Warm Tiles Self-Adhesive Mats (SAM) from Emerson are an economical solution to warming cold floors that can also help reduce utility bills. Ready to install out of the box, the pre-fabricated mats are ideal for square or rectangular areas, multi-unit flooring, or expansive rooms. Once installed, the mats will gently warm flooring materials as diverse as marble, ceramic, glass and porcelain tile, slate, granite, poured or dimensional stone, laminate, and certain engineered hardwood products. Use costs less than a penny per square foot per day and the mats operate on ordinary electric current.
SAM mats are simply rolled out and affixed to a subfloor to help reduce installation time and labor costs. The pre-fabricated mats can be re-shaped in the field to fit a non-square floor area by cutting the mat's open-weave plastic mesh. Thinset mortar is laid over the mats to hold them in place, followed by the flooring material to complete the installation.
Available in 120 and 240 Vac, Warm Tiles SAM mats cables are UL Listed, CSA Certified, and conform to European Directives. They come in standard 20-inch rolls that are easy to stock and carry to the jobsite. Emerson recommends that a floor temperature sensing thermostat be used to control the cable system.
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