Laticrete has introduced Strata_Heat. The system includes the Strata Heat Thermal Pack, a heat-conductive thin-set additive which utilizes Thermal Diffusion Technology, Strata_Heat Wire, a Wi-Fi enabled Strata_Heat Thermostat and the Strata_Heat Mat. The floor heating system transfers heat faster and more uniformly than standard floor heating products on the market to reduce energy costs and provide customers with a customizable floor heating experience.

“At Laticrete, our focus is on innovation,” said Jay Conrod, Laticrete senior product manager. “We constantly strive to provide our customers with the highest quality flooring solutions and lead the industry with new technology. The Strata_Heat system is transforming the way floor heating will be installed for years to come. With the inclusion of the world’s first heat-conductive additive, as well as its smart-focused design, the Strara_Heat system is the most innovative development in floor heating history to date.”

Strata_Heat Thermal Pack is a patent-pending thin-set additive which has been designed exclusively for use with select Laticrete adhesives. Utilizing Thermal Diffusion Technology, heat generated from the Strata_Heat Wire is uniformly distributed throughout the adhesive to eliminate cold spots and quickly achieve the desired floor temperature. With the addition of Strata_HeatThermal Pack, homeowners may lower kilowatt usage and reduce energy costs by 15%.

Strata_Heat Wire is highly customizable with multiple spacing options for variability in heat output and design flexibility. Unlike most other systems, the Strata_Heat Wire does not have a minimum on straight run lengths and will not interfere with other electronics in the vicinity.

The Strata_Heat Wi-Fi Thermostat features a smart-focused design that is compatible with home automation devices to assist in controlling the Strata_Heat electric radiant floor heating system. It also has the ability to control the floor’s heat with a smartphone app or GPS positioning technology. The Strata_Heat Wi-Fi Thermostat is able to learn homeowner routines and apply the most efficient settings to possibly reduce heating usage by up to 25%. Its intuitive interface makes set-up easy, and also available in a touch screen programmable version.

The Strata_Heat Mat utilizes mortar hydration vents that create a mechanical bond between the mat and adhesive mortar. This allows the mortar to cure faster and provides a stronger tile bond for a faster time-to-grout while using the appropriate mortar for the installation. The Strata_Heat Mat also allows installers to see the mortar coverage underneath the mat during installation without having to lift and verify.

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