What is Snug Mat?

Snug Mat is a heating mat, with a 3mm thick twin wire heating cable pre-mounted onto commercial grade fiberglass mesh that holds the heating cable together to simplify installation.

Snug Mats have a self adhesive side which is extremely sticky to allow easy fixing to the sub-floor. The adhesive extends to the cable loops that run along each side of the mat.

All mats have been tested in accordance to National and International Standards for safety. Mats comply with rules regarding the EMC (Electro Magnetic Compatability) and fulfil the ICNRIP guidelines and regulations with regards to EMF (Electro Magnetic Fields).

The Snug Mat heating element is produced with THREE layers of electrical insulation and earth braid, conforming to the most exacting specification in the industry, and is suitable for use in any room.

Manufactured in a wide range of ready made sizes with the supply lead wire at one end only, it is supplied on a roll for quick and easy installation – this design offers maximum flexibility to the installer; easy to plan and easy to lay and suitable for large or small areas.

  • Perfect for applications in bathrooms, kitchens, conservatories etc.
  • Suitable for ceramic, natural stone, slate, marble, limestone, terrecotta etc.
  • Lifetime cable warranty.
  • Snug Mats are available in two standard power outputs of 120 w/m² and 160 w/m²
  • Snug Mats are rated at 160 w/m² and are ideal for conservatory concrete floors and rooms where faster heat up is required.

Snug Mats are easy to install and good for renovation projects, as well as new build.

A full colour Snug Underfloor Heating brochure is available on request.

How wide are Snug Mats?

When a Snug Mat is run side by side, each run is designed to cover a width equivalent to approximately 500mm.

For example, in a 4m² Snug Mat pack the roll is 8 metres long and this pack is designed to cover an area of 4m².

How simple are Snug Mats to install?

Installing Snug Mats are ideal for the DIY enthusiast or approved installation contractor.

The ultra thin profile of the Snug Mat is suitable for renovation, as well as new build.

Only a pair of household scissors are needed when cutting the fiberglass mesh. THE HEATING ELEMENT MUST NOT BE CUT.

Each mat is fitted with a supply lead wire at one end only. You don’t need to worry about where the mat ends! Just cut the mesh and turn it any way to fit your floor space.

Snug Mats have a self adhesive side which is extremely sticky to allow easy fixing to the sub-floor. The adhesive extends to the cable loops that run along each side of the mat.

The heating elements can be easily detached from the fiberglass mesh to assist installation around shapes and obstacles.

You can combine more than one size of Snug Mat to cover the total floor space and with multiple circuits the lead wires must be connected electrically in parallel.

Once the position for the control has been decided the size of mat or combined sizes to match the room layout can be chosen from the chart provided.

For example, for a heated floor area of 5m² you have the choice of using a Snug Mat sized at 5m² or a combination of 4m² + 1m² or 3m² + 2m²

Remember more than two mat sizes can be combined together if required.

Full installation instructions can be downloaded on the website in pdf format.

A 16 page A5 size installation instruction booklet is available on request.

Should I choose a Snug Mat 160w/m or Snug Mat 120w/m?

If the requirement is for under tile heating then it is easy to choose between 160w/m² and 120w/m².

Snug Mats are rated at 120w/m² is the safest solution for direct contact with a wooden subfloor.

This situation is extremely common in many new homes and apartments and Snug Mat rated 120w/m² provides a perfectly heated tiled floor.

Snug Mats rated at 160w/m² should always be installed on concrete floors, especially in a conservatory.

Snug Mat 160w/m² provides a faster heat up than the Snug Mat 120w/m².

How do I choose the correct size of Snug Mat for my installation?

Draw a general view of the room and mark the area which will be covered with heating elements. Take measurements of the room. Avoid heating under units and sanitary ware as this can cause heat blockage and it is unnecessary to heat these areas anyway.

Always start by measuring the FREE floor area available to apply the heat.

In a bathroom the FREE area is the floor area LESS the bath, shower, toilet, washbasin and any units.

In a kitchen the FREE area is the floor area LESS the kitchen units and appliances.

Select the size of the Snug Mat below the actual FREE area available e.g. if the FREE area is 7.6m² you should select a 7m² pack, for 4.2m² a 4.0m² pack and so on.

In each case check that the mat will fit into your room as it is not possible to cut the heating element.

Bear in mind to leave a minimum 50mm unheated gap around the room perimeter when calculating the heated area.

What is the Snug Cable?

Snug Cable is a twin wire heating cable supplied on a reel with the supply lead wire at one end only.

The Snug Cable heating element is produced with THREE layers of electrical insulation and earth braid. It is designed to meet European and International Class 2 safety standards, conforming to the most exacting specification in the industry, and is suitable for use in any room.

  • Perfect for applications where extra flexibility may be required with the layout, especially in smaller areas with obstacles, such as en-suites, shower rooms and bathrooms.
  • Suitable for ceramic, natural stone, slate, marble, limestone, terrecotta etc.
  • Lifetime cable warranty.
  • Snug Cables can be installed to match power outputs in the range 100 to 200 w/m².

The dual wire construction ensures electro-magnetic emissions are practically eliminated making it safe for children to play on the heated floor.

It is installer friendly with a 4m long supply lead wire at one end only.

With Snug Cable there is no need to get two ends of cable back to a termination point.

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