Despite its small space, your bathroom is full of fixtures and components that makes the space functional. However, you need to weigh your options as some of these components may not be worth the time and effort that you invest in it. Some of them could be considered luxuries, rather than necessities. One of these luxuries are heated bathroom floors. Even if it is considered a luxury, you might realize that it can make your bathroom experience even better, resulting in having more health benefits.
In this post, your trusted bathroom remodeling contractor, JLR Home Renovation, shares if heated bathroom tiles are worth installing.
How Do Heated Floors Work?
For your bathroom floors to be heated, your contractor needs to install a source of radiant heat underneath your tiles. The heat can be delivered through hydronic heating or by using an electric heating element. Electric heating utilizes electrical cables to create heat. They’re located under thin mats installed under different kinds of flooring materials, depending on your choosing. Hydronic floor heating, on the other hand, uses heated water coursing through tubes. The heated water comes from a water heater and is ideally used for tile, stone, and concrete floors.
Why Should You Install Heated Flooring?
Your bathroom remodeling contractor would tell you that the heat emitted from the flooring will slowly rise into the room gradually, instead of being blown in by vents. In turn, you’ll experience better heat distribution. You’ll also feel warmer when you feel a bit chilly, meaning that you don’t have to rely on heating as much.
- Energy Efficiency. Using heated floors are 25% more efficient than conventional HVAC units. This means that you can save more money depending on the kind of floor heating system that you pick. In fact, electric floor heating takes less than an hour to heat up your bathroom.
- Equal Heating. This means that your bathroom and floor are heated evenly. This eliminates cold spots and keeps your temperature consistent. While HVAC units can distribute warm air, it can be uneven at times.
Whether you need new windows or planning a bathroom or basement remodeling project, JLR Home Renovation is here to help. Give us a call at (717) 361-6175 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve clients in Elizabethtown, Hummelstown, and Hershey, PA.