I did a complete renovation (gutted) of my master bath. We had to remove the baseboard heat for the new design. My contractor suggested radiant heat. "Heated tiles?" I asked, disbelievingly. I thought that was a mansion-esque perk, but it was $225-ish on Amazon. Heated tiles can be heated by hot water running in pipes beneath them, or heated wires (I had no idea). I opted for the way less expensive wire. It was very easy to install, and my contractor looped it through my entire bathroom, including the floor of my shower! He even said it came with WAY more wire - covered WAY more square footage - than the package said it did. I think he looped them 4 inches apart. Were it possible and safe, closer would have been nicer for more uniform tile heating (floor does have "warm spots" when heat is cranked). I can heat the room EXCESSIVELY with that heat, and prancing about on warm tiles in the morning, especially during this $#%&@ winter we've had this year, was intoxicatingly wonderful.
This hooks up to a full, separate thermostat on the wall. I'm dinging it one star for - really - the instructions, which are easily the most incomprehensible I've ever seen. If your freakin' CONTRACTOR can't figure them out, I promise you, you can't figure them out either. You'd think it'd be easy, as the instructions are algorithmic/flowchart-based, but forget it. My contractor finally figured it out and tried to explain it to me, but I could never understand it, not one word. My plan is to NEVER TOUCH THE THERMOSTAT AGAIN. Sure, an 80-degree bathroom will probably be a little uncomfortable in, say, August, but at least my feet will never get cold.
This is just a treat, a real treat. Inexpensive, and easy to install, even for (it seemed to me) a DIYer... certainly seemed easier than tiling. I can't comment on how much it costs to run, how energy-efficient it is (if it is), or how long it'll last, but boy do I love it! HEATED TILES DON'T HAVE TO BE A "LUXURY!" THEY'RE INEXPENSIVE AND EASY TO INSTALL! Highly recommended!
- 商品尺寸: 34.3 x 24.4 x 7.9 cm
- 商品重量: 2.79 Kg
- 发货重量: 2.8 Kg
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