ProSpec Heated Floor System Offers Comfort and Cost Savings
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
ProSpec, Bonsal American’s brand of professionally specified products, has partnered with Tyco Thermal Controls, a division of Tyco International, to distribute the Raychem QuickNet® Electric Heated Floor System for ceramic tile and natural stone installations.
The QuickNet system consists of a low-profile, three-sixteenths of an inch (3 mm) heating mat and a programmable thermostat. The heating mat contains an impact-resistant heating cable on an adhesive-backed fiberglass mesh that allows for simple roll-out installation without the worry of heating cable spacing. The QuickStat thermostat also features a floor temperature sensor that automatically switches the system “on” or “off” to ensure a comfortable floor. The system can maintain floor temperatures up to 85°F (29°C) and features a built-in ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) for safety.
The system will make installation quicker, easier and more affordable than earlier systems that required anchoring and individual thermostats. QuickNet provides targeted, uniform heat distribution, which can help lower heating bills. It also radiates the heat for a longer period of time than a forced air system.
Radiant heating is also more efficient than baseboard or forced-air heating systems because no energy is lost through heating ducts. In addition, these systems are quieter and cleaner than forced air systems. The QuickNet system, which is ideal for both new construction and renovation projects, provides added comfort in bathrooms, kitchens, entryways or other tiled areas.
“Heated floor systems are one of the most overlooked items in remodeling or new construction projects. These systems, which were once primarily for high-end construction, offer tremendous value for all homeowners, creating a more comfortable space, reducing energy consumption and delivering cost savings,” said Kevin McFadden, Vice President Construction Products. “We’re proud to partner with Tyco Thermal Controls and offer the QuickNet Floor Heating System that integrates with ProSpec tile installation and Self-Leveling Underlayment systems.”
ProSpec offers the 120-volt QuickNet system in 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 square foot sizes. All mats are 20 inches in width, and each system comes complete with the thermostat. The system is compatible with all standard subfloor materials, including ProSpec underlayments, thin set mortars and grouts. The QuickNet system will be sold through ProSpec distributors.
ProSpec provides architects, engineers and commercial and residential construction contractors with the finest in professionally specified concrete construction, restoration & repair products and tile & stone installation products and systems. The ProSpec brand is owned and managed by Bonsal American, Inc. Additional information is available by calling 1-800-738-1621 or at www.prospec.com.
Tyco Thermal Controls is a global provider of heat-tracing, snow melting and deicing, leak detection, temperature measurement, specialty heating and wiring products and services. The company’s range of products and services include consultation, design, installation, and maintenance solutions for applications in the industrial, commercial and residential markets. Its products are sold worldwide under well established brands such as Raychem®, Pyrotenax®, Tracer™, DigiTrace®, WinterGard®, and TraceTek®. Further information on Tyco Thermal Controls can be found by visiting www.tycothermal.com