How to style a warm film floor
Of all types of heating elements for underfloor heating thermo is the most technologically advanced and economical in respect of usable space. Film warm floors are easy to install, versatile in respect of flooring, durable. The service life of certain types of termoplenok is (according to the manufacturer) up to 50 years.
You will need:
- thermo; - Heat-reflecting substrate (izolon, Isocost, technical cork, etc.); - A set of cables; - Bitumen and PVC insulation; - Scotch; - Thermostat with temperature sensor; - Terminals; - Junction box.
Instruction how to lay a warm film floor
Clean the floor from foreign objects and debris, dry, if it is wet, remove using a putty irregularities. Note the places where it is not necessary to stack shrink film (under the cabinets, refrigerator and so forth.).
Cut the required number of strips of heat reflecting substrates and spread them on the floor reflects the (silver) side up. Fasten a tape strip between the distance between the attachment locations of about 0.5 m.
Cut the shrink film to the desired length strips. Cut the film to be such that the number of pieces to a minimum. Cutting is carried out strictly according to the designated cut lines. Place the sliced stripes on the substrate copper conductors Heat-down so that the edges do not overlap and do not form a significant gap. Get snug imaging film to the underlying substrate. Secure it with tape strips together with a half-meter intervals between mounting locations.
Connect the copper veins films terminals - two clamps on one lane. The design of the clips and their installation methods may vary depending on the manufacturer. To install one enough pliers, others require special tools. clamps Installation method specified in the instructions for the Thermal Film.
Insulate clamps connecting places. For this purpose, they lay on two sides with a bitumen film, and on top of it - PVC film. It should be insulated and the cutting line on the opposite end of the strip - in place of copper location lived. The insulation is also carried out in two steps - first, bitumen film, and then the usual PVC tape.
Fix the thermostat on the wall, which are adjacent to the ends of the strips with clips installed. Using pliers, connect to terminals lead-in electric wires. It is desirable to have wires of two colors. Connection to the terminals of one strip wires of different colors simplifies the wiring and connecting wires to the thermostat.
Perform a parallel connection to the thermostat fuser bands. If you have used the wire in two colors, the task is extremely simplified - you just need to connect the wires of the same color together. This is conveniently done in the junction box, securing it with a thermostat. From the junction box are assigned two wires that are connected to the thermostat.
Install a heating film sensor. It must be located in an area remote from the edges of the imaging film is not less than 15 cm. To it does not deform the film to make it heat reflecting recess in the substrate. Connect the thermostat cable from the thermal sensor.
Set the thermostat to the maximum temperature not exceeding 30 ° C. Be sure to connect all the wires and the quality of the insulation of the connection locations. Turn the thermostat to the network and test the operation of floor heating. If the floor is heated normally, and the temperature the thermostat switches off, then everything is done correctly. Turn off the heat and enjoy a floor laying flooring.