The Luxury of a Bathroom Heated Floor

One of the most popular bathroom design ideas is to put radiant floor heat into your bathroom. Do you wake up early in the morning only to be shocked at how cold the tile or marble flooring is on your bathroom floor? Most bathrooms do have tile or some other cold hard surface and putting in radiant heat below the floor is something you can do that is not that expensive.

Putting radiant floor heat in most average size bathrooms will cost somewhere between $400 and $800 dollars. You must consider, however, the value of your home will increase and any home with radiant heat floors will be easier to sell when that time comes.

There are two types of radiant heat that you can put under your bathroom floors. Electric is perhaps the cheapest and easiest method of radiant heat as it entails putting electric coils under the floor. These can be bought and come in patches which you can install or have a professional install. Electric radiant heat works just like the coils in your toaster. When electricity is run through the metal coils they heat up and in turn heat up your bathroom floor.

The second type of radiant heat floors is hydronic heat which entails putting pipes beneath your bathroom floor. The pipe then carries warm water through it which in turn heats the floor. This is more involved to install properly and anything with pipes and running water has some chance of leaking and having other complications.

There are many bathroom design ideas to consider and installing radiant heat floors is one of the ones you may be glad you did for years to come. Having heated floors in your bathroom is a luxury you will always be able to enjoy and once you have it installed you will forget how cold those bathroom floors once were!

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