How much do you need?
Determining the required floor heating area is relatively simple; always leave the free area to be heated. Placement under fixed parts such as bathtubs or shower baskets is never done so these surfaces will go out of the total. The resilient surface can then be coated with electrical mats.
The mats are delivered in a number of standard sizes, if your desired measurement isn't there please contact us so that we can check the possibility to deliver them. Currently the sizes below are available (in square meters):
The mats can then be easily customized by cutting the mesh (webbing). Make sure you only cut the webbing, because when the electrical cable is through, it must be repaired again, which increases the risk of problems later when the tile floor is installed. Below are some examples of how to pinch.
What are the advantages of electrical floorheating?
- Comfortable way of heating
- Very fast warm-up time
- Energy efficient
- No chopping, breaking or milling
- Directly applyable underneeth tile floor or equalization layer
- Applicable as main or additional heating
- Easy installation
- Relatively cheap
- Low consumption costs
- 100% waterproof
When everything is installed, you may want to control it from your Home Automation installation, and of course this is possible. But what do you need for that? Below are a number of options that can provide the control of your electrical underfloor heating in combination with a Z-wave controller.
The first and most obvious option is a complete thermostat, in this case the one from Heat It (available in black and white). This switches 230V and also includes an external floor sensor so that you can always respond quickly to temperature changes.
If you do not want to use a single thermostat or you don't need one, you can also choose a separate thermostat module that can switch based on temperature. These are supplied by the Qubino brand. They provide a thermostat module with an external sensor that can switch electrical floor heating, so there is no physical screen at which the set and current temperature can be read. This can then be done from the interface of your Z-wave controller.
If you want to measure the temperature at a point other than underneeth the floor only, the Qubino module sensor can be mounted in a perforated mounting box. Another option may be the use of a loose multisensor in the space that can serve as input for your heating system, for instance a sensor of AeonLabs, FIBARO or Everspring. This last variant is used more often in bathrooms because it can measure moisture in addition to temperature.