All About QuietWarmth

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Manufactured by MP Global Products, QuietWarmth radiant floor heating systems include film mats that combine over 30 years of unique radiant floor heating science with patented floor heating technology.

Ultra-efficient QuietWarmth radiant floor heating film products safely and inexpensively warm nearly any indoor flooring area of your home: kitchen, family room, basement, and more.

Warm Your Floor offers two options that are compatible with almost any floor type:

Before installing QuietWarmth, always check with your floor covering manufacturer for compatibility with radiant heat systems.

What are the advantages of QuietWarmth?

QuietWarmth FLIR heat coverage

QuietWarmth radiant heating films are among the easiest to install products in the industry, especially for click-together/floating floors. The films mats’ revolutionary construction means the energy delivery results in 100% coverage.

Install any QuietWarmth heating mat with no self-leveling mortar and no mess.

Under click-together/floating floors, QuietWarmth requires no mortar or glue to install.
Simply unroll your mats, run the wires, and lay your floor.

Or for traditional tile or glue-down installations, attach the peel and stick mats directly to your subfloor and tile over normally.

QuietWarmth provides gentle heat for your feet for just pennies per day!

A 60 square foot area costs just $0.086 for the first hour to reach desired temperature and half that for every hour afterward (based on national average electricity rate of $0.12 per kilowatt hour).

To calculate the power consumption of your project, use the following formula:
Total Square Feet of Heated Area x 12 ÷ 1000 x Local Cost per Kilowatt Hour Electric Rate

 

How does it work?

MP Global Products uses conductive ink technology in their QuietWarmth film mats, powered via parallel factory-attached lead wires that consume less power than traditional wired radiant floor heating systems. The mats are so thin that they won’t raise the height of your floor.

Both peel and stick and click-together floor heating systems offer flexibility with the option to spot heat your floor by simply placing the mats where you want them. The click-together film can also be cut to a desired length.*

*Cut-to-length feature does not apply to the peel and stick mats for tile and glue-down floors.

Either style mat can be installed over a concrete or plywood subfloor according to their respective installation manuals. A lower vapor barrier must be installed onto a concrete subfloor before installing the film for floating floors. The peel and stick solution can be directly adhered to a flat and clean subfloor.

Installation Videos

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24 thoughts on “All About QuietWarmth”

    • Jacquelyn Sutterman says:

      Hello Jay!

      Thank you so much for the compliment on our article. Our most popular QuietWarmth mats (120V, 3′ x 5′) today, are priced at about $5.66 per square foot for the floating film and $9.33 for the peel & stick solution.

    • Jacquelyn Sutterman says:

      Hi Jim! QuietWarmth’s Peel & Stick product can indeed be stuck directly to a concrete, or plywood, subfloor that is flat, clean, and ready to accept floor covering.

      The installation onto a concrete subfloor is demonstrated in the video on the bottom-right of this article at about the 1:25 mark.

      Thank you so much for the question, I will be updating the article to include this information momentarily!

    • Hi Bryan,
      Yes, the QuietWarmth film can be placed over an existing vinyl flooring as long as it is laying flat. If the vinyl floor is peeling up at all, this is not recommended.

  • I installed 2 18 inch x 5foot mats in my new bathroom.installed on top of cement board and used the recommended thin set with natural slate tiles. After hooking up the floor temp was at 47 deg. After 24 hours it was only up to 54 deg. Set to 65 on thermostate. Is this normal to take so long?

    • Hi Eric,

      Thank you for reaching out to us regarding this issue. The floor should not be taking that long to warm up. We would love to discuss this more with you to figure out the exact mat and installation process to help locate the problem. Please, call us at 866-558-3369 or email us at customercare@warmyourfloor.com and we will help you get this resolved. Thanks, Eric!

  • Nicholas Dennett says:

    Hello,

    I am installing your quiet warmth heating film for vynil floors and I have two 5ft panels, and one 10 ft panel, but I am not sure what the total amp draw is and from what I have read I can’t exceed 15 amps with the power module. So what is the amp draw for a 10ft panel and a 5ft panel?

    • Hi Nicholas,

      Thank you for reaching out to us regarding your QuietWarmth mats. The amps will depend on the width of the panels because we have both 1.5′ and 3′ widths for the 5′ and 10′ lengths. However, the group of mats that you have listed will allow you to use one thermostat with no issue. These mats are very energy efficient with the largest mat of 3′ x 10′ being only 2.98 amps for a 120V system. The 3′ x 5′ mat will have a total of 1.44 amps.

