Why does everyone love heated floors?
I know heated tile floors are popular now. But I really need to be convinced!
I live in MA, and keep the house at a toasty 68 or so. In my prior house the baths had tile floors an *I* never felt troubled by the temp of the unheated floors. (In my current house the bath has vinyl floors and is badly in need of a redo, which is why I'm asking.) Doesn't everyone have throw rugs/bath mats on the floor? Don't those mitigate whatever cold there is.
(I am sharing this house with my daughter, and she isn't as cold tolerant as I am, so if I do this it will probably be for her.)
How are these heaters used? Do you just turn them on when you are in the room and feel the need? Or are they left on, on timers, to warm up for those times when you expect the bath to be used? (Nobody in my house keeps to a regular schedule.)
Also, I don't think I have seen mention how much extra thickness the heating wires/pad add to the floor. I have very low ceilings (7'6") and so can't spare much.