Tiles® FT Architectural
1.The Warm Tiles
electric floor warming
system has been designed to gently warm flooring materials such as
ceramic and porcelain tile, slate, granite and poured or dimensional
DO NOT use this product for wood, carpet, vinyl compositions or
type floors. Mats or area rugs not thicker than 1/4" may be placed over
the finished flooring.
product will not affect
the integrity of the tile installation. The tile floor should be
according to the tile manufacturer's specification or other recognized
industry specifications. The Warm Tiles product has a Light Commercial
Rating based on the requirements of the Tile Council of America when
according to ASTM C67.
3.When using either
alternating(3"/1.5") installation pattern, the system generates 12 or
watts per square foot, respectively, and will gently warm tile floors
a comfortable level. While in use, this system provides supplemental
However, the Warm Tiles system should not be specified as a source of
requires determining the area to be warmed. First calculate the square
footage of the area to be warmed. Areas under cabinets or fixtures
sinks, tubs, etc.) should not be included. Cable may be applied under
having tiled floors or precast stone receptors. Consider actual use and
traffic patterns when calculating area. Calculate square footage
to ensure proper product selection.
voltage chart and select/confirm the correct catalog number of the
recommended for the calculated square footage installed in the pattern
(Classic or Alternating) proper for the installation. Areas exceeding
capability of standard kits may be served by two (or more) separate
or by a custom-length cable; consult the factory for guidance.
6.The Warm Tiles
system is for 120
VAC or 240 VAC operation only. For other voltages, contact the
7.To control the
a Warm Tiles floor warming thermostat in either 120VAC and 240VAC.
at 16 amps and including a thermistor which must be installed in the
the thermostat includes an ON/OFF switch that allows the system to be
off when not required. Thermostats with set-back feature are also
As an alternate, specify a flush switch of adequate rating, single- or
2-pole, as appropriate.
should be located
in wall cavity directly above where cables will exit wall and enter
Sufficient cold lead cable (10 feet) is provided for most
9.Each component of
the system includes
detailed instructions to ensure proper installation.