The 6 Best Underfloor Heating Mats

Updated March 16, 2017 by Chase Brush

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We spent 28 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top options for this wiki. Hate waking up to cold tile or wood floors during those chilly winter months? Try one of these heating mats, which lie between floor joists and release radiant warmth all-year round. They come in several different sizes with various power voltages, and can be installed quickly and painlessly, so there's often no need to replace your current flooring. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best underfloor heating mat on Amazon.

6. ThermoFloor TF3012-240

Designed specifically for use with laminate and wood, the ThermoFloor TF3012-240 is a multi-purpose solution to not only your heating needs, but also issues relating to insulation, noise suppression and moisture wicking. It is, however, fairly expensive.
  • safe for combustible materials
  • installs without cement or mortar
  • thicker than other options
Brand ThermoFloor
Model TF3012-240
Weight pending
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

5. HeatWeave 1200416U2HW

The HeatWeave 1200416U2HW is a highly energy efficient model that can be simply stapled up to your home's joist bay and provide immediate, lasting heat in the winter or summer. It comes in two different sizes, though neither can be cut to fit smaller spaces.
  • made in the usa
  • works on heavy tile and stone
  • thermostat sold separately
Brand Heat Weave
Model 1200416U2HW
Weight 1.7 pounds
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

4. SunTouch Radiant Heat

The open-weave construction of the SunTouch Radiant Heat allows for installation using thin-set or mortar, and it can be placed under sturdy brick or delicate porcelain tile floors alike. It's especially ideal for bathroom or kitchen remodeling.
  • inexpensive to operate at 120 volts
  • includes detailed instructions
  • for indoor use only
Brand SunTouch
Model 12000630ST
Weight 2.6 pounds
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

3. HeatTech 120V Electric

More than one of these HeatTech 120V Electric can be combined on a single thermostat to warm up to 150 square feet of space, making this a great option for larger homes and apartments. It will also work on a variety of materials, including vinyl and marble.
  • comes in a range of sizes
  • no electromagnetic field
  • 10 foot lead cable
Brand HeatTech
Model CPHEAT-01-110/ HTMAT-12
Weight 8 pounds
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

2. Happy Man Floors Mat

Stepping out of the shower onto your bathroom's tile floors can be a whole lot more enjoyable with the Happy Man Floors Mat, which covers 120 square feet and comes with a circuit monitor that allows you to verify the continuity of the heating wire during installation.
  • also includes thermostat
  • sizes range from 10 to 100 sq ft
  • complies with ul and nec standards
Brand Happy Man Floors
Model pending
Weight 5.6 pounds
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

1. HeatWave System

The HeatWave System comes complete with a seven day programmable thermostat, giving you full control over your floor's temperature even while away. It's also safe for use in wet locations, such as damp, unfinished basements, and can be cut to fit different configurations.
  • 12 watts per square foot
  • compatible with carpet
  • backed by limited lifetime warranty
Brand Heatwave
Model HW2012
Weight 5.9 pounds
Rating 4.9 / 5.0

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Last updated on March 16, 2017 by Chase Brush

Chase is a freelance journalist with experience working in the areas of politics and public policy. Currently based in Brooklyn, NY, he is also a hopeless itinerant continually awaiting his next Great Escape.

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