Floors are the foundation of a home and provide a durable and supportive surface for us to walk on. Your floors also play a substantial role in the warmth and general temperature of your home. As humans, we are especially prone to losing heat through the bottoms of our feet. The Bostik HeatStep floor warming system is one product that helps to control the temperature exuded by a home’s floors.
Almost every room in your home can have heated mats, no matter what floor covering material is used. A floor warming system can be installed on a plywood or concrete subfloor. The HeatStep product lays out flat and only adds 1/8″ additional thickness to the floor. To install a heating system in your new floors there is only one simple step that needs to be included in the floor installation process. Simply roll out the mats on top of the subfloor and have them take up the amount of area you desire. Cover the mats with cement or mortar and continue finishing up the rest of your flooring installation.
When compared to the alternative of an airborne heating system, heat mats have a few significant advantages. HeatStep does not produce the drying effects that are present with airborne heating systems. The heat produced is a comfortable and even heat that isn’t drying or feel forced. With a heat mat there are less airborne particles being strewn throughout the room. With an air heating system often times dust is dispelled throughout home when the system is first turned on. Another benefit is that the heat mat system is silent and there are no ducts involved. When an air heating system is turned on there is a running sound and you can hear noise coming through the air ducts.
The Bostik HeatStep floor warming system is a high quality flooring product and is made in America. Metro Atl. Floors has had the pleasure of including the HeatStep product, among other floor warming systems, in some installation projects in the past. Our customers always seem to enjoy the experience of heated floors and cannot imagine life without the luxury. When doing your next floor renovation project, ask your local flooring professional about HeatStep and floor warming systems. Below, are some links for additional information regarding the Bostik HeatStep floor warming system.