Portable Electric Radiant Floor Heating for Under Area Rugs
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Portable Electric Radiant Floor Heating for Under Area Rugs

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Note: You must use a non-slip rug pad with this product.

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Under Area Rug Heating

Like an electric blanket for your floor, RugHeat™ is the only CE Listed portable heating system in the world approved for use under area rugs. The heated floor mat by RugHeat™ is an innovative heating system that turns area rugs into "invisible" space heaters and lets you stay warm and keep your sense of style. You can also use this as a heated pet mat! If you want to ensure your pad doesn't move, check out our non-slip Thermal Insulation Pad.

The heated floor mat is perfect for your bathrooms, bedrooms, dining room, family room, kitchen, play rooms, that cold room over your garage, basements, and more. Great for yoga and stretching exercises, too! You can also find a Heated Door Mat at CozyWinters for a snow melting entrance mat to prevent slipping.

The heated floor mat by RugHeat™ is the attractive solution for warming cold spots in any room of the home or office. You simply place the heating mat under your area rug and plug it in. RugHeat™ can help increase comfort while lowering energy costs. RugHeat™ is guaranteed safe no matter what type of floor covering is under your area rug (stone, tile, wood, laminate, vinyl and/or carpet). The power cord length is 8 feet. RugHeat™ carries a Five Year Limited Warranty.

Simple, Safe, Energy Efficient

Eliminate those cold spots in your home with this versatile, high-tech, portable electric radiant heating blanket instead of dangerous space heaters.

Perfect on top of existing hard surface flooring that feels cold or over already installed carpets in your bedroom or living room to add that extraordinary on-demand heating comfort right at your feet.

This floor heating mat is primarily used as supplemental heating, not primary heating. For primary heating, you must cover 70% of the floor area in a room and keep doors closed, so heat does not migrate to adjoining rooms.

Energy Efficient:
  • The 58" x 81" RugHeat™ (Fits under a 5' x 7' Rug), costs less than four light bulbs to run.
  • Save energy with zone heating by only heating the rooms in use.
  • A lamp timer can be used on the rug heating mat, but it must be 3-prong (only).
  • Plug in to 120V, grounded outlet
  • Energy Usage: 365 watts, 3.04 amps, 120V
  • Pennies a day to operate
  • Average temperature on the surface of the rug is 75 to 80 degrees, but really does depend on the temperature in the room when using RugHeat™ as supplemental heat.
Safe:
  • The only CE Listed heating product for under your area rug
  • Water-proof (yes, you can use it in the bathroom)
  • No risk of burning
  • No risk of fire
  • GFCI protected
  • No toxic fumes
  • No risk of shock
  • Healthy: No EMR. No dust circulation. No Carbon Monoxide.
Easy Installation:
  • No tools or electrician needed
  • Lay down non-slip pad
  • Lay down Rug Heat
  • Tape down Corners
  • Lay down Area Rug
  • Plug in and Enjoy!
Durable:
  • Rolling Office Chairs are OK!
  • Furniture Legs are OK
  • Washable - Even Steam Clean your Carpets!
  • Warranty - 5-year repair/replacement against manufacturer defect

Note: You must use a non-slip/non-creep pad with this product.
The non-slip/non-creep pads can be found at your local hardware or flooring store or we carry a specially designed Non-Slip Thermal Insulation Pad. The Non-Slip Thermal Insulation Pad for this product prevents wrinkling, buckling, crawling, and moving of an area rug and the RugHeat™ on any type of flooring, plus it provides thermal insulation between a hard floor and the heating panel, improving the RugHeat™ electric radiant floor heater's performance and efficiency.

