Heat Mat CBM-ALU-TAPE Combymat Electrically Conductive Tape
An earth shielded system designed to be used beneath quality floating laminate and engineered board floors without the requirement for covering with levelling compounds. With the addition of Overlay Boards this versatile system can be also be used beneath carpet, vinyl, linoleum and bonded board floor coverings, without requiring any wet trade. The mats can provide sole source heating in reasonably well insulated rooms, and floor warming in other situations.
The mats are quick to install and can be ’cut-and- turned’ like a conventional undertile heating mat. When used with Heat Mat’s intelligent thermostats they provide a fast reacting and cost-effective heating system.
- Designed to provide sole source heating in most rooms
- Dual conductor system - only one power lead per heating mat, enabling simple installation
- Once installed the system has a functional earth shield
- Aluminium heat dissipation layer designed to spread the heat out from the cable
- No requirement to cover the mats with an additional levelling compound or moisture barrier, saving build height and costs
- Cut-and-turn design offers significant advantages over panel type systems and speeds up installation
- The 6mm insulation that forms part of the system provides acoustic deadening as well as thermal insulation
- Combymats are not suitable for use in wet areas such as bathrooms and wetrooms
Combining multiple units
Combymats are designed to be laid together with other Combymats to ensure the perfect fit every time. The mats are wired into the thermostat or junction box in parallel.
Simple and speedy installation
Heat Mat Combymats are incredibly simple to install and in large areas can take half as long to fit as a carbon or ribbon panel system. The mats can be cut and turned to ensure they fit the room perfectly, and for particularly complicated areas the cable can be stripped from the mat and laid as a loose cable. Aluminium tape must be used to cover any loose cables and also to secure the mats.
Sub-floor surfaces and insulation board
Heat Mat’s 6mm Combymat insulation which must be installed beneath the system offers a good trade off between build height, cost and insulation value.
For particularly badly insulated areas we recommend laying Heat Mat structural thermal insulation boards beneath the 6mm insulation layer. If there is a risk of moisture rising from the floor below you must install a damp proof membrane beneath the insulation.
Laminate and engineered board
This system is designed for use beneath quality floating laminate and engineered board floors between 10 and 18mm thick. You should always check with the supplier of your flooring that it is suitable for use with electric underfloor heating laid directly beneath it. Boards that have a plastic insert between the end joints can experience more movement than standard flooring, and if this is a concern Heat Mat Overlay Boards should be used.
Other floor coverings If Overlay Boards are installed above the Combymat system carpet, vinyl, linoleum and bonded board floors can be laid directly on top, as long as the combined Tog rating is no more than 1.8 Tog.
Energy efficient solution
Combymats are almost 100% efficient at converting electricity into heat and they can easily be powered by locally generated electricity from either photovoltaic or wind power sources. When used with Heat Mat’s intelligent thermostats they form an energy-efficient system, and they are also suitable for integration into a home/building automation system.
Why Choose Heatmat
With more than 1,400,000m2 of underfloor heating installed, 22 years’ experience of the UK underfloor heating market and a wealth of knowledge on Scandinavian ice and snow melting systems, you can rely on Heat Mat to understand your needs and supply the products to satisfy your requirements.
This is why they are the Professionals’ Choice, the number one supplier of electric underfloor heating and ice and snow melting systems to the UK’s professional installation market.