Connecting and laying an infrared floor

The infrared film floor rightly takes a leading position in comparison with a cable electric floor. This is due not only to its economical energy consumption and the almost complete absence of a magnetic field, it has a beneficial effect on humans, animals and vegetation. True, there is a misconception that the heating film is mounted only under the laminate, linoleum and carpet. With proper installation, it can be laid under the ceramic tile. Of course, it is not always possible to perform the connection yourself, this requires some theoretical and practical knowledge. The entire installation process can be divided into a number of points: 1) When connecting an infrared floor heating under the tile, prepare the work surface . It should be dry, clean, without clearly defined grooves and bumps. You can pre-install a special podrozetnik (deeper and wider, otherwise the connecting wires will not fit) under the thermostat at a certain height of 0.3-1.20 m.Strok canvas in the wall and on the floor, where the corrugation under the floor sensor from the thermostat is mounted. The fact is that during the voltage drops the thermostat takes all the load on itself, thereby protecting the warm floors from combustion. In some cases, the sensor that regulates the temperature of the electric floor heating can fail. It is interchangeable. That is why it is mounted in a corrugation or metal-plastic pipe with a diameter of about 16 mm so that it can be easily removed and exchanged in case of failure.
 connecting and laying the infrared floor
connecting and laying the infrared floor
 connecting and laying the infrared floor
connecting and laying the infrared floor
2) The heating film heats on both sides, therefore, to minimize heat energy losses requires a high-quality reflective substrate,withstands a heating temperature of at least 50 ° C and is coated with a special protective layer that does not conduct current. You can use multiple substrates, it will not be worse. They are desirable to fix together with reflective tape, for want of such, it is necessary to use clerical. A small hole for the floor sensor is cut out in the substrate so that it more accurately reacts to a change in temperature.
 connecting and laying the infrared floor
 connecting and laying the infrared floor
 connecting and laying infrared floor
 connecting and laying the infrared floor
3) Heating strips are mounted in random order, it is only forbidden to overlap them, under deaf furniture and near heating devices. For connection, special sets of clamps are used, with insulating elements. It is important to drown out the insulator and the opposite ends.The cable section depends on the square of the floor heating. As a rule, there is enough section 1.5 for home use, it maintains 3.5 kW or 12-15 sq. M. heating film. Cable length depends on the number of stripes of a warm floor and their location.
 connecting and laying the infrared floor
connecting and laying the infrared floor
4) After that, according to the connection diagram of the thermostat (included), the film floor is connected to the power source I. He should work at least 10-15 minutes. Only after that you can proceed to the next stage. 5) Since the floors are mounted under the tile, they are surely “isolated” from the effects of tile glue with a usual greenhouse film 90-100 microns thick.
 connecting and laying the infrared floor
6) For adhesion with tiles, a rigid serpyanka net is used (the use of metal mesh is strictly prohibited).It should completely cover not only all film floors, but also go beyond them by at least 20-30 cm, and in places of joints overlap about 10 cm. The larger the mesh, the better the fixation with the base of the floor will be, the mesh also prevents formation in the consequence of cracks.
 connecting and laying the infrared floor
7) To keep the whole structure and did not move from the right place, 6 cm. Everywhere, where white stripes can be drilled on the heating film. The number of dowels each counts on its own (it is desirable to use about 10-12 pieces per square meter). connecting and laying the infrared floor
8) At the final stage, the system is tested. Only after that you can start laying ceramic tiles.
 connecting and laying the infrared floor
The entire installation process, depending on the squaring of the floor, takes an average of 3-7 hours and more.It is worth remembering to make a schematic drawing of the location of the warm floor strips, indicating their length, width, maximum power and location of the floor sensor.

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