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    Question Installing heated mat in shower

    I'm planning on installing a heated tile floor in my bathroom redo. I'd like to have the shower floor heated also, is there a problem or a safety concern with using the wire mat under the concrete base used for the shower pan?

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    Default Re: Installing heated mat in shower

    My question is why? I can see it in the bathroom but not in the shower floor.

    John

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    Default Re: Installing heated mat in shower

    The entire bathroom is only 5' X 5' so i just planned to do the floor where someone would be standing, hence, the shower floor included.

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    Default Re: Installing heated mat in shower

    I would think that when you're standing in the shower the hot water would be on and there would be no need for a heated floor. You're looking for trouble putting a mat under the shower floor.
    John

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    Default Re: Installing heated mat in shower

    i can't imagine an electrical mat being allowed in any electrical code book in a shower.

    but it could be done with hot water from the furnace in a radiant floor. i just don't see the point of it and i would expect potential problems.

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    Default Re: Installing heated mat in shower

    I agree, it's not a good idea.

    We, in Southern California, are actually looking for something to cool our floors in the hot summers.

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