Hear It from homeowners
Read the real-life stories about homeowners adding radiant heating to their kitchen
- Radiant Floor Heating Warms up a Cold Boston Kitchen
- Full Floor Heating Installation in a kitchen (includes images)
Radiant heating advice for kitchens
There are plenty of ways that radiant heat can improve your kitchen, on this page we take a closer look at the following options:
- Floor warming under tile & stone
- Radiant heat in the shower
- Heated Towel Racks
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Hear It From Homeowners... Beating The New England Seasons
Radiant floor heating warms up a cold Boston kitchen
This lovely home in Boston was cursed with an ice-cold kitchen floor. The kitchen was built directly over an unheated garage, making it impossible to ever walk barefoot on the frigid floor. Making a cup of coffee in the morning was a chilly prospect. Happily, the homeowner found that the solution to this problem when he installed a WarmlyYours EnvironTM radiant floor heating system.
The EnvironTM system is perfect for laminate and engineered wood floors, consisting of a thin heater mat that can be quickly installed between an insulating pad and the floating wooden floor. No cement or glue is required, and installation is so simple that a do-it-yourselfer can finish the job with the aid of an electrician to wire the thermostat.
Now this Boston kitchen is cozy and inviting throughout the cold New England winter months. Despite an unheated garage just one floor below, the kitchen floor maintains a warm temperature thanks to the EnvironTM radiant floor system. When the floor thermostat is set to 80 degrees, the entire room is warmer and going barefoot is a pleasure. The children of the family enjoy playing in this kitchen and food preparation is a pleasure.
As seen in the photos, the first step in the floor heater installation is laying down a thin blue pad for insulation. Whenever a radiant heating system is installed over an unheated room like a garage or over a cement slab or crawl space, a layer of insulating material is recommended. Without insulation, quite a bit of heat can be lost from the floor and the benefit of supplemental heat to the rest of the room is reduced. The difference between an 80 degree floor and one that’s 70 or 75 degrees is surprising, so insulation should always be used.