From Bathroom Tile to Kitchen Tile- We Do It All
You have no shortage of options when you choose tile as your flooring surface. You work with an expert salesperson to determine the type of tile that fits your lifestyle, from porosity to slippage, sealing to cleaning. Other times, you inherit someone else’s tile selection.
The tile feels nice and cool under your bare feet. While nice in the hot summer months, your feet turn icy cold in the winter. You may compensate by wearing socks and slippers, and putting throw rugs and mats throughout your kitchen, bathroom, and other rooms that may be tiled, but that could increase the likelihood of a slip and fall. It may never have crossed your mind that you may be able to heat your tiles, keeping your bare feet toasty warm and comfortable.
Heated floors are not a new phenomenon. The luxury of heated tile flooring can be found in ancient Roman and Turkish baths, Japanese architecture, and forward-thinking architects and builders like Frank Lloyd Wright.
The premise is to create radiant heat that spreads throughout the floor. Then the air near the floor will warm, rise, and heat the room with minimal energy loss.
There are multiple benefits to heating your tile floors:
- Noise reduction due to less use of radiators, furnaces, and HVAC units – less air circulation through ductwork
- Prevention of drier (less humid) air – less dust disturbance – limits possible allergic reactions and illnesses
- More even heating throughout the room or home – less energy consumption
Currently, there are two different ways to deliver this even, gentle warmth:
Hydroponic floor heating uses a series of tubing to circulate heated water.
Electrical floor heating uses a series of electrical tubing to distribute heat.
Heated flooring, like other home improvement options (replacement windows, solar panels, etc.) can increase the value of your home.
Like all home improvement decisions, you must analyze the upfront costs of renovation and/or installation versus long-term savings on utilities and potential future repair costs.
From a flooring perspective, tile experts in conjunction with your builder or contractor and your electrician can help you navigate the many heated flooring options that will work well with your tile selection to create a comfortable living space.
Melcer Tile does so much more than simply produce beautiful tiles for your house or place of business. The customer service that we pride ourselves on means we offer a wide variety of different services to make the process of installing tiles that much easier.
Are you one of those go-getters who just like to do things yourself?
We not only understand, but we applaud your ambitions- and we’re here to help.We’ve put together a number of DIY videos to help you get things done around the house without enlisting the help of the pros.
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Are you interested in designing your home or business with some of the best tile options in the state of South Carolina? Reach out to us today and let us know what we can do for you!
4965 Dorchester Road
North Charleston, SC 29418