Several types of radiant floor heating. The best and easiest way to install a fiberglass mesh backing pinagtagpi contain electric resistance cable. Here I will explain how to install this type of radiant floor heating system.
The first thing you should do before installing is to exercise and create a floor plan. Discuss your needs with the supplier and they will calculate the amount of material required. They also let you know all the details of the layout showing where to cut and position the mesh for the best coverage and easy to install.
The second important thing to consider before installation is to operate in demand for electricity. You can discuss this with an electrical contractor. The radiant floor heating system you plan to install may require a dedicated circuit and ground-fault protection by circuit interrupter (GFCI).
Radiant Floor Heating System Installation
- Use scissors to cut the mesh support in accordance with the layout. Make sure you cut only the mesh and not the cable. Now you have a rectangular panel or exposed wire that you can position back and forth on the floor and fit around fixtures and cabinet.
- Using a tester, check and make sure the cable is intact and working. Staple or glue the mesh (not cable) to the subfloor to hold them in place. Now apply a layer of thinset or adhesive cement floor 1/8-inch mesh.
- Embed stone or tile floor with an extra layer of thinset cement.
- Get wiring system thermostat. Thermostat must be installed in a standard wall box by an electrician. Finally, to test whether the system works fine.
NOTE: The steps mentioned here is an overview of how to install a radiant floor heating system. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions during installation.