These 500mm wide factory made mats involve thin cable sandwiched between layers of foil. The connection is at one end only.
For larger areas, more than one may be required.
This system is made with fluoropolymer insulated heating cables, sandwiched between two layers of specially reinforced aluminium foil. The uniform spacing of the heating elements, further backed by the aluminium foil, ensures even heat distribution. The heating element is connected to a power-supply cable, which exits the laminate mat from one corner.
Since the mat is taped over the underlay, the response time is excellent.
The mat material is sold in 500mm wide rolls of various lengths. The rolls can be cut to lay back and forth, allowing any shape to be heated.
The main central part of carpeted rooms is heated, planning to avoid fixed furnishings such as beds.
Installation of the mats can be organised by Heatec for most areas. The mats can also be sold as DIY kits, with an electrician being necessary to make the electrical connection, as the wiring to the room thermostat is hidden in the wall cavity.