SunTouch has always been the leader in floor heating, but now the company has launched a new TapeMat design to make installing floor heat in your home easier and simpler than ever before.
If you have been considering floor heat for some time, the new improvements with the innovative SunTouch Tape Mat design make this the perfect time to install floor heat!
TapeMats come in Mat kits and are also available in 24 and 36 inch mats. What makes this SunTouch product so innovative? The tape mat has strips on both sides so you can simply peel the backing off and stick in place. In addition, the TapeMat design has a lay-flat fiberglass mesh which ensures that the floor heat mats stay in place and stay flat as you trowel over the top.
TapeMats were designed with one important feature in mind: ease of installation. With TapeMats, you can easily install floor heat in your home - even if this is your first home DIY project.
If you want to install SunTouch floor heat in your home, SunTouch makes it easy. In addition to the new TapeMats design, created expressly to make floor heat installation easier than ever before, SunTouch also provides expert before and after purchase support as well as step-by-step instruction manuals and even how-to-videos to guide you through the simple installation process.
But SunTouch mats are not just easy to install. They are also one of the simplest and best ways to add cozy heat to your home. SunTouch floor heat mats spare no expense in quality, with a patented dual wire design to ensure a durable floor heat system and virtually zero EMF exposure for you and your family.
What is the SunTouch advantage?
- SunTouch floor heat can be used in virtually every room of your home, under virtually any flooring surface - even under your shower and bath steps;
- A comprehensive 25 year warranty;
- SunTouch floor heat mats have been independently tested and found to have virtually zero EMF exposure;
- SunTouch products are UL Listed and have been assigned the Extra Heavy Duty rating from the Tile Council of North America Tested, the highest rating possible;
- SunTouch floor mats are odorless, silent, and completely hidden under your floors;
- SunTouch makes it easy to heat larger floors because the mats can be connected together in parallel directly to the Thermostat;
- SunTouch mats do not require a conduit, thanks to durable 10 Ft power leads;
- SunStat offers range of thermostat options, including ones with GFCI protection and floor temperature sensing;
- SunTouch Mats are made by Watts Radiant, a public US company that has been in business since 1874.
- Product Details
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.
What's In The Box TapeMat, Detailed Installation Manual. DVD on request Warranty from Manufacturer 25 year warranty backed by USA Manufacturer since 1873 Heated Area Size Covered 30.00 Amp Draw 3.00 Heated Area 30 SF (Sq. Ft. Square Feet) Heating Wire construction ETFE Fluoropolymer, metal shield and Outside layer of PEX Wattage : Total watts 360 watts Size in Feet 2' x 15' (2x15 feet) Size in Inches 24" x 180" (24x180 inches) Size in Meters 0.61m x 4.57m (0.61x4.57 meters) 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 Color Orange Fiberglass Mesh-Blue Heating Wire-White Tape-Silver Power lead Acceptable Floor Coverings Natural Stone,Tile, Laminate, Engineered Woods, Carpet, Vinyl, Linoleum, Solid Hardwood (if you use sleepers) Made In USA Made in USA
Instruction Manual SunTouch12001524 TapeMat 120V 24"x 15' 12001524 Installation Manual Skill Level : D-I-Y Simple for Install, PRO for Electric Installation only by qualified persons. Electrician recommended for wiring. Read More GFEP / GFCI Protection Required (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) Required for each circuit - INCLUDED in SunStat Control Circuit Breakers and Supply Wire (always follow local code) Mats or Wire Supply Wire Breaker VAC total amps (AWG*) qty type rating 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.
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) Heating Elements (Dual Wire) Oxygen-free copper or nickel-copper Full Length End-to-End ground wire Yes Shower Installation Permitted Yes, can be installed in a tiled shower. UL listed, verify local code. Installation Layout Map customized for my project Yes. Expected Floor Temperature Dependent on Many factors, insulation recommended. Insulation Recommended Yes; under slabs or framed floors. Cork or similar on top of Concrete Subfloor as thermal break Indoor Installation Only 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
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 41 BTU per Sq Ft/Hour Heating Power : Total BTU's 1230 BTU total Manufacturer SunTouch Watts Radiant 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 (varies by heated area) 18 AWG Product Thickness 0.122 (less than 1/8") Heating Wire Spacing 2.5" inches Minimum Bend Radius 1 inch Weight 4.13 Ohms Reading (resistance value) 30-37 ohms ZERO* 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 Width of heating area Feet 2' ft. feet Length of heating area Feet 15' ft. feet Width of heating area Inches 24" in. inch Length of heating area Inches 180" in. inch Width of heating area Meters 0.61m meter metre Length of heating area Meters 4.57m meter metre
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