Add some Affordable Efficient Economical Safe Comfortable Easy

Radiant Heat
to your home.

Add some affordable
Radiant Heat to your home.

HYDRONIC DISTRIBUTION/CONTROL

This system produces warm radiant heat by a series of pex tubing filled with hot water that travels safely under your floor. Ideal for entire homes, thissystem can be installed by the do-it-yourselfer or a professional.

HYDRONIC
PACKAGE SYSTEMS

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FloorHeat’s EasyFloor Grid system is the most efficient radiant heat system on the market. The system is is easy to install, making it an ideal choice for either the Do-it-Yourself installer, or for professional contractors.

RADIANT HEAT FILM & ELECTRIC MATS

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Our Film panels incorporate practical comfort and elegance into your home. Flexible-film technology provides luxurious warmth under wood or laminate flooring. It is easy to install, energy efficient, and maintenance-free.

Our Electric utilize flat ribbon alloy technology to create a sense of natural warmth. These mats can be used under a variety of floor types including stone, marble, tile, laminate flooring, and an endless possibility of other materials.

We sell to Alaska and Canada please call 888-265-5455 for a shipping quote

HYDRONICS

This system produces warm radiant heat by a series of pex tubing filled with hot water that travels safely under your floor. Ideal for entire homes, thissystem can be installed by the do-it-yourselfer or a professional.

HYDRONIC PACKAGE SYSTEMS

FloorHeat’s EasyFloor Grid system is the most efficient radiant heat system on the market. The system is is easy to install, making it an ideal choice for either the Do-it-Yourself installer, or for professional contractors.

RADIANT HEAT FILM

Incorporate practical comfort and elegance into your home. Flexible-film technology provides luxurious warmth under wood or laminate flooring. It is easy to install, energy efficient, and maintenance-free.

ELECTRIC MATS

These mats utilize flat ribbon alloy technology to create a sense of natural warmth. These mats can be used under a variety of floor types including stone, marble, tile, laminate flooring, and an endless possibility of other materials.

Benefits of
Radiant Heat:

Radiant floor heating is ideal for adding safe, low cost warmth to your kitchen, family room, basement, or virtually any other flooring area in your home. Gentle, even heat distribution warms your floor and adds comfort to the room. Because it is an electric floor heating system, there are no hot water pipes to worry about or thick electrical cables to bury in cement or the worry about raising your floor. Our radiant floor heating elements are revolutionary and have been the result of over a 30 year blend of unique radiant floor heating science and floor heating patented technology. If you can walk across it, you can affordably heat it!

We supply both hydronic and electric floor heating systems in a variety of sizes, making it easy for you to have your FloorHeat the way you want it.

Unlike many conventional heating systems, radiant floor systems do not blow allergens into your home, nor do they require frequent maintenance and cleaning.

With the even distribution of hydronic radiant heat you can reduce your heating cost by up to 40% over conventional heating methods.

COMFORT.

Heat is maintained near the floor and in the furniture you sit in, not wasted up at the ceiling level. With no ductwork, there are no drafts.

HEALTH.

Elements within our home have been increasingly recognized as threats to respiratory health. Radiant heat does not use forced air or ductwork to spread allergens.

EFFICIENCY.

Radiant heat systems traditionally come with a higher initial cost, but the efficiency benefits that the heat provides  may reduce your overall heating costs throughout the year.

QUIET OPERATION.

The radiant heat elements do not have the noise of conventional heat systems.

Where to Buy.

Shop with us in our online product store via the links above, or click a retail location to view that dealer's online purchase stock.

We sell to Alaska and Canada please call 888-265-5455 for a shipping quote

Frequently Asked Questions

EasyFloor is a unique method of constructing in-floor hydronic heat panels (radiant floors) that are designed to deliver radiant warmth to homes or buildings. The system is easy to install and provides impressive operating efficiency and even heat distribution throughout a room.

The FloorHeat Company provides the EasyFloor System to offer coherent, pre-engineered hydronic heating solutions to consumers, plumbing heating contractors, and builders.  The EasyFloor System is a collection of two products – our EasyFloor radiant floor and our custom-built EasyPanel distribution panels and manifolds.  While each product can be ordered separately, most customers prefer pre-designed and pre-tested solutions.  We don’t just supply ‘pieces and parts’, we provide in-floor hydronic radiant heat systems – at a price that is remarkably affordable.  

Radiant heating transfers radiant energy into a room, similar to the heat an active lightbulb provides around it. The sections of the EasyFloor System work together to release radiant energy to cooler objects in a room. The air itself is warmed as it comes into contact with the radiant floor and heated objects throughout the room.

A properly constructed radiant heating system utilizes a thermal mass to store and release energy into the room. generally, this mass is stone or a concrete type material that can retain radiant energy. Radiant systems without a thermal mass are inherently less efficient.

Many people have the misconception that radiant floors must feel ‘hot’ in order to do an effective job in ‘heating’ a building.  Remember, however, radiant heat is not about heating the building but about ‘warming’ the objects in a building (the floor, the counter top, the kids, cat and carpet).  If the floor feels ‘hot’, it is too warm and will feel uncomfortable to the people in the building.  Ideally, the temperature of the floor in a properly managed radiant system is less than 80 degrees – a temperature that the human body senses is not too hot or too cold – just right.  So, when the thermostat calls for heat, the floor is brought up to around 80 degrees and radiant energy is released from the floor into the room.

