This is a BN Thermic M Series Heating Mat for heating a 0.5 square metres area (mat size: 1.0m x 0.5m, 0.15kW, 0.7kg). Standard density mat 150W/m2.
An economic method of heating a room and providing a luxurious warm floor. It is manufactured to highest quality for complete peace of mind and backed by a 10 year warranty.
It is suitable for any room including conservatories, bathrooms and wet rooms, ideal for use with wide variety of floor surfaces including ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles, marble, slate, stone, carpet, vinyl, engineered wood and laminate flooring.
Twin core heating cable pre-assembled onto a nylon web ensuring uniform spacing and ease of installation
Pre-wired 3m power lead
Continuous earth braid
Continuous double sided tape of underside of heating mat allows secure placing on any clean surface
Approved to EN60335-2-96 as required by the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations (BS7671.2008)
Twin core cable diameter 3mm to 4mm
Earth screen protection by means of AL/PET Foil
Tiled Floor: The M Series heating mat should be installed in a flexible self-leveling compound or directly into the tile adhesive. It is important that the heating cable is completely covered.
Other Floor Surfaces (carpet, vinyl, engineered wood and laminate floor): The M Series mat should be completely covered in a flexible self-leveling compound with the required floor surface applied once the compound is completely dry. Great care must be taken to ensure that fixing devices are not driven through the heating cable. Where underlay is required, the lowest tog option is recommended. If there is any doubt about the suitability of any given floor surface for use with underfloor heating, confirmation should be sought from the flooring supplier.
How to Select the Best Underfloor Heating Mat?
By Standard or High Density: Other than in exceptional circumstances standard density heating mats will provide enough output to serve as a sole source of heat in a room.
High density mats may be preferred when one of the following applies:
A room has exceptionally high heat losses (this may apply to some conservatories)
A very rapid heat up is required perhaps because a room is rarely used
It is only possible to heat a small percentage of the total floor area
By the Size of the Mat
The objective is generally to cover as high a percentage of the free floor area as possible. The free floor area is defined as the floor area not occupied by permanent fixtures such as kitchen cabinets and shower trays.
As a rule of thumb, we suggest selecting a mat with total area approximately 10% less than the total free floor area. This will allow for perimeter spacing and ensure easy installation
For Large Rooms
For large rooms it is common practice to use more than one heating mat. In these circumstances there is a choice of subdividing the room into separate zones each controlled by its own thermostat or connecting the heating mats together electrically in parallel and using a single thermostat. When controlling more than one heating mat from a single thermostat it may be necessary to incorporate a contactor into the control circuit. Alternatively, BN Thermic's Wireless Control System allows several heating mats to be controlled without a contactor.