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August 12, 2017 18:06

A warm floor under the tile with their hands

Tile floors often placed in high humidity areas: in the kitchen, in the bathroom and in the hallway.Flooring tile has a good decorative qualities, it is easy to wash, she is not afraid of moisture.At the same tiled surface cool to the touch, and it creates discomfort when walking on it without shoes.The solution to this problem - a warm floor under the tile.It can be done with their own hands, without major alterations floor and large financial costs.

A warm floor under the tile with their hands

warm floor under the tile with their hands

Materials for floor heating under the tiles

Run warm floors in several ways, but the simplest and most effective of them - a warm floor under the tiles using a heating mat.Heating mats are made using twisted pair cable shielding shell stacked "snake" on the self-adhesive mesh.The mats are produced of varying lengths, their length and heat transfer depends on the power.Cut the heating cable can not, so before you buy you need to draw the layout plan and calculate the length of the mat.mat width - 0.5 m, heat - from 90 watts per square meter.

Materials for floor heating under the tiles

Materials for floor heating under the tiles

Besides heating mat length calculation to perform a warm floor will need:

  • thermostat.Choice of thermostat depends on the type of room and its mode of use.For example, the bathroom is more convenient thermostat with manual control - CSOs can quickly turn on maximum heat and warm and dry floor.
  • tile and tile adhesive.It can be used as glazed and stoneware tiles.The adhesive is selected depending on the tile type and operating conditions.
  • drill with a crown to set the thermostat, a Bulgarian with a circle on the concrete, construction tools.
  • multimeter to measure the resistance of the cable.

technology implementation of floor heating under the tiles with their hands

  1. Choose a place in the wall to install the thermostat and drill a hole using a drill and bits for concrete.When choosing a place to be considered the possibility of connecting the ends with the floor sensor and power wires.
  2. Do Stroebe under the wires in the wall and floor.The width and depth of the groove should not be less than 20 mm.
  3. Prepare draft floor: close up cracks and potholes, perform rough screed, remove dust and debris if necessary.
  4. Paul primed for better adhesion to concrete screed over its entire surface and allow the primer to dry.The primer is conveniently applied by roller, starting from the corner opposite from the door.
Mounting the thermostat

Mounting thermostat

  1. mark up the draft floor, delineating the surface on which the heat mat must not be laid.These include the installation location of heavy furniture, appliances and other heaters.For example, in the bathroom do not warm floor under the shower and bathroom, in the kitchen - a kitchen unit.Begin laying the heating mats on the far corner to the thermostat.
  2. When cable laying mats can be cut without hurting the power cable.Each subsequent piece is placed next to the previous one, doing a loop of cable.Lay the mat in several layers is impossible.
  3. distance between adjacent mats and loop cable must be at least 5 cm distance to walls, furniture and other heating equipment -.. At least 10 cm
  4. After laying the mats are placed in the power cord and output proshtroblennuyu groove in the hole for the thermostat.

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Installation of the heating mat

Installing the heating mat

  1. Check cable integrity by measuring its resistance.It should be within the limits specified in the certificate for mats.The scheme of placement and the measured value is recorded in the passport in the appropriate box - they may be useful for repair work requiring the drilling floor and the floor heating system check.
  2. Getting laying sensor, which measures the temperature of the floor.His place of laying should be at an equal distance from the adjacent loops of the heating cable.
  3. sensor together with wire before laying placed in a corrugated pipe, which is attached to the kit, and end of the tube tightly closed.The sensor in the pipe is laid in the prepared groove.
  4. ends of the wires from the sensor output to the thermostat.At the same time watching the tube bending radius in a place of passage baseboards - it should be at least 5 cm
Check the operation of electronics

Check availability electricians

  1. sensor installation obscure place tile adhesive, align the floor and allow the glue to dry..
  2. The wires from the sensor must be cut to the desired length, clean, obludit solder with a soldering iron and connected to the thermostat.Wiring is typically specified in the passport for the thermostat.
  3. thermostat to the corresponding terminals are connected and the ends of the heating cable and the power cable from the mains 220V
  4. supplies power to the controller and put the average temperature using the buttons or touch panel.Include heating via buttons or toggle switches.When voltage is applied to the cable usually hear a click.
Connect the wires to the thermostat

Wire the thermostat

  1. hand Check heating cable in all areas of the floor.Enabling no concrete screed should not be long in order to prevent the cable from overheating.
  2. mixed tile adhesive according to package directions.Apply glue to the mat, filling all voids and carefully smoothing it.The thickness of the adhesive layer should be at least 10 mm.
  3. smooth adhesive with a notched trowel, spreading it on the mats and remove excess glue.
  4. Getting tiling.Begin laying on the far wall.The tile densely press and check it is level.Under the tiles should be no voids, air, straight out.
We test the operation and proceed to laying tile

Test the operation and proceed to laying tile

before you use the underfloor heating must be completely let dry glue.its drying time indicated on the package.

Tile floors are durable, not afraid of moisture and corrosive liquids, and with proper care are more than 30 years.Heating mats allow, in addition, to get a comfortable temperature and reduce humidity in the room, to create a pleasant microclimate.Technology laying heating mats can also be used to perform the underfloor heating for laminate, linoleum and other coatings.

also advise to read about the warm floor under the linoleum with his hands.

Video - installation of floor heating under the tiles