The Best Tiles for Heated Floors
There are a lot of benefits to in-floor heat–it can increase your home comfort, your savings on your energy bill and even your home value. Virtually any floor tile is compatible with in-floor heat, but there are things to consider when choosing the tile to install with your in-floor heating system.
Porcelain and Ceramic
Porcelain and ceramic tile have excellent heat transfer properties and are generally thin, which will make your floor heat faster. Porcelain tile is less porous than ceramic, making it more water resistant. For areas prone to wetness, such as bathrooms, entryways and mudrooms, porcelain tile is a perfect choice.
Natural stone, like travertine and marble, is a great option for a heated tile floor. Natural stone tiles tend to be slightly thicker than porcelain and ceramic, so it might take them longer to heat up. The upside is, that they will retain the heat longer than man-made tiles.
Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Luxury vinyl tile works well with in-floor heat, and it’s easy to install, making this the perfect choice for a DIY project. If you’re looking for an affordable alternative to wood or stone, luxury vinyl tile is a great option.
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- Morris & Co. Pure Net Black Ink 13 x 13 in. | Porcelain | 681460
- Bucak Light Walnut Honed Filled12 x 12 in. | Travertine | 657748
- Bucak Light Walnut Honed Filled Mosaic 2 x 2 in. | Travertine | 657521
- Arctic White Brushed12 x 24 in. | Marble | 650275
- Arctic White Brushed8 x 20 in. | Marble | 650712
- Fronda Haya Wood Look 8 x 24 in. | Ceramic | 682334
- Hampton Carrara Polished12 x 12 in. | Marble | 656858
- Black Marquina Polished 12 x 12 in. | Marble | 650290
- Madera Miel 7 x 48 in. | Luxury Vinyl Floor Tile | 681420