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NOTE: Electrical inspection may be required before, during and/or after installation of the Easy Heat mat. Contact your local electrical inspection authority for more information.
After electrical installation is complete, confirm that the mat you have selected is suitable by laying it onto the floor (with the mesh side on the floor) and fitting it into the area to be heated.
If you are not working with a rectangular-shaped floor, you can cut the mesh and support strands to configure the mat to the appropriate shape. DO NOT CUT THE HEATING CABLE! Do not space heating cable further apart than recommended, as the floor will not warm to a comfortable temperature in these areas.
TIP: You only need to lay the mat in areas where you will stand; heat will spread throughout the floor.
If a floor-sensing thermostat will be used to control the system, install the thermostat sensor wire to ensure it is embedded in the mortar.
With a staple gun, staple down the mat to the subfloor. Be sure to not staple through any of the electrical cords.
Cover the complete mat with a uniform scratch coat of mortar that is level with the heating cables. Scratch coat should be level and extend over the entire floor area, including areas not being warmed. The mat strands can be partially exposed. Once the scratch coat is dry, set the tiles in the usual manner.