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    I am planning on installing radiant floor heat under tile in our Master Bath. My wife is concerned about the use of floor mats on the heated tile. Is it okay/safe to use cloth floor mats on tile floor with radiant heat underneath? What about mats with a non-slip backing?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Bath Mats on Heated Tile Floors

    Check the manufactures web site and directions.

    I know of no heated floor system manufacture that allows rubber backed mat.

    This is a pro only site so do not expect any other responses. There is a DIY link in the forum banner.

    Tom
    http://chicagocraftsmen.org/2011/06/261.html

    Check with the AHJ, what we say doesn't matter.

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    • #3
      Re: Bath Mats on Heated Tile Floors

      I have never herd nor seen a radient system get hot enough to melt a rubber backed matt. With that being said, would I use on in my bathroom? probably not, stick with natural materials and you will be fine.
      Jeremy
      www.buildingforward.net

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      • #4
        Re: Bath Mats on Heated Tile Floors

        Any material sitting over a radiant heat floor will stop the outward flow of heat. Sun Touch has a gallery of infra-red photos of throw rugs, boots, shoes, etc., and how they tend to trap heat. Most of these items really do not block the exchange of heat from the floor to the room, but they will slow it down: as soon as the rug, or boot reaches the floor temperature, the flow of heat continues.

        Since all systems have different heat outpus, you should follow the manufacturer's operating instructions.

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          Re: Bath Mats on Heated Tile Floors

          more spam from people who cannot read
          Last edited by mbyrne; 04-05-2010, 02:03 PM. Reason: wrong address

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          • #6
            Re: Bath Mats on Heated Tile Floors

            people should buy advertising and not think we are too stupid to notice
            Last edited by mbyrne; 04-05-2010, 02:04 PM.

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            • #7
              Re: Bath Mats on Heated Tile Floors

              Why not delete both.........
              “I find the curiosity of our men with respect to this animal is pretty much satisfied.”
              ~ Meriwether Lewis

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