Tile is one of the oldest, classiest and most resilient flooring materials that man has ever created.
As an experienced tile setter, I take great pride in each and every set. One of the only ways to improve the comfort of this material is through the addition of an insulated, radiant heating system. I always try to integrate heating systems into my tiling projects. This is the best way to create the most ideal environment for our clients.
As the installation of these systems became more common, I realized there was a fundamental need for a better underlayment that readily accepted these heating systems. I found myself entirely unhappy using uncoupling membranes constantly frustrated by their inherent flaws; wire strapping was equally inefficient. Refusing to continuously deal with these problems, I started modifying materials to accommodate heating systems through a more simple, efficient and effective method.
I have continued working on this idea through material research and development, a series of prototypes, multiple sets and finally, testing credentials from an independent laboratory to come up with HOTTROK – a simple, highly efficient and hassle-free installation panel for the professional tile setter.
– Rodger Bennett, Professional Tile Setter