Details

Specifications - Applicable to all sizes of RugHeat™:
  • Plug: Auto reset Class A CGFI plug, 5mA trip
  • Cord Length: 8 feet
  • Cord location: in the corner of the heater, so the heater can be rotated towards the closest outlet
  • Cord Attachment: Encapsulated in flame retardant ABS block - 3/16" thick
  • Panel Thickness: 1/8" (0.125 inches or 3mm) - excluding the cord attachment
  • Carrier Materials: Alloy foil and polypropylene
  • Ships With: Detailed installation and operating instructions
  • Five Year Limited Warranty

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I put this directly on top of my existing wall-to-wall carpet and then an area rug on top--with no extra rug pad?
You must use a non-slip rug pad. First place a non-slip/non-creep pad on top of the wall to wall carpeting, then tape the heating panel to the non-slip pad, then place the rug on top of the heating panel. Plug it into a regular outlet, wait 30 minutes and feel the warmth on top of the rug.
Can this be used in a bathroom if plugged into a GF plug?
The heating panel is waterproof, so it can be used in a bathroom. It has its own GFCI plug, so you can safely plug it into a standard outlet. The cord is 8ft long. You must use a non-slip pad under the heating panel. You must cover the heating panel with an area rug or a bath mat. The area rug or bath mat must NOT have a rubber or non-slip backing, as this will stop the heat being conducted to the top of the rug.
Can this be used outside?
Heating panel is designed for indoor use only. It must be installed on top of a non-slip pad and covered with a rug. The rug heats up and acts as a radiant heating surface. Radiant heat warms people and objects in the room, not the air. If installed outside, the heat produced by the unit will be dissipated into the air and the customer will think it is not working.
Can I use this over a concrete floor with foam interlocking tiles on top of the heater?
Foam interlocking tiles will act as an insulator, so the heating will not be very effective. The foam tiles can also emit an odor when heated.
Can this be used directly on hardwood floor with a rug on top without a non-slip pad?
You must use a non-slip pad, otherwise the heating panel will slip on the hardwood floor.
Can I put furniture, such as coffee table on top of the rug covering the heating panel?
Yes, as long as there is at least 2 inches of clearance between the bottom of the furniture and the rug.
Is this OK to use with a braided polypropylene rug on top?
No problem using a braided polypropylene rug on top of the heating panel, provided the rug does NOT have a non-slip backing. You must use a separate non-slip pad under the heating panel, then place the rug on top of the heating panel.
Can these be used under a vinyl office chair mat?
Yes, but the vinyl mat must not have spikes on the underside. Spikes will damage the heater.
What is the power rating and current draw?
Please refer to the Watts and Amps listed in the Sizing Chart below.
Can this be used over luxury vinyl flooring?
Yes, but you must first put down a good quality non-slip pad. We recommend our non-slip rug pads.
I have a solid, non-slip pad under my rug. Would the mesh gorilla pad pass more heat through to the tiles underneath, which would be good?
Our solid non-slip pad is better. The heating panel has a reflective layer on the underside which helps conduct the heat to the surface of the rug. Once the rug surface is warm, it radiates "warmth" to your body and other objects in the room. You do not want the heat to be conducted downwards into the tile.
How much weight can you put on it. Can a table and chairs go on it in kitchen?
Kitchen table and chairs are not a problem as long as the legs are at least 1-inch square or 1 inch in diameter
Can this be enough to heat a small room, e.g., 150 sf, in mild climate?
For primary heating, you need to cover at least 70% of the floor area. So, to heat a 150sf room, you need 105sf, of heater.
What is the thickness of the heating panel?
The heating panel is 1/8" thick.
Can it be installed under carpeting?
It can be installed under wall to wall carpeting. Tape the heating panel to the standard carpet pad and stretch the carpet over the heating panel. Be very careful with the teeth on the carpet stretching equipment, otherwise the heating panel can be damaged and cannot be repaired.
Can it be folded over to fit the space?
No. The heating panel cannot be folded. It must be installed perfectly flat.
Recommended floor pad type?
We recommend our specially designed non-slip Thermal Insulation Pad, as it prevents wrinkling, buckling, crawling, and moving of an area rug and the heater on any type of flooring. Provides thermal insulation between a hard floor and the heating panel, improving RugHeat's performance and efficiency.
Where is the cord located if you were to lay it horizontally?
