SunTouch has announced the new TapeMat with several product enhancements making installation even easier than the classic SunTouch mat design.
Innovative SunTouch Tape Mat design is now available for the easiest and fastest installation!
- New Tape strips on both sides and 2 edges speeds up your installation (peel the backing off and it sticks in place)
- Tough fiberglass mesh is stiffer and lays flatter for easier troweling over the top
TapeMats are available in 24 and 36 wide mats and Mat Kits.
SunTouch Floor Warming TapeMats 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 electromagnetic 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; earning the highest rating Extra Heavy Duty.
- Heat output exceeds most 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).
UPC 840213026356 Voltage 120 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 410 BTU total 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 18 AWG Thickness 0.122 (less than 1/8") Heating Wire Spacing 2.5" inches Minimum Bend Radius 1 inch Ohms Reading (resistance value) 109-134 ohms 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 Length of heating area Feet 5' ft. feet Width of heating area Inches 24" in. inch Length of heating area Inches 60" in. inch
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Instructions + Video
Instruction Manual SunTouch TapeMat Installation Manual 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 Installation only by qualified persons. Electrician recommended for wiring. Read More Video GFEP / GFCI Protection (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) Full Length End-to-End ground wire Yes Shower Installation 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 / Outdoor 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
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What's In The Box TapeMat, Detailed Installation Manual. Installation videos online. Warranty from Manufacturer 25 year warranty backed by USA Manufacturer since 1873 Why Helps
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.
Heated Area Size Covered 10 Amp Draw 1 Heated Area $10.00 Heating Wire ETFE Fluoropolymer, metal shield and Outside layer of PEX Total Watts 120 watts Size in Feet 2' x 5' (2x5 feet) Size in Inches 24" x 60" (24x60 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 Acceptable Floor Coverings Natural Stone,Tile, Laminate, Engineered Woods, Carpet, Vinyl, Linoleum, Solid Hardwood (if you use sleepers) Made In USA Made in USA