Plan: Use your plan to calculate the heated area, working out how to lay the mat evenly across the floor whilst avoiding all floor obstructions and close floor fitting objects (pipes, baths, cupboards). Detail on your plan the location of the cold tail (where the mat starts), floor sensor and connection box. It is acceptable to lay the heating mat under suspended cupboards, wash basins and wall mounted toilet pans.
Roll Out: Remove the plastic outer and place the cold tail of the mat at the connection point. The AmberMat has a self-adhesive backing, lay this to the floor and roll the mat out, if necessary the mat can be laid with the cable face down. In situations where the mat has to be turned over it can be secured using hot glue gun (taking care not to damage the heating cable), staple gun the mesh or tape the mesh.
When the AmberMat reaches the end of the run, simply cut the mesh (NOT THE YELLOW CABLE) and turn the mat, positioning the next piece beside the first. When cutting and turning the mat ensure there is a minimum 50mm gap between the cable loops. To avoid risk of damage at later stage do not lay the mat where objects will be put onto or fixed to the floor.
Note: If required, the cable can be removed from the mesh and loops formed manually, but ensure the cables are spaced the same distance as those on the mat.
Finish: It is recommended that you cover the mats with a flexible layer of either self levelling compound or tile adhesive, which must be allowed to dry. The floor must harden completely (this process usually takes 8-10 days) before the floor heating and thermostat are connected and turned on gradually.
Please make sure that you test the resistance value of the AmberMat before, midway through and after fitting to check the heating conductors are working properly. Using a multimeter, check that the value measured matches the value of the label attached to the cold tail connection. The value displayed must lie within -5% – +10% of the given ohm value. Make a note of the value measured on the proof of warranty. Then measure the insulation value with an insulation tester by measuring between the screen (outer connector wiring) and both the black and blue sections. The measured value must be over 10 MΩ @ 500V.