I'm really excited to have these (warm tootsies 4eva) but I'm also a little nervous about this part of the process. Installation seems pretty easy - unroll the mats, stick them to the floor, mortar and tile over - but f you nick or damage the wires, you can knock out a whole mat. And they're not cheap. Even worse, if you don't realize what's happened until after you install the tile, the only way to fix it is to rip out the floor. So we're going to be veeeeeeery careful.
We're using electric mats, and we went for a type that would be warm enough to actually be the main source of heat for the room. Right out of the box - it's amazing how small these mats are.
|So much worry and expense for something so tiny.|
Now that it's down, we can attach an alarm that will let us know if we break the connection. So far, so good. Next we'll tack it down with a thin layer of mortar, do a final test, and then tile over it. I can't wait!