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Discuss Which brand UFH mats in the Underfloor Heating Forum area at TilersForums.co.uk.

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  1. Adil

    Adil Active Member

    Location:
    Manchester M29, UK
    So I've narrowed it down to:

    Raychem T2, prowarm or Devi mats. All come with a Wi-Fi thermostat

    Devi and raychem seem slightly cheaper but I'm more interested with the quality. EBay seems to be the place to buy these mats, significantly cheaper than online retailers.

    The areas I'm looking at to be tiled are kitchen/dining and both bathrooms (one being an ensuite).

    I need the kitchen/dining area done as one zone requiring 20 square metres. Devi and raychem tend to only make 10m squared mats. Would joining them together be easy enough for the Tiler?

    Any opinions appreciated. Thanls
     
  2. Albert

    Albert Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Gateshead NE8, UK
    Joining mats is not a job for a tiler
     
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  3. Simon Dale

    Simon Dale Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Maidstone
    Use Vario pro biggest mat 20 mts
     
  4. Terry W

    Terry W Active Member

    Location:
    Havant
    A thermostat control unit will only run a total of 16amp of matting , As long as the combined matts don't go over 16amp the electrition can connect them to the thermostat control unit. Both matt's will have to have the power leads starting at the thermostat control unit. As far as I know one matt cannot be joined to the end of the other. For that you'd have to phone technical support and if it could be done it would most likey have to be carried out by one of there engineers.
     
  5. Adil

    Adil Active Member

    Location:
    Manchester M29, UK
    Seems rather restrictive if the mats can't be joined, leaves my options limited.

    13A should be fine with 20 sq.m as it'll be 3000W. Raychem seems to be 160w sq.m so 16A should cover that.
     
  6. Adil

    Adil Active Member

    Location:
    Manchester M29, UK
    Variopro is twice the price of the aforementioned mats. Also the tiler would prefer pre wired sticky mats for speed
     
  7. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    You dont join the mats but you can use as an example 2 x 10 metre mats for 20 mtres both wired to the same thermostat.
    In fact if the area is 20sqm you would want ufh for 16sqm ( it is the done thing to geat about 80% of the floor space to aid fitting ) if your tiler knows his onions he should know all of the above .
     
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  8. Adil

    Adil Active Member

    Location:
    Manchester M29, UK
    The exact size is 25.5 sq.m hence only needing 20 sq.m of matting.

    If both have to join on to the thermostat then it may represent an issue unless the thermostat is central in the room, as the area is 8m long.
     
  9. Terry W

    Terry W Active Member

    Location:
    Havant
    Both devi and raychem matts are only 500mm wide. Can they run out along side each other. Failing that, The mesh/matt the heating cable is attached to can be cut, you can't cut the heating cable it's self but you can take it of the mesh/matt and tape it to the floor. It's a bit tricky to explain but as mentioned above any capable tiler should know how to lay it properly.
     
  10. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Not if your tiler knows what he is doing
     
  11. timeless john

    timeless john Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    North East England
    Contact the forum sponsor @Uheat - Jake@Uheat - Jake to get all the information you require.
     
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