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Methods Used to Attach Step Warmfloor Heating Elements

Methods used to attach Step Warmfloor heating elements

STEP Warmfloor heating elements are easy to install. So easy, in fact, that holding the product in place only requires a staple gun or hammer and a handful of nails. Nothing gets more attention on a job site when the STEP Warmfloor heating element is stapled to the subfloor, due to how easy it can be fastened down.

The most common method used to attach the STEP Warmfloor heating element to the floor is staples. Staples can be loaded into a staple gun, or a hammer stapler. If the application requires attaching numerous feet of the heating element, then a hammer stapler will save time and save on the repetitive motion of pushing down on a stapler. If, for some reason, you can’t locate your staple gun, then simply use a hammer and some nails to hold the element in place.

Securing the STEP Warmfloor heating element in place makes sure it will not move. When you begin, just staple the middle portions but leave each of the ends unsecured. By leaving the ends unsecured, you can easily use a scissors or a sheet rock knife to remove the plastic from both sides of the bus braids prior to crimping the secondary low voltage wires. Once you have completed the crimp connections, then, secure the element at each end, again with staples or nails. Remember when securing the element to the floor you make sure to avoid penetrating through the outside bus braids. The bus braids are clearly marked on each side of the STEP Warmfloor heating element. Any other area of the heating element can be nailed or stapled through. STEP Warmfloor heating mat

The final method of securing the element to the floor is to use approved double sided tape. Make sure you ONLY use the tape recommended by the manufacturer. Using unauthorized tape may void the warranty. For more information about STEP Warmfloor heating systems, call a representative at (800) 785-8738 or visit HeatMyFloors.com’s undefloor heating product information page.