In-floor electrical radiant heat installed under tile floors, floating floors and glue-down hardwood is a hot trend these days. It entered the marketplace some years ago primarily in high-end new construction and renovations, where it has been a popular option under tile, floating floors and laminate in bathrooms, kitchens, family rooms and mudrooms. Now in-floor electric radiant heat is finding favor as a perk in mid-tier and multi-family housing as well as in light commercial, hospitality and residential healthcare facilities.
In-floor electric radiant heat systems are very user friendly—no drafts, noisy fans or blowers, and no moving parts. Unlike hot air systems or hydronic baseboard radiator systems, which heat air and move the heated air around a space, in-floor electric radiant heat warms objects in the room, including people.