermal Break Underlayment” they will find a number of manufacturers who supply the product just for this purpose.
Any product with a “R” value greater than “1” will work well with our radiant floor products. Some of the cork underlayment products have a thickness of only 1.2 mm, with a “R” value greater than “3”.
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I put it on the concrete after two coats of sealant paint, then the unit, then quickset base, tiles and grout. Works great. Do have French drains around perimeter
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Is there a programmable thermostat available? If not, what other thermostat brand or type will work with this mat?

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When I ordered online, I had two options. One was programmable however, I did not purchase that one.
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March 8, 2016
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The programmable thermostat offered through Home Depot and Lowes is the SunStat Pro model 500670.
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 47 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Warm Toes all Winter! Great product, works well and I love the warm toes - no regrets there! I liked that you could cut and re-arrange where the heating sat Three things to be aware of: 1. You have to be VERY careful not to damage the wires. 2. The wires can make placing the tile uneven so you need to have fairly thick grout and lay the tile without your own weight on it. Obviously if you have a large area to cover, this could be difficult if you're laying from the center of the room and work yourself into a corner. 3. The instructions specifically say that the circuit should be 15 amps where my electrician said it should be 20 amps. You might want to calculate your load and clarify before you install. March 3, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Easy install Lots of different sizes to pick from, easy to install.Did two bathroom floors, used the programmable thermostat in one and the simple thermostat in the other bathroom. I liked the simple, less expensive thermostat better. August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Somewhat easy to install, keeps tile warm Installed this during a bathroom remodel. I laid the mat to cover the high-traffic areas and cut one section on the end and flipped it around for coverage in front of the vanity. The directions are thorough. I used just a multimeter and kept good tabs on the OHMs. To protect the mat from the trowel cutting the wire while laying, I covered the smooth ends of my trowel with duct tape. This seemed to work well. I smoothed a skim coat over the mat then used a 1/4" trowel to lay the base. For areas with no mat under the tile I used a 1/2" trowel. This helped keep the tile level whether over the mat or not. Difficulties I ran into was the mat coming up with the thinset when I was smoothing the skim coat over. I learned to keep the trowel at an angle and not pull it straight off. The double-sided tap was helpful but thinset is sticky. Also, get the mat as flat as possible so it does not bunch up while you are skimming it with thinset. The last problem I had was my 'key tile' was on the mat which had covered the mark I had on the floor. Keep this in mind and plan that key tile well. It draws only 1.5 amps but I wired a sole 20 amp circuit for the mat and a GFCI outlet. I did not wire the thermostat for the mat as a load off the GFCI as the thermostat GFCI and outlet GFCI would trip each other. The mat takes about 10-15 minutes to warm the floor. I have never been on a heated floor and it does not get too hot. It is a little warmer than a wood floor. Nonetheless, it is much better than cold tile. I can certainly feel a major difference when I step on a heated mat area versus a non-heated area. February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works great Kids came home for Christmas and loved the new floor in the guest bathroom. It takes a long time to heat up over the concrete basement subfloor, but it is nice when it's ready. Keep your thinset thick. My tiles aren't perfect along the edge of the mat. You need to build up the area around the mat. Also, I didn't dig deep enough holes in the concrete subfloor. for the thermostat or the connections and they required a lot of building up thinset around them. January 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Heated flooring wow, For a bathroom makeover the radiant flooring is an easy, user friendly product. I am an armature with remodeling, however this product makes me feel like a pro. The finished product is amazing. July 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by most comfortable room in our home! My husband and I love our radiant floor. I wish we would have installed it throughout the rest of our home. It is so wonderful to put our feet on a warm, cozy floor. Highly recommend. We installed with the digital programmable thermostat. October 22, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Piece of Garbage I had the mat professionally installed in a brand new basement bathroom. We set the temperature for 98 degrees for 12 hours and the floor temperature only increased one degree (from 62 to 63). A Sun Touch flooring rep came over to test the system. He concluded that everything operated normally, but said we should only expect a 10-15 degree temperature rise. Using a thermal camera, he showed me that the regular floor temperature was 55 degrees and with the mat on, the temp was 70 degrees. So in the winter when the floor is 45, the floor will be 55-60 degrees. This may be an OK product for an upstairs bathroom with a wood subfloor, but I would definitely not recommend it for a basement bathroom or any concrete sub-floor. Its a total waste of money if the bathroom floor is too cold for bare feet. There are better products out there. Now our options are to rip up the tile floor and either install a thermal barrier underneath the mat or use a better product. April 29, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by as advertised Heated Right Up Only Been On For Couple weeks. will see how it does this winter. May 11, 2016
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