Warmup Insulation Boards – WIB

WIBs are an easy and efficient way of adding energy efficiency to your Warmup system and home. These boards, which are made of extruded polystyrene, act as a good insulator as they allow for reduced thermal conductivity. Essentially, they prevent heat from traveling down and allow for heat to reach your floor much faster.

Installing insulation boards over a Wooden Subfloor

There is a specific way to install the insulation boards over a wooden sub-floor.  Click “Read More” to learn how.

Installing insulation boards over a Concrete Subfloor

When installing over cement, screws and washers are not necessary. You will first use a trowel to put down a modified mortar. Then you will stagger the boards and press them together.

Warmup Insulation Board Installation Video

See just how easy it is to install our floor heating insulation boards. Click here to watch.

What is the “R” Value of the Warmup Insulation Boards?

Because the boards are designed to create a thermal break between your subfloor and your heated floor, the “R” value for the Warmup Insulation boards is only 1.08. Click “Read More” for details. 

Can I Install my Floor Heat over an Existing Sheet of Vinyl Floor?

If using a DCM-PRO membrane, scrape/scratch and prime the vinyl to ensure bonding with a highly modified thinset and install the membrane directly to it.

How do you stick the insulation boards to the concrete slab ?

You can stick the insulation boards to the concrete slab using regular modified or pre-mixed thin set. We recommend a 1/4 x 1/4” trowel.

Insulation Boards: Preparing for the Installation of Floor Heating

All surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned of all dirt and debris. When installing over an existing concrete base, it is important to remove all traces of existing finishes, contamination, etc. to allow for a clean surface.