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SunTouch TapeMat Installation Options

SunTouch TapeMat Installation Options

SunTouch Mats can be shaped to fit any area. See how the orange mat is cut (not the blue heating wire!) and turned to fill the space. In more complex areas, the wire can be removed from the mat and shaped. We can help you with layout and design! Call the radiant floor heating experts at 1-866-558-3369

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  • George H.
    Author: George H. Posted: August 4, 2016

    I have two questions regarding the use of your warming mats. First, what nominal height or thickness will these mats add to a finished, tiled floor? Secondly, in areas under tile not installed with the mat, what do you recommend as a spacer to bring the other tile up to finished height over the mat?

    G. Herndon

    • Jacquelyn Sutterman
      Author: Jacquelyn Sutterman Posted: August 4, 2016

      Hi George!

      All SunTouch mats are low-profile, roughly 1/8" in height.
      Overall a mat system will raise the floor just under a quarter of an inch (1/4") after mortar is applied.
      Since the mats are so thin, no spacers are needed to keep the tiles level, just a little extra thin-set mortar in the areas where there is no mat.

      If you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at or give us a call at (866) 558-3369. We’re here to help!

      - Jacquelyn Sutterman

  • Linda H.
    Author: Linda H. Posted: December 1, 2016

    What do I need to put this heating in an existing bathroom that has congoleum on the floor at present and will have porcelain tile installed over it?

    • Author: Jacquelyn S. Posted: December 2, 2016

      Hi Linda,

      If the Congoleum is adhered to the subfloor, not just floated over it, then there is no problem installing a heated system over it and beneath your new tile floor.

      Just be sure to follow the standard tile installation guidelines for installing over a vinyl-type flooring, as in some cases it is recommended to rough up the vinyl planks before applying thin-set to them. Check with your tile installer/manufacturer for more information.

      Warm Regards,
      The Warm Your Floor Team