One of the worst mistakes my wife and I ever made was not putting in heated flooring.
The two of us bought a house and had a few months left on our apartment lease.
It made sense to fix up the house before all our stuff moved in. So we decided to redo the flooring since it was the perfect time. Nothing was in the house or in the way. We agreed that the carpets had to go and tile would be our flooring. I did some research and realized that heated flooring would be easy to install. After laying the cement board, electric heated mats get placed down and the new tile goes on top. You can have evenly heated floors right under your feet. Since the heat is electric it is silent, doesn’t stir up dust or rise to the ceiling to get wasted. A lot of people save energy with this type of heating system. The only con of heated flooring is it adds weight and height to the floors. We weren’t really concerned about that. The only reason heated flooring didn’t happen was that it would slow our project down and add cost. My wife wanted me to finish up the floors right away so stuff could move in. Adding another step would take time. So we skipped in. Now we live in a house with cold tile floors and have put rugs over top of them to add heat. Our current HVAC unit is also dying. If we had heated flooring, I would just buy a new air conditioner and be done with it.