Heated Tile Floors

It’s a chilly early winter morning, and though you know you need to get our of bed to get ready for your day. It is not particularly fun to walk across the cold tile floor in your bathroom but it needs to be done. But with Heated Tile Floors in your bathroom, it can definitely make things more enjoyable instead of the cold shock to your feet that you are used too.

Lets talk about some of the pros and cons of what you can expect with a heated tile floor.

Why would you even wanted heated tile floors in the first place?

Heated Tile Floors are definitely a luxury item that you usually see in Bathrooms but are becoming more common in mud rooms and entry ways especially up here with Vermont winters. The biggest pro is you guessed it, to warm the tile before you even have to step foot on it. Other than that the next benefit is the evaporation that it causes to water or snow and ice.

Lets think about that for a minute, in a shower because the grout is drying faster it will last longer by years even. So that bathroom you just had remodeled will last many more years just based off that one thing alone. Same thing can be said when the family tracks in with snowy boots. With a heated tile floor that snow with evaporate and dry leaving less of a mess to clean up. Smart thermostats being what they are you can set a timer in the morning before you have to get in the shower or in the afternoon when the kids get home from school. The set it and forget it feature is definitely one of my favorites.

This all sounds great but what is the downside?

Heated tile floors aren’t cheap. It varies but on average you would be looking between $3750-9000

Why such a large range? It mostly depends on how easy it is to get to your main electrical panel or sub panel. Heated Tile floors need a dedicated circuit in the panel to run off of.

The only other down side is that generally heated tile floors wouldn’t be a great sole heat source in the Vermont winter. Typically you would use a 120V cable to heat the floor but in certain situations if it calls for it you can use 220V if you want to produce more heat but that can drive up the cost.

Any questions feel free to reach out!

About the author 

Bill Wockenfuss

Bill is a Remodeling and General Contractor located in Colchester VT Serving the Greater Burlington Vermont Area