Uponor’s radiant rollout mat
Uponor’s Radiant Rollout Mat is the ideal solution for faster, more consistent installations for large commercial radiant heating and cooling applications — saving up to 85% in installation time, the company points out. The mat consists of Wirsbo hePEX (oxygen barrier) or Uponor AquaPEX (non-barrier) PEX-a tubing connected with ProPEX engineered plastic (EP) fittings, which are safe for burial in the slab, and offer fast onsite customization when necessary. The mat can install about eight times faster than conventional radiant tubing installation methods, potentially shaving weeks off an installation schedule. For example, six contractors can install 35,000 square feet (16 to 19 mats) per day, as opposed to 4,500 square feet per day using conventional installation methods, Uponor explains. Contractors also will appreciate less time on their hands and knees with the Radiant Rollout Mat, saving on muscle and back strain, the company adds.