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How much Floor Heater Matting do I need for my installation?

Please relate to the floor planning before installing your heater mat as this is very important. When installing your heater mat always leave a minimum of 50mm unheated gap around the room perimeter. Make sure that the mat can fit the floor area to be heated.

It is better to have just too little than too much over. Remember, never cut the heating element. Cut only the fibreglass mesh carrier when needed, and turn or flip the mat to meet your requirements. When installing, you should ensure that none of the heating element is within 5cm of another heating element.

Examples:

How much will I need in a bathroom?

First measure the length and width of the room in meters. For an average sized bathroom this would be approx 2.5m x 2.5m. Multiply these measurements – which give you a figure for the room’s total square meterage of 6.25m²

Now it is necessary to remove from this total any bathroom furniture or other fixed items of furniture that may block the heat i.e., sinks, toilets, and any units. A normal bath is 800mm wide by 1800mm long so has a square meterage of 1.44m²

Saying this is the only bathroom furniture in the room; remove this from the total area. 6.25m² - 1.44m² = 4.81m². Once you have got this calculation for the total free area to be heated, subtract a further 10% from this figure. This would be 0.48m², so therefore 4.81m² - 0.48m² = 4.33m². This is the actual area that you will need to heat.

Our nearest Mat Kit to cover this would be 4m². This applies to our Primary, Secondary, and Under Carpet / Wood matting systems.

When installing insulation boards first, you need to order enough to cover the whole floor area, i.e., do not remove the 10% as the boards need to go right up to the edges. This is the same when ordering Close Cell Insulation for the Under Carpet / Under Wood Mat Kits.

How much will I need in a Kitchen?

First measure the length and width of the room in meters. An average Kitchen is approx 3m x 4m. Multiply these together, which gives a total of 12m²

Now it is necessary to remove from this total any Kitchen units or other fixed items of furniture that may block the heat. A normal Kitchen unit is 0.6m wide. If the units were along 3m of wall, this would be 0.6m x 3m = 1.8m²

Saying this unit is the only Kitchen furniture in the room; remove this figure from the total room area. 12m² - 1.8m² = 10.2m².

Then remove an additional 10% from the total to allow for a gap around the edges – this would be 10.2m² - 10% = 9.18m².

Therefore, the total area to heat would be 9.18m² and the nearest Mat Kit to cover this would be 9m². This applies to our Primary, Secondary, or Under Carpet / Under Wood Mat Kits

When installing insulation boards first, you need to order enough to cover the whole floor area, i.e. do not remove the 10% as the boards need to go right up to the edge.