It seems that the universe wants me to have heated floors. For a long time I had wanted a radiant heater in my house. My furnace refused to die, I just put in new carpets, whatever the reason it never worked on. I now have moved down south full time and having heated flooring is actually going to be possible. My husband and I are totally gutting the summer home. Everything is being torn out and replaced with new. We decided to change the brick floors to all tile. We bought a special tile cutter and all the supplies to do the job. Before we laid the tile I thankfully did some research. First, tile is the best type of flooring for heated floors. Carpet is no good because the heat stays to stay under the rug. Tile allows the heat to be absorbed and naturally feel warmer. Next, we have the tile cutter to do our own flooring installation. My husband and I will save quite a bit of money doing all the work on our own. We have done tile installation before and are quite good at it too. Finally, the existing heater in the house is a small gas fireplace. We can easily rip that out and just use heated flooring as our one heating source. My husband and I can install the electric mats by ourselves too. We can set the tile over top and then we have quality heating! It won’t cost too much in the end since we have most of the supplies already.