The cord extends from one of the corners of the heating panel. It can be flipped either side up, so which corner is irrelevant.
Can this help heat the space under a desk in an unfinished basement?
Yes it works well. The desk must have legs that raise the bottom of the desk at least 2" above floor level. The 3' × 5' is usually a good fit under a regular desk.
Can you put heavy furniture on it? Accent chair and sofa?
Furniture with at least 2" clearance at the base can be placed on top of the rug covering the heating panel. Weight is not a problem. The clearance is necessary to allow hot air to escape from under the furniture. If the air is trapped under the furniture, the heating panel may overheat and trip the attached GFCI plug, stopping the heater from working.
How long is the cord and where does it come out?
Cord is 8ft long and exits the heating panel from the corner. Panel can be flipped either side up.
Can this heating panel be run 24/7 for days on end, or must it be turned off regularly like some heated rugs?
Yes, it can be run 24/7. Do not leave anything on top of the rug covering the heating panel, like a bean bag chair, since it will trap heat under the furniture, the heating panel may overheat and trip the attached GFCI plug, stopping the heater from working.
Does it matter what type of rug pad is utilized under the heating mat?
Most non-slip pad will work, but we highly recommend our non-slip rug pads.
Can you put the heating panel on top of a short-pile wall to wall carpet, with an area rug over it?
Yes, but you must use a non-slip, non-creep pad on top of the wall to wall carpet underneath the heating panel.
What is the Warranty on this product?
5-year limited manufacturer's warranty, plus our 30 days "no questions asked" return policy.
Can you put it under foam mats (like in a playroom)? Or, can you lay it on top of foam mats with an area rug over the heating panel?
Do not use under foam mats. You can place a nonslip pad on top of the foam mats, then the heating panel, then an area rug.
What does it cost to run? I'm looking at a 5x7 and would run it 24/7 in the winter months.
Our 5x7 heating panel is rated at 365 Watts. One unit of electricity is 1000 Watts for 1 hour. the heating panel will use 0.365 units per hour. The cost per unit of electricity varies across the country but is usually around $0.20 / unit. The panel will therefore cost about 7.3 cents per hour to operate (0.365 x $0.20).
Can you use this product in a bathroom?
Yes, provided you use a non-slip pad under the heating panel and cover it with a rug. It has a GFCI plug attached, so is safe even on a standard outlet.
Is it safe?
Provided it is used strictly according to the operating instructions, it is perfectly safe. The heating panel has a Class A GFCI plug attached to the cord, which will trip if there is any electrical fault. In addition, the heating element is "partially self-correcting", and lowers operating temperature for a short while if insulating items are left on top of the heated rug for short periods.
How warm does the mat get? Does it have a thermostat?
In a reasonably well insulated room, the temperature on top of the rug will be 80°F to 90°F. There is no temperature control attached to the product. You can however purchase our plug-in timer and thermostat which can be used with this product.
Does this come with the required non-slip rug pad?
No. The rug pad does not come with the product. You must provide the rug and the non-slip rug pad. You place the heating panel between the non-slip rug pad and the rug.
Are there risks if you spill liquids on the rug covering the heating panel?
The heating panel is waterproof. If, however, the heating element is accidentally exposed by physical damage, and liquid is spilled over the damaged area, the GFCI plug will instantly trip and disconnect the power to the heater.
Can I roll an office chair over it?
Use a non-slip pad underneath the heating panel and a thin rug on top, and you can roll an office chair over it.
How durable is this heater? Is it OK in areas that get lots of foot traffic or where kids might be jumping or running?
The heater is very durable provided it is securely attached to the non-slip rug pad, and the rug on top remains in place covering the entire heating panel.
Will the product work well under a very thick rug?
Yes. It will take a bit longer for the rug to heat up to full operating temperature, but once that temperature is reached, the thickness of the rug is irrelevant.
Is a rug pad and absolute requirement? What if I stuck the corners of this mat down so it didn't bunch, would I still need a rug pad?
The rug pad not only stops slippage but acts as a thermal barrier to improve heat conduction to the surface of the rug. It also protects expensive floor coverings.
Is this item multi-voltage (i.e. 110v/220v)?
No. It is 120 volts only and has a 3-prong GFCI plug attached.

