Kitchen remodel needs heated flooring

Kitchen remodel needs heated flooring

When I remodel my kitchen I am seriously thinking of adding heated flooring.

  • I know I am going to want to add tile to the kitchen floors for easy clean up.

Tile just seems to be colder than any other type of flooring. I also know the kitchen is the farthest room away from my heating system. Yes, the HVAC unit is a central device that uses ductwork. Yes, there is a ductwork opening in the kitchen. However, the kitchen never seems to be warm enough. In the summer that is fine because I like it a little cooler. In the winter I just freeze to death. Even with the oven running, stove top burning and microwave, it is still not warm enough. Adding heated flooring wouldn’t be much work either. I found that a homeowner can just buy electric heated mats from the local hardware store. You then install the heated mats on top of the cement board. With heated flooring you get a silent heating system since it is electric. Additionally, no air is being blown so that means cleaner indoor air conditions and no heat rising to the ceiling. In fact, with heated flooring, objects touching the floors naturally feel warmer. Since the heat stays lower and absorbs into stationary furniture, you can easily set the thermostat lower and still be warm. It saves you money with this heating system. I looked into the cost and it is quite reasonable too. There are too many pros to ignore. It will add a bit of time to my remodeling project but it is worth it.

HVAC technician