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Running electric heating cables under ceramic tile is a great way to add comfort and warmth to an area. This type of heating is called Electric radiant floor heat.
Electric radiant floors typically consist of electric cables built into the floor. Systems that feature mats of electrically conductive plastic are also available, and are mounted onto the subfloor below a floor covering such as tile.
Because of the relatively high cost of electricity, electric radiant floors are usually only cost-effective if they include a significant thermal mass, such as ceramic tile. If the floor's thermal mass is large enough, the heat stored in it will keep the house comfortable for eight to ten hours, Electric radiant floors may also make sense for additions onto homes for which it would be impractical to extend the heating system into the addition.