A Sensational Sub-floor Solution
Down at the Calgary Home and Interior Design Show I happened to bump into Mark Heinemann of OnEsta Tile Supply and we started talking about the popularity of heating your bathroom floors using Laticrete Floor HEAT.
By the way OnEsta Tile Supply is a Calgary based wholesaler that provides beautiful imported natural stone, marble, slate and porcelain tile to both residential and commercial customers. Established in 2007 Onesta is rapidly growing to serve the busy Calgary market.
When most people think of heated tiles they imagine a hot toasty floor but you really don't want your floors to be steaming hot, just warm enough so you won't be chilled to the bone when you step out of your warm bed onto them in the wee hours of the morning.
Regulated and Reliable Warmth
Basically you set the temperature and depending on how hot or cold it is, the thermostat kicks in or turns off accordingly.
The typical cost of heating your floors is around ten to fifteen dollars a month depending upon the size of your bathroom. For the average homeowner installing one of these systems is a bit much and is probably best left to the pros unless you are both an electrician and a tiler.
There are two types of radiant heating systems, mat and cable systems, both give off the same kind of heat. The real difference is mat is easier to install for larger areas, whereas cable offers greater flexibility for tighter areas in your bathroom.
To find out more about radiant heated floors or other tile related products contact:
OnEsta Tile Supply
4527 – 6A Street NE
Calgary, Alberta T2E 4B2
Phone: (403) 770-7489
Fax: 1 (866) 536-4116
And if you are into creating an eco friendly bathroom then read this on using sustainable flooring products that is also a good read. Also if you want more information on how to tile your lavatory then you have to read this! And to round it off this piece talks about the ins and outs of under-floor radiant heat in your john.