      If you have any further questions, please check out our product pages to get more details and specifications such as amps and wattage, or feel free to call us at 866-558-3369.

      Warm Regards,
      Warm Your Floor Team

    • Hi Devin,

      The factory power leads for the QuietWarmth films are going to be 15′ long. Yes, these can be extended with a junction box. Feel free to call us at 866-558-3369 if you have any further questions!

      Warm Regards,
      Warm Your Floor Team

    • Hi Ben,

      Yes, the QuietWarmth Film products can be installed onto a concrete slab subfloor. It is highly recommended that you install insulation with backer board over the top before installing the film for peel and stick flooring types. Also, it is recommended to place a lower vapor barrier with underlayment over that before installing the film for click-together flooring types.

      This is to make sure that there will be no heat loss due to the concrete slab. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us at 866-558-3369. Thanks, Ben!

      Warm Regards,
      Warm Your Floor Team

  • Hello. I installed the quiet warmth under luxury vinyl flooring. We have cement floors with a thin layer on top then the mats then the floors. Its winter here in upstate ny and cery cold out. The thermostat tells us the floor is 57.3 when we turned it on for theb first time at 4pm. Its now 6:30 and the temp is up to 57.7. How long should it take to get the tenp up and the floors warm? This is a badement under construction and there isnt a lot of other heat down here yet if that matters

    • Hi Liz,

      Thank you for contacting us with this issue! The floors should be heating up quicker than that, so there may be an issue with the installation. For peel and stick flooring types, it is highly recommended that you place a minimum of 1/4″ insulation with a backer board over the top to prevent thermal loss with the concrete subfloor. For click together flooring types, the mats will need a lower vapor barrier covering the concrete with underlayment over the top before the mat installation.

      Feel free to give us a call at 866-558-3369 if you have any further questions and we can walk you through your next steps.

      Warm Regards,
      Warm Your Floor Team

  • If I am using the Quietwarmth Float with a floating tile floor with grouted seems how long should I wait after installation to turn the system on?

    • Hi Jacob,

      For the QuietWarmth Film under tile, it is required by the manufacturer to not turn the system on for 28 days to allow the thinset and grout to cure. If you turn it on before the 28 days, it may compromise the installation and cause cracking or other damage. Feel free to contact us at 866-558-3369 if you have any further questions.

      Warm Regards,
      Warm Your Floor Team

  • I’m building a pole building and then will be adding an insulated 20’x20′ work shop within it. The floor will be 4″ – 6″ of concrete. Will the electric radiant floor heating be able to be a primary heating source for this shop? What temperature would I be able to expect from this flooring during a Northeastern Ohio Winter? Thanks.

    • Hi Jeff,

      Although this might be a possible primary heat source, there is no way to know for sure. This will all depend on the insulation of the building and what the percentage of the floor is being heated. There is no way we can guarantee how well this system will perform as the primary heat source for the shop. However, we encourage you to call us so we can try to find out some more information and help you further. Please, give us a call at 866-558-3369.

      Warm Regards,
      Warm Your Floor Team

  • Marianna amper says:

    Hi, I would like to know if the one for floating floors would help heating not only my feet but the whole room. I’m planning on having quiet warmth for all the room.

    • Hi Marianna,

      Most radiant floor heating systems can potentially help heat up a room, but this will depend on the type of room, the size, and the type of heating system being used. With that being said, these systems were not designed to be the primary heat source for a room, so we cannot guarantee that it will work. QuietWarmth film would not be ideal for giving you the best chance to heat up the room.

      Please, give us a call at 866-558-3369 so we can discuss more of the details for your room to see what your best options would be. Thanks, Marianna!

      Warm Regards,
      Warm Your Floor Team

    • Hi Aaron,

      Thank you for contacting Warm Your Floor. It is always highly recommended to use a thermostat with your floor heating system to control the heat output. If you are planning to not use a thermostat, please be sure to use a circuit breaker with GFCI protection to avoid tripping the circuit. As for the heat of the floor, this will vary depending on the flooring type and location. Please, give us a call and let us know some more details of your floor and system you are using and we will be able to help you out further. You can reach us at 866-558-3369. Thanks, Aaron!

      Warm Regards,
      Warm Your Floor Team

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