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 2.5' & 3' wide rolls
INTERIOR floor heating Application only. Embedded in Mortar or self leveling concrete only
Plan Your Layout
|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.
50 Degrees F / 10 Degrees C
|Mats or Wire||Supply Wire||Breaker|
|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.
20 A Breaker
Yes, can be installed in a tiled shower. UL listed, verify local code.
Minimum 3/8" x 1/4". Dependent on tile size - verify with tile/mortar manufacturer
Install 4-6" away from the toilet drain wax ring. It can be under the front of toilet - Approximately 20" from wall.
|Heating Power Output Total||1435 BTU total|
|Heating Power Output per Hour (BTU)||41 BTU per Sq Ft/Hour|
|EMF (Electro Magnetic Field)||Yes. Verified by Independent Testing Laboratory as ultra low. REET test|
|Ohms Reading (resistance value)||25-31 ohms|
|Power Lead Wire Gauge||18 AWG|
|Power Lead Length||10'|
|Power Lead Type||Armored, NEC color code, Single point connection at 1 corner of mat. No return wire like inferior products|
|Thickness||0.122 (less than 1/8")|
|Wattage per SF||12|
|Spacing of Heating Wire||3"|
|Heated Area Size Covered||35|
|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|
|Length of Heated Area (ft)||17.5'|
|Length of Heated Area (in)||210"|
|Warranty from Manufacturer||25 year warranty backed by USA Manufacturer since 1873|
|What's In The Box||TapeMat, Detailed Installation Manual. Installation videos online.|
|Wire Construction||ETFE Fluoropolymer, metal shield and Outside layer of PEX|
|Total Watts||420 watts|
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.
|Size in Feet||2' x 17.5' (2x17.5 feet)|
|Size in Inches||24" x 210" (24x210 inches)|
|Size in Meters||0.61m x 5.33m (0.61x5.33 meters)|
|Acceptable Floor Coverings||Natural Stone,Tile, Laminate, Engineered Woods, Carpet, Vinyl, Linoleum, Solid Hardwood (if you use sleepers)|