Heating mats are the same cable as the loose cable kits (3mm loose heating cable rated @10 watts/m) already spaced out for you and attached to a fully adhesive mesh backing. Our heating mats come in 3 wattages:
· 200 watts per square meter- this is the most powerful type of heating mat. It can be used beneath tiled or stone floors and is recommended for high heat loss areas such as conservatories. It should also be be used where laying onto a concrete floor when not using insulation boards. The maximum size of mat on 1 thermostat is 18m2
· 150 watts per square meter – this is a mid range powered mat which is suitable for most applications which can be used as a primary source of heating beneath most floor finishes. It should be noted that finishes such as Kardean or Amtico have a maximum of 150w per meter. The maximum size of mat on 1 thermostat is 24m2
· 100 watts per square meter – This is the lowest powered mat which is suitable for taking the chill off cold tiles – it is not suitable for a primary heating source. The maximum size of mat on 1 thermostat is 30m2
Heating mats are for use on a finished subfloor such as concrete screed or plywood and we recommend they are encased in either a flexible tile adhesive (if laying tiles) or a flexible levelling compound if laying any other floor finish.