Sizing

Sizing and Details Chart for RugHeat Under Area Rug Heaters
Heater Dimensions
Width x Length
Rug Sizes
(Most common area rug sizes listed)
Area Volts Watts Amps BTU's **
22" x 34"
(55.9cm x 86.4cm)
Fits snugly under a 2' x 3' rug. 5 sq.ft. 120v 65 watts 0.54 amps 222 BTU's
22" x 89" Runner
(55.9cm x 226cm)
Fits snugly under a 2' x 7.5' runner. 14 sq.ft. 120v 170 watts 1.42 amps 580 BTU's
34" x 58"
(86.4cm x 147.3cm)
Fits snugly under a 3' x 5' rug.
Also fits under a 4' x 6' rug.
14 sq.ft. 120v 170 watts 1.42 amps 580 BTU's
58" x 81"
(147.3cm x 205.7cm)
Fits snugly under a 5' x 7' rug.
Also one unit fits under a 5' x 8' rug.
Order two units of this size to fit under 8' x 10' rugs.
33 sq.ft. 120v 365 watts 3.04 amps 1245 BTU's
63" x 93"
(160cm x 236.2cm)
Fits under a 5.5' x 8' rug.
Also one unit fits under 6' x 9' and 8' x 10' rugs.
Order two units of this size to fit under 9' x 12' rugs or larger.
41 sq.ft. 120v 500 watts 4.17 amps 1706 BTU's
** This product is primarily used as supplemental heating, not primary heating. For primary heating, you must cover 70% of the floor area in a room and keep doors closed, so heat does not migrate to adjoining rooms.
Non-Slip Thermal Insulation Pad for Rug Heat
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Our specially designed non-slip Thermal Insulation Pad for RugHeat prevents wrinkling, buckling, crawling, and moving of an area rug and the RugHeat on any type of flooring. Provides thermal insulation between a hard floor and the heating panel, improving RugHeat's performance and efficiency.
Outlet Temperature Controller with Thermostat Probe
Sale Price From: $49.95
With our Outlet Temperature Controller, you can automatically control the temperature of your rug heater.
Quickly pays for itself in energy savings!

Customer Reviews

Very nice for under the crib
Baby slept through the night after we installed this. We like knowing that he will be warm because we do not like the Central heating on at night.
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Margeaux —
01/13/2021

Great way to heat recliner
We installed this under our recliner was in a cold spot in our living room. Within a few hours the recliner was nice and warm and very comfortable!
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Richard Hines —
12/17/2020

A necessity I didn't know I needed
Put it in the coldest room in the house and saw an immediate improvement. Can't recommend this enough.
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Shahriar Uddin —
11/17/2020

Why oh why did we wait so long?
Why oh why did we wait so long? We live in a 120 year old house. About 25 years ago, previous owners incorporated the back porch into the kitchen but neglected to adequately winterize. Our dog loves it and I nap on it. It is fabulous! Wish it came in a bigger size.
2 of 2 customers found this helpful.
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Verified by: Shopper Approved Barbara Wager — VT, US
11/02/2020

Review of: Portable Electric Radiant Floor Heating for Under Area Rugs
Great product. Heats the floor like you said it would. Brought 4 of them for my sunroom. Now I can use it in the winter months.
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Verified by: Shopper Approved Eileen Duysen — CO, US
10/24/2020

Invisible once installed
The heater works as advertised, and is perfect for my basement where my legs used to freeze even as I was sweating, with the radiator was on full blast. A pleasant surprise was that the heater is practically invisible, even with the anti-slip pad. I expected a bulge to appear but no - under my moderately heavy rug you won't see anything unless you know where to look for. Very happy overall.
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Verified by: Shopper Approved Abdulla Gozalov — NY, US
10/20/2020

Review of: Portable Electric Radiant Floor Heating for Under Area Rugs
I bought this rug heater to use in a violin teaching studio, 10'x15'. My students stand on the rug wearing socks and so get that warm, comfy feeling that you would normally get only from radiant floor heating. This is a separate structure from the home, in Alaska, with a small, portable, electric oil heater also in the room. So far so good. We have only had temperatures down to 30F at night so far and expect to get down to 10F later in the season. I use a timer for both the rug and the oil heater which starts warming the structure 5 hours before students arrive each day and turns off when they leave in evening.
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Verified by: Shopper Approved Daniel — AK, US
10/20/2020

