Electric - the 'other' radiant - grows in popularity among home and business owners. Here are a few new products.

Nuheat Cable


Advanced Cable SystemNuheat offers an advanced cable system that can extend its electric floor warming into intricate spaces that include shower stalls, benches and platforms. The launch of the Nuheat Cable system signifies the popularity of electric radiant heat in a host of new and customized spaces. It features easy installation, a low profile, and energy efficiency ― only 12 watts per square foot.www.nuheat.com

Nuheat Harmony

Designer-Inspired ThermostatsNuheat has launched a designer-inspired programmable thermostat. The thermostats work exclusively with Nuheat floor-warming systems. The Harmony thermostat can be flush mounted behind any double gang decora style faceplate, offering options to room designers. Features include backlit display and buttons; built-in GFCI; and “smart” technologies that figure out the most efficient use of power.www.nuheat.com

Raychem QuickNet®

Raychem, Tyco Thermal Controls

Electric-Heated FloorsRaychem’s QuickNet®  electric-heated floor system for ceramic tile and natural stone installations consists of a low-profile, 3/16-inch heating mat and a programmable thermostat. The mat contains an impact-resistant heating cable on an adhesive-backed fiberglass mesh that allows for simple roll-out installation. The QuickStat thermostat features a floor temperature sensor that automatically controls the system to ensure a comfortable floor.www.tycothermal.com/usa


Thermique Technologies

Glass Towel WarmerThermique Technologies offers a stylish, electrically heated glass towel warmer. It offers silent operation and energy efficiency. Customize the glass with a personal monogram or unique design. Also available in a sleek wall-mount. Brackets are available in five finishes to complement any décor.www.thermiquetechnologies.com

Carisa Adagio

Carisa by Termosan

Unique RadiatorA "symphony" in stainless steel, Carisa's Adagio radiator features a unique harp design. Available in both electric and hydronic models, it is a floor-standing unit with a digital display screen, customizable remote control and changing LED lights. www.termosan.us

RugBuddy by Speedheat


RugBuddy™Like an electric blanket for your floor, RugBuddy by Speedheat is a UL-listed portable heating system approved for use under area rugs. It turns area rugs into “invisible” space heaters, letting homeowners stay warm and keep their sense of style.www.speedheat.us

Heating SystemSpeedheat’s Generation4™ electric radiant floor heating systems promotes health, conservation, safety and comfort ― an ideal choice as a green building product. It can be installed under virtually any flooring material, including carpet, ceramic tile, stone, floating wood, laminates, vinyl and more. Generation4 systems are easy to install in a single room or throughout an entire house.www.speedheat.us


LATICRETE International Inc.

Mesh RadiantCeramic tile and stone manufacturer LATICRETE International Inc. has launched FahrenHEAT™, a self-adhesive mesh and wire backing for thin-set installation, allowing for faster and easier setup. In addition, FahrenHEAT is part of the LATICRETE Lifetime Residential Warranty, which covers not only the floor warming system and components, but the thin-set mortar and grout. The single warranty simplifies the selection and installation process.www.laticrete.com

Traceable® infrared thermometer

Control Co.

Thermometer GunThe Traceable® infrared thermometer gun from Control Co. takes instant temperature readings of any surface. The design permits one-handed point-and-shoot readings. The laser-sighting beam permits aiming precisely at the target surface. The temperature range is -76° to 932°F with a resolution of 1°. Accuracy is ±2° or 2% of the reading.www.control3.com

Living Heat™

Advanced Heating Technologies

Amorphous Metal TechnologyAdvanced Heating Technologies’ Living Heat™ underfloor electrical heating system provides a warm, comfortable home environment. For use in every room: bathroom, kitchen, living room, utility room, basement, den or bedroom, its amorphous metal technology can be installed under any flooring ― tile, stone, wood, laminate or carpet.www.aht-heating.com

The Fauna Sauna

Fauna Sauna

Radiant Heat For PetsYour pets instinctively find the sunny spot on the floor. So why not provide them with year-round radiant warmth? The Fauna Sauna uses the same radiant heat the sun produces, minus the sun's damaging ultraviolet rays. It brings healing to your pets as therapy for joint and muscle pain due to arthritis or overuse, therapy for stress, and for healing skin wounds and infections. Weighs less than 10 pounds, and can be set up and moved to any desired location.www.faunasauna.com

Diamond Electric Towel Warmers

Myson Inc.

Efficient RadiantDiamond Electric Towel Warmers from Myson use less energy than a lightbulb. So safe, it can be left on 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Features an illuminated on/off power switch and a heavy-duty coiled plug-in cord. Manufactured from 304 Grade stainless steel ― does not flake or chip and is non-corrosive. Wall-mounted unites (Diamond 8 Bar and 12 Bar) are supplied with four easy-to-install wall brackets made of 304 Grade stainless steel.www.mysoninc.com

Jack & Jill collection from Amba

Amba Products

‘His & Hers’ Towel WarmersThe Jack & Jill collection from Amba is affordable and easy to install. Available in several sizes and two basic shapes, customers will love the swing convenience and the warmth and comfort of this practical collection.www.ambatowelwarmers.com


Warmly Yours

Under Desk HeatersWarmlyYours unveiled its newest product, the under desk heater, at Surfaces 2008. The new plug-in floor mat provides radiant warmth at a fraction of the energy required by space heaters. This under desk heater has two temperature settings for convenient temperature control and year-round use in your home or office. Available in two sizes to fit discreetly in most smaller spaces. Three classic colors of Merlot, Slate and Emerald coordinate with any decor.www.warmlyyours.com



Complete CollectionMr.Steam®’s complete line of towel warmers is stylish and functional, and compliments bath, spa and exercise room areas. Available in a variety of wall, floor and pivoting models, Mr.Steam’s towel warmer collection is constructed of 100 percent brass for efficient heating. Comes in electric or hot water system options.www.mrsteam.com


ThermoSoft International Corp.

Radiant Heat UnderlaymentThermoFloor™ radiant floor heating system is designed specially for floating floors: laminate, engineered wood, wood and SnapStone® interlocking tiles. It combines the advantages of its unique FiberThermics® heating elements with Insulayment™, an upgraded floor underlayment that has acoustical and insulation properties.www.thermosoft.com

STEP Warmfloor™

Electro Plastics Inc.

Low-Voltage ElectroplasticSTEP Warmfloor™ is a durable, yet thin (3/64") 12" wide element. It is flexible and can be cut to length on the jobsite. Once layout has been determined, simply cut the element to the appropriate length, make the electrical connections, and run the wires to the terminal board(s) and transformer. Secure the elements to the subfloor (with adhesive, staples or pegs) and cover according to trade practices.www.warmfloor.com


Watts Radiant

Control Your ComfortHeatWeave® products deliver true radiant heating. Install HeatWeave mats or WarmWire® cables to warm almost any floor covering. Works great in new construction or remodeling and in projects of any size. Add warm floors to rooms with north walls, cantilevered floors and cold concrete slabs. HeatWeave mats come in many different sizes, and can be shaped to suit. An optional programmable SunStat turns the system on and off based on personal schedule, so homeowners can manage operating costs precisely. SunStat™ uses a floor sensor to control temperature. As you are installing the HeatWeave system, the LoudMouth™ monitors the heating elements and sets off an alarm if they are ever damaged ― before you finish the floor, not after.www.wattsradiant.com