Who doesn't love warm toasty feet in the dead of winter? I know I do! One of the best ways to take the chill out off of a cold floor is radiant in floor heating, in which heating coils are installed underneath a floor's surface. When the system is on, the coils heat the floor, which in turn heats your feet, and as Mike Holmes always says, when your feet are warm so is the rest of you. Radiant in floor heating technology has come a long way in recent years, and with Schluter®-DITRA-HEAT homeowners can combine two of Mike's favorite things -- Ditra (that orange underlayment you see Mike installing in practically every bathroom) and toasty warm toes. This is definitely a cool and innovative product!
In the video below, Mike Holmes demonstrates the installation of Schluter®-DITRA-HEAT, which allows the heat cables to be snapped effortlessly into place. After the cables are set, the floor is tile ready--no leveling compounds are required! The Ditra prevents damage to the tile by uncoupling the tile from the substrate. By doing this, the tile and substrate are allowed to move independently of each other, which prevents tile and grout cracking.
View Mike and his daughter Sherry installing Schluter®-DITRA-HEAT: