The new SunTouch TapeMat takes SunTouch mats to the next level by making SunTouch floor mats and floor heating even easier to install.
The unique SunTouch Tape Mat design allows for fast and simple installation!
- SunTouch Tape Mat design features adhesive strips on both sidesand just peel the backing off and stick to floor for fast, hassle-free installation.
- SunTouch Tape Mat design also features a stiff and durable fiberglass mesh which lays out very flat, making troweling a breeze
TapeMats are now available in Mat Kits and in 24 and 36 inch wide mats.
SunTouch Floor Warming TapeMats are made in the USA by Watts Radiant, a public company that has been in business for generations. The innovative TapeMats are thin and make low profile installation even more convenient, making it easy to install floor heating in every room of your home. TapeMats can be used to make your tile, laminate, stone, wood, and even carpeted floors cozy and warm.
SunTouch has always been the simple and savvy choice for all the rooms in your home, and with TapeMats,it is easier than ever before to install SunTouch as a DIY project.
SunTouch knows that installing your own floor heat systems can save you money, which is why SunTouch does everything possible to make installation a snap. In addition to the TapeMats, SunTouch also provides detailed instruction manuals and how-to videos for its products, so whether you are a contractor or a DIY novice, you can get the support your need to install comfortable floor heating in your home.
SunTouch is also committed to ensuring that your floor heat systems bring you years of wonderful comfort and coziness.That is why SunTouch:
- Easily installs on virtually any subfloor;
- Features a weave mesh, which helps ensure a strong bond between the mortar and sub floor, ensuring that your system is correctly installed in place with minimal hassle;
- Offers a comprehensive 25 Year Warranty
- Is tested by the Tile Council of North America Tested and UL listed;
- Has a design that beats the heat output of most baseboards (41 BTU/SF - compare here);
- Allows you to have separate thermostats for every room, allowing you to control your heating costs and your energy use;
- Offers unparalleled support before and after your purchase, including expert online support 24/7;
- Engineers its products with the highest quality wire construction, resulting in the lowest EMF in the industry as well as higher flexibility;
- Offers floor heat products that can be used in virtually any environment, including every room of your home;
- Is made in the US by an established company that hires the best possible personnel for your family’s safety and peace of mind..
- Product Details
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.
What's In The Box TapeMat, Detailed Installation Manual. Installation videos online. Warranty from Manufacturer 25 year warranty backed by USA Manufacturer since 1873 Heated Area Size Covered 20 Amp Draw 1 Heated Area 20 SF (Sq. Ft. Square Feet) Heating Wire construction ETFE Fluoropolymer, metal shield and Outside layer of PEX Wattage : Total watts 240 watts Size in Feet 2' x 10' (2x10 feet) Size in Inches 24" x 120" (24x120 inches) Size in Meters 0.61m x 3.05m (0.61x3.05 meters) Width 24" (inches) Installation Style Open Mesh Mat. Heating wire secured to Mat with Tape. attach to floor with double-sided tape affixed to the mat. Custom Size Options None. Standard Mats only. 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 Repairable Heating Wire Yes, Wire can be repaired. Repair kits and assistance available 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
Instruction Manual SunTouch24001024 TapeMat 240V 24" x 10' 24001024 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. Built-in to all SunTouch SunStats. 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 Load 15 Amps Maximum Circuit Overload Protection 20 A Breaker 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 Full Length End-to-End ground wire Yes 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 This is dependent on many factors. A well-insulated floor can ensure better performance. 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 Cut Warning No. Never cut the heating elements to shorten Minimum Installation Temperature 50 Degrees F / 10 Degrees C
Voltage 240 VAC How to choose 120 or 240 Volt Same Energy efficiency & same Watts/SF. More Sq Footage per circuit with 240v Watts Per SF 12 Watts per Sq Foot Heat Output BTUs per SF 41 BTU per Sq Ft/Hour Heating Power : Total BTU's 820 BTU total Manufacturer SunTouch Watts Radiant 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 2.5" inches Minimum Bend Radius 1 inch Weight 2.4000 Ohms Reading (resistance value) 221-271 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) Packaging Easy Open Cardboard - no frustration Width of heating area Feet 2' ft. feet Length of heating area Feet 10' ft. feet Width of heating area Inches 24" in. inch Length of heating area Inches 120" in. inch Width of heating area Meters 0.61m meter metre Length of heating area Meters 3.05m meter metre
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