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When I decided to install tile on the bathroom and kitchen area in the coach, Shane, Tom Sorentino and others insisted I should install the 'Warm Tiles' tile warming system. I was not sure it was worth the effort or money, but I gave in and did it.

I am now so thankful that I did. The weather has been cold and particularly first thing in the morning. The heated floor is so nice to step on, and in the bathroom it also tends to warm up the room a little (although it is not intended as a room heating system). I would recommend this to anyone doing tile. It adds a little to the thickness of the floor, but that was not a problem for me at all. Shane runs his bathroom tile heat from the inverter when boondocking. I haven't done that yet, but on cold boondocking mornings it sure would be nice.

Kathy, my wife, loves it, nuf-said

http://www.aplussupply.com/easyheat/warmtiles.htm
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Glad you and Kathy like it. I knew you would! Thanks to Shane talking me into it, it's one of the best upgrades I ever did. I also run mine off the inverter and when we went to Fl this past winter it was on steady for two weeks!
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I also installed heated floors over the winter. The system I installed works out VERY well.

As soon as I get some time to take pictures, I'll type out a write up. Heated floors are HIGHLY recommended!!

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I also installed heated floors over the winter. The system I installed works out VERY well.

As soon as I get some time to take pictures, I'll type out a write up. Heated floors are HIGHLY recommended!!

-Robert
I can relate! You have it right! Years ago Grandparents had radiant heat in the floor at their lake house, and it was great just like you said!

I woke up this morning and put my socks on as the floor was COLD!

I will keep this in mind for my future tile floor... I need to wear out the wooden one first!

Is the heater a mesh or cable?
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Chtistian,
I installed a cable style due to the oddball shape of the floors. It took some fooling around to get it done without disobaying the layout requirements. Here's a couple of pics. The bathroom and Kitchen are separate systems. I did the bathroom and then decided to do the kitchen as well.

Step one- lay out cable
Step two- cover with scratch coat,let dry
Step three- tile over scratch coat
Step four- open beer
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Chtistian,
I installed a cable style due to the oddball shape of the floors. It took some fooling around to get it done without disobaying the layout requirements. Here's a couple of pics. The bathroom and Kitchen are separate systems. I did the bathroom and then decided to do the kitchen as well.

Step one- lay out cable
Step two- cover with scratch coat,let dry
Step three- tile over scratch coat
Step four- open beer
Nice Job Gardner! I used to have the back for such things.
10 years ago I did a bathroom in granite/marble Wow it was fun...
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Chtistian,
I installed a cable style due to the oddball shape of the floors. It took some fooling around to get it done without disobaying the layout requirements. Here's a couple of pics. The bathroom and Kitchen are separate systems. I did the bathroom and then decided to do the kitchen as well.

Step one- lay out cable
Step two- cover with scratch coat,let dry
Step three- tile over scratch coat
Step four- open beer

Good looking job Gardner!
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I love mine too. It's 36 degrees here at the beach this morning and my floor is at 88 degrees. Sure feels nice when stepping out of the shower compared to the old one. Glad it worked out for you Gardner.
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YEAH!
I have wanted to do this since the day I bought my coach.
All wood floor, front to back, with in floor heating,
OH makes me feel warm and fuzz all over.
I put in floor heating in our Master bath at home 10 years ago and love it.
When I met my wife in Belgium 30 tears ago her apt had an in floor glycol system and it was toasty warm all the time and used a lot less energy to keep her place heated than it did to heat my apt and my feet were alway cold. A must do upgrade especially if your putting in new flooring.
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my shop has in floor heat and so does my house about 7000 ft of tubing i have 3 boilers one is outdoor wood burning boiler 500,000 btu max. setting about 50 ft from house and 35 ft from shop one cast iron natural gas boiler in shop and and one rinnai in house,,,
if i'm home in winter this is the heating sequence is wood boiler heats house hot water then house in floor then hot tub then shop in floor if water is below 90 degree forced air heating in house turns on and shop boiler kicks in if shop is below 55 degree so if i want to sleep in all is well when we travel in winter forced air heating takes over the house and shop boiler takes care of shop.
so guess i may as well add some to coach too if i have the stream to do it
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