This product installs easily under floating laminate, engineered hardwood flooring, and carpeting, but is not recommended for flooring that is nailed down because the nails can damage the heating elements and interrupt the flow of power. At a thickness of less than 1/16-inch, this product is ultra-thin and does therefore not add any discernable thickness or sponginess to the finished flooring. The provided 30 sq. ft. (3-ft x 10-ft roll) isn’t a lot of area coverage, but is sufficient to run along the front of a bathroom vanity or bedside, to take the chill off your feet when you first step onto the flooring. Multiple rolls of the product can be spliced together to cover a larger area. To install, a bit of planning is required since you need to connect to a power source, such as a nearby 120V electrical wall receptacle, and a thermostat. MP Model #THERMST thermostat, available at The Home Depot (SKU #238472), is recommended for this heated underlayment because, unlike a traditional thermostat, it features a floor sensor that monitors temperature of the heated floor. The product is installed the same as you would underlayment, and the length can be trimmed with a sharp knife or scissors, and taped securely into place, prior to installation of the flooring. To allow for wiring, and not add unusual thickness and bulges to areas of the flooring, it may be necessary to cut out sections and strips of the underlayment to provide pockets and channels for the wires to run. Overall, a good product, but warming a large area, such as a bedroom, where multiple rolls are needed, can be costly. There are other products available that incorporate a heating element into the underlayment, but they are more costly and don’t work as well to warm the floor as the QuietWarmth heated underlayment, which is installed on top of the underlayment, directly below the flooring. Great solution to cold flooring. Highly recommended.
Comfortable, Easy to Install, Effective