A great home upgrade
My sunroom isn't as well insulated as other parts of the home, and now I use it as my home office. This was a great addition and takes the chill out of the room.
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Tim —
09/28/2020

Review of: Portable Electric Radiant Floor Heating for Under Area Rugs
My bathroom floor is so much more comfortable now that I have this heating pad!!
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Verified by: Shopper Approved Krystal Masterson — IL, US
03/02/2020

Review of: Portable Electric Radiant Floor Heating for Under Area Rugs
Works as described; gentle heat on formerly chilly floor.
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Verified by: Shopper Approved Don McClung — MN, US
01/18/2020

Review of: Portable Electric Radiant Floor Heating for Under Area Rugs
So far it's doing it's job splendidly
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Verified by: Shopper Approved Joseph McDonnell — IL, US
01/09/2020

Review of: Portable Electric Radiant Floor Heating for Under Area Rugs
Easy set up
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Verified by: Shopper Approved Robert J. Nelson — PA, US
12/23/2019

Toasty!
My cats use this
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Verified by: Shopper Approved Brigitte — VA, US
12/11/2019

Fantastic solution to cold floor
Decided to try this product as alternative to subfloor radiant heat system in playroom. Works great and saved over $2000.
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Verified by: Shopper Approved John Scoutmaster — WI, US
11/23/2019

Warm bathroom
Just what we needed for our master bath.
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Verified by: Shopper Approved Mike Bullion — MI, US
11/11/2019

Really impressed
This is a game changer for my three season room. Also, my senior cats would like to know why this was not purchased sooner. I put this under a 5 x 8 rug over concrete and it has really made a difference!
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Verified by: Shopper Approved Leni — NC, US
10/24/2019

Review of: Portable Electric Radiant Floor Heating for Under Area Rugs
Very happy with this, works nicely in my bathroom under the rug, makes a chilly bathroom much, much easier to use without needing to turn on a space heater. Looking forward to seeing how it does over the winter.
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Verified by: Shopper Approved Nicole Burns — NH, US
10/21/2019

Wondering if you should buy one?
There is this girl, a Colorado native, who longs for the first shifts in the autumn days that signal the coming winter, who loves the cold of Christmas, the snows of January, the crisp air of winters...and who now lives in Houston, Texas. Trust me, it hurts to write it as much as it does to read. How she got here is a story for a different time. The point of this story is that she has never adjusted to the bone chilling winters in a humid climate. Sitting inside her home, the north wind whipping at the windows, the chill seeping inside, the feeling that summer cannot get here soon enough. The rest of the house is warm but the main great room cannot hold up to the incessant unrelenting attack of the winter wind. Sitting here, the chill seeping inside, the heart of the home feels unwelcoming because of the onslaught of winter. So, a month ago, she saw the approaching winter, the first cold nights started to arrive, and she fought back. She fought to defend her home from the winter intruder. She ordered her ammunition: a single rug heater for under the kitchen table… And the results? What could one rug heater do? Would it make a difference? Is it worth it? Well, today she ordered three more. Now, her home has one under the kitchen runner, two under the large living room rug and one under the dining room table and as soon as the budget allows, another one will be ordered for the master bathroom and still another for the room over the garage. There are very few times in life that I have been as impressed with a product as I have been with this one. Order one. It will change your winters. PS: Make sure you use an appropriate rug insulation pad.
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Shannon — TX, US
10/20/2019

Review of: Portable Electric Radiant Floor Heating for Under Area Rugs
This has made my house warm as toast so far this winter. I have a 8x12 rug that I put two heating pads under and it keeps my room warm. This room was cold last year. I have been telling everyone I know about this product. Love them.
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Verified by: Shopper Approved Doris Axum — WY, US
10/20/2019

Warm basement
This is our second rug warmer. We live in northern Wisconsin and the basement is cool and this works great to keep it very comfortable.
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Verified by: Shopper Approved Scott Larson — WI, US
10/19/2019

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