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SunTouch TapeMat 24"x 5' (120V)

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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).

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Specifications

Specifications

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
Instructions + Video

Instructions + Video

Instruction Manual
Install Steps

Installation Steps:

  1. Suntouch TapeMat Installation - Step 1

    Step #1

    Suntouch TapeMat Installation - Step 2

    Step #2

    Suntouch TapeMat Installation - Step 3

    Step #3

    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 WireSupply WireBreaker
VACtotal amps(AWG*)qtytyperating
120up to 12 amps141single pole15 or 20 A
120up to 15 amps121single pole
20 A
240up to 12 amps141double pole15 or 20 A
240up to 15 amps121double pole20 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
More Details

More Details

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

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