Ever since my wife found out about all the new flooring options available today for a radiant heater system, she has been badgering me constantly to consider the upgrade. But it’s not so easy as just getting a new gas boiler and gutting the old radiators. Heated flooring for our whole house means tearing up each and every floor in every room. That’s both a lot of money and a lot of mess in our house, which we have neither the time and the money for. She keeps telling me we should just tap into our savings and do it, but that money is our safety net should anything go wrong. Given the state of the world right now, I sleep better at night knowing we have our back-up finances. So, I’ve decided on a compromise. I talked to our local heating and air conditioning company, and asked how we could possibly do the house one room at a time. They explained that installing heated floors piece by piece, rather than all at once, would be both doable and affordable. Since we just bought our gas boiler last year, we’re already in good shape. I decided to start with the master bathroom first; this will be small enough to do quick, and my wife will love staying warm when she gets out of the shower and does her makeup every day. In just a few short days, we now have a gorgeous new tile floor that can keep us warm and toasty with just a flip of a switch. Plus, we have more floor space without the big radiator in the way.

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