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Stay Warm with Heated Flooring

It is hard to imagine it being cold now, but in no time the cold weather will return. If you are planning a Bath or Kitchen remodel, consider having your contractor install a ‘Heat matte’ or heat wire system under your new flooring. Typically used as a secondary source of heat, I hear many of my clients say that they close off their forced air ducts in these rooms because it’s so pleasant. Particularly helpful and comfortable in an older home, heated flooring can be quite cost effective as well. At about 15 watts per square foot, an 8 x10 foot heated bathroom floor costs about .42 cents for an 8-hour period, or $1.25 a day (cost based on national average of .10/kW/hr). To learn more about floor heating and warranties go to: