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How is Nuheat installed?
by Lindsey on April 25, 2013
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          Installing Nuheat is easy. The electric floor heat mats are ready fit right out of the box and are installed on top of the subfloor right under the flooring. Whether a standard size (square or rectangular shaped) or custom-made to fit your room (with angles and curves), Nuheat's electric floor heat mats are ready for any project, whether it's a new tile floor in the bathroom and kitchen or a laminate wood floor in the family room, you do not need to string out, cut or splice any heating wires to do the job. The heating wires are bonded between two sheets of durable fabric. This allows the tile setter to lay the tile without the worry of moving the heating wires causing cold or hot spots on the floor after the job is completed. A 10’ Power lead comes off one corner and is to be connected to the load side of the thermostat.
          The steps are the same for any room; the only differences are dependent on the type of flooring. This is a summary of instructions; but read the Installation manual included with your order for complete instructions. And remember to check the resistance readings with your multimeter often. Never connect the Nuheat mat to power until installation is complete.

For Tile, stone or marble floors (once your subfloor is prepared):

  • Simply apply a layer of thinset (acrylic/Latex modified) with your trowel
  • Place the Nuheat electric floor heat mat into the thinset bed. Nuheat mats can be laid with either side up. Press the Nuheat mat into the fresh thinset bed to ensure full contact and adhesion. Install sensor wire.
  • Apply another layer of thinset on top of the Nuheat
  • Lay your tile, stone or marble
  • Connect the Nuheat mats & the floor heating thermostat (qualified electrician recommended) Allow the thinset to cure (per the thinset mortar manufacturer’s instructions 7-28 days), turn on the system and enjoy your warm tile floors. Nuheat is the easiest electric floor heat system to install.

For floating laminate, engineered wood floors, Carpet or linoleum (once your subfloor is prepared):

  • Roll out the Nuheat mat on top of the subfloor to test for fit.
  • Simply apply a layer of thinset (acrylic/Latex modified) with your trowel
  • Place the Nuheat electric floor heat mat into the thinset bed. Nuheat mats can be laid with either side up. Press the Nuheat mat into the fresh thinset bed to ensure full contact and adhesion. Install sensor wire.
  • Apply another layer of mortar or self leveling cement on top of the Nuheat mat to completely cover - we recommend 1/4 inch overall
  • Once the Mortar is cured, install the flooring on top. Gradually increase the Temp. on the thermostat over 72 hours, or as recommended by the flooring manufacturer