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How to Install a Floor Heating System

Use these step-by-step instructions from the Bathroom Renovations team and learn how to install a floor heating system that'll keep everyone's toes toasty.

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  • cement board
  • latex modified thinset
  • electrical tape
  • tile
  • 1-5/8" corrosion-resistant screws
  • floor heat mats
  • probe


  • screw gun
  • bucket
  • safety glasses
  • mask
  • square-notched trowel
  • rubber float
  • rubber gloves
  • tile spacers
  • chalk line
  • tape measure
  • marker
  • electric fault indicator
  • ohmmeter
  • drill with whip attachment

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  • Floor warming mat and programmable thermostat from Nuheat
    Imperial White honed marble wall tile (Bright Ice White 6x6) and wall bullnose trim (Bright Ice White 6x6) from Rubble Tile
    Water heater from A.O. Smith Water Heaters