SunTouch Floor Warming mats are thin for a low profile installation providing true radiant under floor heating for tile, stone, laminate, engineered wood and carpet. Made in the USA by Watts Radiant and designed for quick and easy D-I-Y installation. Energy efficient SunTouch is Ideal for all bathroom remodeling and kitchens or mudrooms in fact any rooms where added heat and a warm floor is desired.
SunTouch Mats patented dual wire design is engineered with Safety built-in to eliminate electro magnetic fields (EMF) and uses the highest quality materials for durability and longevity.
High heat output of 41 BTU/SF can replace many baseboard heaters as SunTouch uses only a 12 Watts/SF.
Installation is easy with our how-to videos online and a detailed instruction manual is included too. When replacing your flooring the addition of a SunTouch Heated Floor may be your best decision and the temperature is easily controlled with 1 of our SunStat thermostats.
- Installs on most subfloors directly beneath your tile or stone or is covered with mortar layer for other flooring of wood, laminate, vinyl or carpet;
- Open weave mesh allows thinset to flow through providing a true mechanical bond between tile mortar and sub floor;
- 25 Year Warranty, UL Listed and Tile Council of North America Tested;
- Heat output exceeds many baseboard heaters. Compare here;
- Connect multiple mats for larger areas in parallel directly to the Thermostat;
- Rugged 10 Ft power lead requires no conduit to reach electrical box directly;
- SunStat Thermostat is required (sold separately) and provides GFCI protection and floor temperature sensing;
- Toll Free Phone Support before and after sale from the Radiant Floor Heating Experts plus online support 24/7/365;
- High tech wire construction for safe installation even in wet areas, including shower floors and seats;
- Made in the USA by Watts Radiant a leader in safety and comfort since 1874 (NYSE:WTS).
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SunTouch = Zero EMF
An emerging issue in the electric radiant heat industry is EMF (electromagnetic field) radiation. SunTouch pioneered and sells only ZERO EMF products constructed with active dual wire EMF-canceling technology.
All SunTouch products use a complex wire construction with two heating elements in parallel with an added and patented helical twist to eliminate EMF. Other electric radiant floor heating companies sell single-wire systems that release high levels of EMF when compared to SunTouch.
What is EMF? Electromagnetic fields (EMF) come from all electrical appliances, but studies show an average American's daily exposure is less than 1 unit (mG) of EMF. But. when you sit on an unshielded electric radiant floor, you may be exposed to 20, 40, or more times the average daily exposure. This Data comes from Independent testing. Read More Here
Is limiting exposure to EMF important? No one is certain. The World Health Organization says the data is inconclusive to date, but continues their research. We provide this EMF information because it is important to some people, not to frighten you or exaggerate any risk.
For many years customers have chosen SunTouch Zero EMF systems, but we leave the choice to you after explaining what we do know.
Warranty from Manufacturer 25 year warranty backed by USA Manufacturer since 1873 Amp Draw 4.0 Heated Area 40 SF (Sq. Ft. Square Feet) Heating Wire construction ETFE Fluoropolymer, metal shield and Outside layer of PEX Size in Inches 30" x 192" (30x192 inches) Size in Feet 2.5' x 16' (2.5x16 feet) Size in Meters 0.76m x 4.88m (0.76x4.88 meters) Length of heating area Meters 4.88m meter metre Wattage : Total watts 480 watts Installation Style Open Mesh Mat. Heating wire secured to Mat with Tape. Requires tape, staples or glue to attach to floor. Custom Size Options None. Standard Mats only. Repairable Heating Wire Yes, Wire can be repaired. Repair kits and assistance available Safety Listing UL (Underwriters Laboratory) Listed for U.S. and Canada under UL 1673 and CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 130-03, File No. E185866 Color Orange Fiberglass Mesh-Blue Heating Wire-White Tape-Silver Power lead Acceptable Floor Coverings Natural Stone,Tile, Laminate, Engineered Woods, Carpet, Vinyl, Linoleum, Solid Hardwood (if you use sleepers) Made In USA Made in USA Expected Order Shipping Same day the order is placed
Instruction Manual SunTouch12001630 120V Mat 30" x 16' 12001630 Installation Manual Skill Level : D-I-Y Simple for Install, PRO for Electric Installation only by qualified persons. Electrician recommended for wiring. Read More GFEP / GFCI Protection Required (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) Required for each circuit - INCLUDED in SunStat Control Circuit Breakers and Supply Wire (always follow local code) Mats or Wire Supply Wire Breaker VAC total amps (AWG*) qty type rating 120 up to 12 amps 14 1 single pole 15 or 20 A 120 up to 15 amps 12 1 single pole 20 A 240 up to 12 amps 14 1 double pole 15 or 20 A 240 up to 15 amps 12 1 double pole 20 A
* Recommended only. Follow local codes for wire gauge size.
Maximum Circuit Overload Protection 20 A Breaker Maximum Circuit Load 15 Amps Electrical Box Size (Where Mats connect to Thermostat) Extra-deep single-gang box for 1 or 2 leads, Or 4" square deep box for 3 cables (extra room needed for Wire, wire nuts, control) Heating Elements (Dual Wire) Oxygen-free copper or nickel-copper Shower Installation Permitted Yes, can be installed in a tiled shower. UL listed, verify local code. Installation Layout Map customized for my project Yes. Expected Floor Temperature Dependent on Many factors, insulation recommended. Insulation Recommended Yes; under slabs or framed floors. Cork or similar on top of Concrete Subfloor as thermal break Indoor Installation Only INTERIOR floor heating Application only. Embedded in Mortar or self leveling concrete only Installation On Sub Floor on TOP of Sub Floor (Plywood, backer board, concrete) Distance from Wax Ring at toilet flange install 4 - 6 inches away; can be under front of toilet. Approx 20" from wall Trowel Size recommended Minimum 3/8" x 1/4". Dependent on tile size - verify with tile/mortar manufacturer Trowel type Recommended Heavy Duty Plastic PRO-Trowel Minimum Bend Radius 1 inch Cut Warning No. Never cut the heating elements to shorten Minimum Installation Temperature 50 Degrees F / 10 Degrees C
Voltage 120 VAC How to choose 120 or 240 Volt Same Energy efficiency & same Watts/SF. More Sq Footage per circuit with 240v Full Length End-to-End ground wire Yes Width of heating area Feet 2.5' ft. feet Length of heating area Feet 16' ft. feet Width of heating area Inches 30" in. inch Length of heating area Inches 192" in. inch Width of heating area Meters 0.76m meter metre Watts Per SF 12 Watts per Sq Foot Heat Output BTUs per SF 41 BTU per Sq Ft/Hour Heating Power : Total BTU's 1640 BTU total Manufacturer SunTouch Watts Radiant Packaging Easy Open Cardboard - no frustration Brand Name SunTouch Tape Mat Power Lead Type Armored, NEC color code, Single point connection at 1 corner of mat. No return wire like inferior products Power Lead Length 10 Feet Power Lead Wire Gauge (varies by heated area) 18 AWG Product Thickness 0.122 (less than 1/8") Heating Wire Spacing 2.75 inches Weight 6.8000 Ohms Reading (resistance value) 25-32 ohms ZERO* EMF (Electro Magnetic Field) Yes. Verified by Independent Testing Laboratory as ultra low. REET test Controls/Thermostat is required for operation SunStat Floor sensing thermostat Conduit required for Power Leads Conduit does make installation easier in new construction (not required)
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