Trendy Tuesday – Radiant Heat

BWG News   •   September 24, 2019

Trendy Tuesday – With winter approaching, your customers may be thinking about incorporating radiant heat into their flooring projects. Combining the beauty and durability of tile, resilient or hardwood floor covering with the luxury of a floor warming system, is a smart and efficient enhancement to any home.  While it is an extra expense in the process of adding or replacing floors, the pros of incorporating such a system, certainly outweighs the cons.

Radiant floor heat provides comfort and warmth in an energy efficient manner. It distributes uniformed heat throughout the floor, eliminating cold spots and providing a faster method for heating up floors while reducing energy costs. It stays comfortably warm under foot, while rising to heat the room where it’s been installed. No more cold floors in the winter!

If your customers are interested in adding radiant heat to their next flooring installation, The Belknap White Group has multiple options to choose from, including Laticrete’s STRATA_HEAT™ system and Schluter’s Ditra-Heat.

Laticrete STRATA_HEAT™ consists of a high performance floor heating wire, an uncoupling mat, a Wi-Fi enabled thermostat and a heat conductive thin-set additive – providing everything you will need for a successful installation. Laticrete can also help you design the space with their free Floor Warming Layout Tool which makes the addition of radiant floor heat easy! Learn more about Laticrete STRATA_HEAT™ here.

Another great option for installing radiant heat is the Schluter DITRA-HEAT-E-KIT, an all-inclusive package that contains everything you will need including the DITRA-HEAT uncoupling membrane, the DITRA-HEAT-E-HK heating cable, and either a DITRA-HEAT-E-RT touchscreen programmable thermostat or a DITRA-HEAT-E-WiFi programmable thermostat. Learn more about the Schluter DITRA-HEAT-E-KIT, including technical information and videos on how to install the system with hardwood here.  Schluter also offers the DITRA-HEAT estimator, which you can access here.

Both Laticrete and Schluter offer superior floor heating products that will make your next radiant heat floor installation a success. Contact your BWG sales representative to learn more about these products,  or take a look at our Pinterest page for brand-specific information.

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