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A – Concrete substrate
B – Prime
C – Adhesive
D – Thermal tile backer board
E – Prime
F – Under tile heating mat
G – Prime
H – Level to embed or cable height
I – Prime
J – Apply adhesive (selected upon tile type)
K – Install tiles
J – Grout all joints
There are numerous manufacturers of ‘radiant mat’ electric underfloor heating so always contact them directly for specific advice. The systems consist of electric cables or mats which need to be fixed to the substrate in a prescribed pattern to ensure even heat throughout the floor.
Care should be taken to avoid snagging (therefore damaging the cables when applying adhesive) and thermal shocks when the heating is utilised. There are two options which can be used when installing tiles onto these systems:
In both cases, the following criteria apply:
Check with the UltraTile Technical Department for the most suitable product.
Various underfloor heating manufacturers exist including Warmup who offer a range of systems across the different types, including Sticky Mat and Total-16. We recommend that you always refer to the manufacturers instructions when installing underfloor heating.
Visit warmup.co.uk to download Warmup technical guides.