STEP Warmfloor® is a sustainable heating system designed to meet demands for durability, safety, comfort, and efficiency.
Green, Sustainable Technology
STEP Warmfloor® unique polymer heating element provide safe, economical heating solutions for a variety of applications; preventing ice build up on Alaskan tug boats, keeping electronics working in Antarctica and heating homes, commercial buildings and institutions. Millions of square feet have been installed throughout the world.
Certified Green Product
The heating element is made of a homogeneous, semi-conductive polymer and is recyclable. All materials used in the STEP Warmfloor® system are ecologically safe. Polyethylene is an environmentally friendly product; it does not produce hazardous gases, and is biodegradable in sunlight.
STEP Warmfloor® is certified by Greener Product who confirms the product complies with the LEED, LEED for Homes and NAHB standards and may earn credits that contribute to certification under green building rating systems, such as LEED®, LEED for Homes and NAHB.
Self-Regulating and Energy Efficient Heating Elements
The semi-conductive polymer heating element is by nature self-regulating. The plastic is electrically conductive and because of resistance in the material, heat develops. The self-regulating attributtes of the product means that when the ambient temperature rises, the electrical resistance increases and the consumption of electricity decreases. For this reason, the element cannot overheat and the self-regulating technology allows the elements to heat with maximum power in cold environments and use less electricity as they warm up.
Because the elements are self-regulating and cover over 60% of the floor surface, STEP Warmfloor® gives 2.5 times more heat output than cable systems, 2.08 times more heat output than hydronic systems, and up to 60% more efficient than conventional forced air systems.
STEP Warmfloor® can be placed safely closer to the floor surface than any other heating system. With less mass to heat, the system reacts fast to its regulated temperature.
The system is easily zoned too! Individual zoning for each room is not only comfortable but also very cost effective.
Safe Low Voltage System
STEP Warmfloor® is the safest electric system on the market. The system is ETL listed and complies to ANSI/UL-1693 and CAN/CSA-C22.2 no. 217 standards and CE marking. STEP Warmfloor® operates on low-voltage and does not require a ground fault interrupter. It is normally connected to a 24V power supply, but it can also be run by a solar or wind-powered source.
Durable heating elements with 20 Years Warranty
The strong, thin, plastic mat (3/64 inch (1.2 mm) thick) comes in a roll, in different widths, and can be cut to the desired length and field-wired on site. There are no high-temperatures, stress, or wear on the material and STEP Warmfloor® comes with a 20 years limited warranty.
Unique Benefits of STEP Warmfloor®
- STEP Warmfloor® can be placed closer to the surface than any other radiant floor heating system.
- STEP Warmfloor® reacts immediately to external temperature changes.
- STEP Warmfloor® is 100% efficient; all electrical power is directly transferred to heat.
- STEP Warmfloor® is self-regulating, therefore it draws only the energy required to maintain the ideal temperature.
- The even distribution of the floor heat reduces drafts allowing you to lower your room temperature while feeling more comfortable.
- STEP Warmfloor®’s method of continuous heating is more efficient than other cycled heating systems.