Can Nuheat Mats be installed in wet environments such as shower beds and saunas?
Yes Nuheat Mats can be installed in wet environments such as shower beds and saunas. However, a separate Nuheat Mat is required for the shower area. If the Nuheat Mat in the shower is damaged, it cannot be repaired because the waterproof feature of the Nuheat Mat will be compromised. By using a separate Nuheat Mat in the shower, the floor heating in the bathroom floor will not be affected.
Can Nuheat Mats be repaired if damaged?
Yes, Nuheat Mats can be repaired using our mat repair kit. If you suspect that your mat needs to be repaired, please contact our Customer Care department at 1-800-778-9276. Your entire floor will not need to be ripped up to repair the break (this is a common misperception of electric floor heating systems).
Can Nuheat go under solid hardwood?
Nuheat is only permitted to be installed under laminate/engineered wood floors.
Do you have to wait for the thinset to dry before laying the tile?
No, this is a major advantage of installing Nuheat. Tiling can begin immediately after the Nuheat Mat(s) is thinsetted down onto the subfloor.
Does the mat radiate heat off the edge of the mat?
Can the 10′ leads be extended?
No, you will only feel heat directly over where Nuheat is installed.
Do the leads need to reach the thermostat?
Most contractors prefer the leads to reach the thermostat. However, it is also possible to run the leads into an accessible junction box and use regular house wire (Romex, etc.) to run the power from the thermostat to the leads in the junction box. However, the junction box has to be accessible and be covered by a cover plate.
Yes, all our leads can be extended up to 22' in length. Please include this request when ordering your Nuheat Mat.
Where do the leads come out?
On our standard mats, the 10' leads come out of the corner of the mat. There is no upside or downside on our Standard Mats so the mats can be flipped around so that the leads are closer to the thermostat location. On our custom mats, we require the homeowner/contractor to specify the location of the thermostat on their room drawings. When the custom mat is manufactured, the 10' leads come out at the thermostat location indicated on the room drawing.
How many mats can I connect to one thermostat?
The amperage limit of a single Nuheat thermostat is 15 amps.