Installing the FOIL System Under Carpet
When installing Carpet floors:
With carpet, pay attention to tacking and pulling techniques when stretching the carpet at the edge of the room. Warmup recommends maintaining a minimum of 12″” off the walls to avoid any damage when carpet is installed.
If using a carpet pad, be sure the FOIL heating system is sandwiched between the pad and carpet.
Place a protective sleeve such as cardboard under hot iron seams you need to make. These tools have sharp crimps that can damage the heater.
In general, the Foil heating mats are very resistant. You can even steam-clean your carpets over the Foil. Use common sense when using tools and creating traffic during the installation.
Always review the installation manual before beginning your floor heating project.