Save valuable time on your electric floor heating installation!
SunTouch’s open-weave mesh TapeMat can be installed in one day. There’s no need to wait for mortar to cure overnight before laying tile.
You can achieve warm floors in four easy steps. Simply urnroll and attach your mat(s), secure the floor sensor (comes with all SunTouch thermostats), apply thin-set mortar, and install your flooring.*
• Edged with double-sided tape for fast & easy installation that adheres directly to your subfloor.
• Mortar bonds easily through mesh with the underlying material.
• Only 1/8" added floor thickness compared to typical tile installations
• Easily adjusted to accommodate curves, angles, and cut-outs
• Can be trimmed & flipped to accommodate your layout (only along orange mesh)
• Also available in 2' & 3' wide rolls
*After installing your floor heating system and new flooring, please wait 28 days for the mortar to cure completely before having the thermostat connected & turning the system on.
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Manufacturer Watts Radiant Warranty 25 year limited warranty backed by USA Manufacturer since 1874 Layout Flexibilty Adjustable to any layout, orange mesh part of the mat can be cut, blue wire can be pulled out and run around tight spaces like around the base of a toilet. NEVER cut the heating element (blue wire). Thermostat Control Required? Yes - browse SunTouch thermostats Conduit Required? Conduit does make installation easier in new construction (not required). Power Lead Type Armored, NEC color code, single point connection at 1 corner of mat.
(No return wire like inferior competing products have.)
Wire Construction ETFE Fluoropolymer, metal shield and Outside layer of PEX Minimum Bend Radius 1 inch Acceptable Sub-Floors Installs overtop plywood, backer board, or concrete Shower Installation Yes, can be installed in a tiled shower. UL listed, verify local code. Indoor/Outdoor? INTERIOR floor heating Application only. Embedded in mortar or self leveling concrete only. Total Watts 240 Watts Repair Information Wire can be repaired. Using a LoudMouth Alarm during your install is highly recommended. Repair kits and assistance available as needed. 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 Acceptable Floor Coverings Natural Stone,Tile, Laminate, Engineered Woods, Carpet, Vinyl, Linoleum, Solid Hardwood (if you use sleepers) EMF (Electro Magnetic Field) Yes. Verified by Independent Testing Laboratory as ultra low. REET test
Voltage 120 VAC Size in Feet 2.5 x 8 feet Size in Inches 30 x 96 inches Size in Meters 0.76 x 2.44 meters) Thickness 0.122 inch (less than 1/8") Amp Draw 2 Amps Wattage per SF 12 Watts per Square Foot Heating Power Output per Hour 41 BTU per Sq Ft/Hour Heating Power Output Total 820 BTU total Power Lead Length 10 feet Power Lead Wire Gauge 18 AWG Spacing of Heating Wire 2.75 inches within prefabricated mesh mat
(wire can be pulled from mat and run at this spacing to fit more complex portions of your layout)
Resistance Value 57-71 Ohms
- Instructions + Video
Instructions + Video
Instruction Manual SunTouch TapeMat Installation Manual - 12000830ST VIDEO Install Steps
Plan Your Layout
Measure and draw a layout simple plan (or send it to us and let us draw a layout for you) mark your Thermostat location (starting point for mats) and what areas you want to warm. Expect to place mats everywhere you want warmth heat does not spread
Roll Out Mat(s)
Turn and cut mesh (if needed) to custom fit to your room. Attach mat to subfloor with the built-in tape then mount the SunStat and place floor temperature sensor between 2 heating wires.
Cover with Mortar
Cover mats with a cement based mortar, let it cure, then install your floor covering. If you are installing tile, you can install the tile when you apply the mortar. Connect mat power leads to your thermostat in parallel.
Skill Level Should be installed by qualified persons only. Electrician recommended for all wiring. Distance from Toilet Install 4 - 6 inches away from wax ring; can be under front of toilet. Approx 20" from wall Electrical Box Size Extra-deep single-gang box to fit power leads from 1 or 2 mats.
For 3 sets of power leads, use a 4" square deep box (you'll need the extra room for the wire, wire nuts, and thermostat control unit)
GFCI / GFEP Protection Required for each circuit. Built into all SunTouch thermostats. Power Supply & Wiring 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 Amp Breaker Maximum Circuit Load 15 Amps Minimum Install Temperature 50 Degrees F / 10 Degrees C
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