How Does a Warming Mat Work?


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A warming mat works by conducting electric heat into a multi-layered mat that absorbs and retains warmth. Warming mats often have mesh backing to allow the mortar to easily grip the material during installation.

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Warming mats may be installed beneath laminate vinyl, stone or tile floors for additional warmth during cold seasons. They may be used in bathrooms and kitchens and are recommended only for indoor floor warming. Some mats are combined with a thermostat control and multiple mats may be installed beneath larger floors. Ideally, licensed electricians install warming mats so that they comply with electrical and building codes. Smaller warming mats have therapeutic use and may serve as a warm compress for the shoulders, hands, feet or back.

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