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SunTouch TapeMat 30"x 8' (120V)

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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 unroll 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 cut orange mesh)
  Also available in 2' & 3' wide rolls

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Instructions + Video

Instruction Manual
Install Steps

Installation Steps:

Suntouch TapeMat Installation - Step 1

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Suntouch TapeMat Installation - Step 2

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Suntouch TapeMat Installation - Step 3

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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 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 Overload Protection 20 Amp Breaker
Maximum Circuit Load 15 Amps
Minimum Install Temperature 50 Degrees F / 10 Degrees C


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
Wattage per SF 12
Heating Power Output per Hour (BTU) 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 3" inches
Resistance Value 57-71 Ohms
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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

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  • Recommended product, great buy

    Works as advertised - I put this in our bathroom and keeps the floor warm --just as expected.

    Very affordable pricing, in fact the best price I found on the web. There are helpful instructions - both from the manufacturer and also tips on the seller’s website. Prompt shipping, product arrived in good condition.

    Posted on June 21, 2018 by KB

  • Almost got it right

    The mat itself worked, was as advertised and had very quick shipping and handling. The packing list and instructions were hilariously crumpled into a paper ball and thrown into the box. The box itself came heavily damaged, but everything worked and at the cheapest price on the internet.

    Posted on March 5, 2017 by The_dude

  • Great


    Posted on December 6, 2016 by Jc

  • Awesome product.

    I have the 7.5' by 2' SunTouch mat that I installed when I redid my master bathroom with a porcelain tire floor. I also installed the programmable t-stat. The system works great. Makes the floor nice a toasty. One piece of advice it to make sure you cover every part of the floor you may walk/stand on as the heat does not transfer well to...

    Posted on November 16, 2016 by dsops00

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