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The importance of insulation

Our technicians often get asked, “do I need insulation on a radiant floor?” The answer is, if you can insulate, you should.

Our technicians often get asked, “do I need insulation on a radiant floor?” The answer is, if you can insulate, you should.

STEP Warmfloor heating mats are being installed over cork insulation.

HeatMyFloors.com highly recommends insulating underneath our STEP Warmfloor product as it gives you more energy savings and improves comfort by preventing heat loss to the ground. The second law of thermodynamics states that heat always goes to cold, and if the space or room below the room you are heating is unheated and open, we suggest you insulate to keep more of the heat where it needs to be. If it’s a concrete floor you are trying to warm (such as a basement), we suggest using quarter-inch cork for insulation underneath the heating element. This will prevent heat loss to the ground and save on your energy costs.

When installed properly over insulation, HeatMyFloors.com’s STEP Warmfloor low-voltage system is up to 60 percent more efficient than forced air heating systems. The mats are extremely thin, durable and flexible. You can even staple through them!

HeatMyFloors.com's low voltage underfloor heating product is perfect for the handy do-it-yourselfer, or a heating contractor can assist you. Our STEP Warmfloor product comes with a 20-year warranty on the heating element. Learn more about all the heating options HeatMyFloors.com offers and get a quote on your project by calling (800) 785-8738 today.