The EasyFloor System is designed to work with a variety of heat sources depending on fuel preference and availability, BTU requirements, local building code requirements, and personal preference.  Heat sources can include ‘upper end’ hot water heaters and boilers fired by natural gas, propane gas, electricity and wood in addition to geothermal and solar systems.  

EasyFloor radiant floor is designed to work with many different kinds of floor covering – but when selecting floor covering, be sure to mention to your floor covering supplier that you will be utilizing in-floor radiant heating.  Most floor covering products have published ‘R’ factors which will determine their suitability for use with EasyFloor.  Please keep the following points in mind:

  • Carpet works well with EasyFloor. Select a typical carpet with reasonable-thickness (avoid long pile and tight pile carpets).  Select carpet pads made from relatively thin, flat cellular sponge rubber or synthetic fibers (avoid fiber/hair/jute and waffle rubber).  Specially designed radiant floor pads are now available.  Carpet and pad should not exceed an R factor of 3.5.
  • Hardwood also works great with EasyFloor. Engineered floors and certain natural hardwoods (recommend 3/8” quartersawn) can be installed over the backer board by gluing directly to the backer or floating on the backer.  Consult with the product manufacturer or FloorHeat Company for installation methods.
  • Ceramic tile is the most efficient material for conducting heat into the room. There are several choices for applying tile over the backer – depending upon floor deflection, and the type and size of tile.  In general, properly installed EasyFloor with secured backer does not change the deflection characteristics of the floor.  Please consult your tile installer or the FloorHeat Company for specific recommendations.
  • Laminates are typically floated on the thermal mass – first taping the joints on the thermal mass and applying the laminate pad over the backer.
  • Vinyl flooring can also be used with EasyFloor. However, you should install a thin wood underlay material on top of the thermal mass to prevent the seams in backer board from showing through to the vinyl.

The FloorHeat Company will work with your HVAC contractor to help design a highly efficient air conditioning system to operate in conjunction with your EasyFloor system.  Typically, single story residences place the air conditioning air handler in the first floor attic or other suitable location and run flexible 6” ducts into the ceiling of each room – allowing the cool air to fall into the room.  For two story buildings, a high velocity air conditioning system that utilizes mini-ducts is an excellent choice.  FloorHeat can provide you information on both methods.

The EasyFloor system goes directly on top of an existing slab or subfloor.  When installing EasyFloor over suspended sub-floors, screw backer through the grids to sub-floor (2 ¼” galvanized deck screws or backer screws) being careful not the screw through the tubing!  Over concrete slabs, secure the EasyFloor and thermal mass to the slab with TapCons or ram sets.  In certain applications, plywood decking can be used in place of the backer board – consult with the FloorHeat Company.

EasyFloor can be used in second and third floor installations without having to reinforce the floor joists. The weight is less than 5 pounds per square foot when using the backer board thermal mass.

EasyFloor packages typically add only 1 ½ inches to your existing floor – 1” for the plastic grids and ½” for the thermal mass.  In new construction, this added height is usually accounted for by adding a second 2×4 to the bottom sill plate of walls.

EasyFloor can be installed by do-it-yourselfers.  It is possible for a reasonably skilled person familiar with construction techniques to install EasyFloor and connect the floor to the EasyPanel™ primary control panels available from the FloorHeat Company.  However, we recommend utilizing a qualified professional to install the heat source to system controls to insure proper installation and operation of the entire heating system.

The EasyFloor tubing base module (‘grids’) can be cut to fit with a hand or jig saw or table saw equipped with a fine tooth blade. The ¼” backer board can be scored and snapped with a utility knife and the ½” backer board cut with circular saw equipped with a fiber cement blade.

EasyFloor is designed for a lifetime of care-free enjoyment.  The system is constructed from highest quality materials that should reasonably be expected to last for a very long time – aluminum reflective foil, modular plastic grid, galvanized steel heat reflector plate, and fiber cement thermal mass.  Of course, your heat source and control systems should be regularly inspected and maintained by heating professionals.

While it is highly unlikely that your EasyFloor will develop leaks when properly installed, the good news is that because of the modular construction of EasyFloor, it is possible to get access to the problem area.  There is a 25 year warranty for the recommended Kitec® PEX-AL-PEX tubing included in EasyFloor.  If the leak was caused by failure of the tubing, the warranty covers the cost of repair of the system and repair to the structure and replacement of damaged floor covering.  Importantly, proper installation of the heat tubing means that the installation of tubing is designed as one or more ‘loops’ – each ‘loop’ a continuous tubing run without splice or joints from the manifold and returning back to the manifold.

Yes, in cases where construction indicates a poured concrete slab such as in a basement, the FloorHeat Company generally recommends that the PEX heat tubing be placed directly in the slab.  Operating in conjunction with the basement in-slab system, the EasyFloor can be used on sub-floors and slab surfaces not equipped with in-slab tubing.  Also, in cases where there is extreme heat load in a room, baseboard radiant heat or heat coils may be used along with EasyFloor.  However, many times EasyFloor is used on top of slab on grade floors because EasyFloor is significantly more responsive than tubes in overly-thick concrete. 

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