Over the last couple of years, radiant floor heating systems for tile and stone floors have become one of the most desired applications amongst homeowners. Whether for a small area of a living space or throughout an entire home, there are plenty of options available and a variety of different systems on the market. And for those who have had the pleasure of walking on a heated tile floor, it’s likely that they won’t ever want to revert to a floor without it — especially in regions that experience harsh winter temperatures.
This was the case for one couple located on the North Shore of Massachusetts in the city of Beverly — a place that frequently experiences brisk temperatures and is no stranger to unforgiving winters. They wanted to ensure they never stepped on a cold tile again while walking around on their kitchen floor. To accomplish this, the couple decided to hire a local tile installer, Salvatore DiBlasi, owner of Elite-Tile Co. in State, MA, to install the Prodeso Heat Membrane System by Progress Profiles using the SunTouch® WarmWire heat cables. DiBlasi, who has 30 years of experience in the tile industry, has installed numerous electrical floor heating systems. However, this was the first project he worked on utilizing the Prodeso system, which he explained can’t be installed under any appliances such as dishwashers, refrigerators or stoves; has to stay at least 3 inches away from walls and between 1 to 2 inches away from any toe kicks; and can’t be put in closets because the wires need to be exposed.