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Why Heated Countertops?

Why Heated Countertops?

You have heard about floor heating, seat warmers, heated towel racks and even heating for your steering wheel. What about heated countertops?

Below are 7 reasons why homeowners enjoy this unique upgrade in their kitchen or office.

1. Stone is cold to the touch.

If you have ever rested your arms on a granite or quartz countertop, you have probably noticed how cold the stone feels against your skin. The reason for this is because the stone's surface and mass instantly pulls heat away from skin, causing the brain to perceive that the surface is cold. Applying heat under your stone countertop takes that initial shock away and provides a much more soothing feel. 

2. Your electric bill won’t take a hit.

Unlike floor heating, the cost to heat a countertop is very low and is actually designed to be on at all times (although you can choose to turn it off).

3. You only need to heat the areas that you frequently touch.

One common misconception of heated countertops is that the entire surface is warmed up. In fact, most people choose to only heat the areas where you sit at the most, such as the countertop overhang. Not only is this cost effective, but it doesn’t interfere with your food preparations.

4. It’s safe.

Utilizing only 12-24 volts, countertop heaters are extremely safe and will not damage or crack your stone.

5. It’s a practically invisible, yet very noticeable upgrade.

Countertop heating mats are very thin (less than the thickness of 9 pieces of paper) and are designed to fit your exact surface. The heater's single plug-in cord can be easily hidden underneath your cabinet.

6. Your food & coffee can stay warmer for longer.

Owners of heated countertops often appreciate the added benefit of warmer plates & dishes. 

7. It’s easy to install.

Marketed as a "Do-It-Yourself" product, stick-on heating mats are especially easy to apply without the help of a professional. 

Interested in learning more about heated countertops? Click here to read some Frequently Asked Questions or contact the FeelsWarm team today .

Heated Stone Products Expands FeelsWarm Countertop Heater Models

Heated Stone Products Expands Model

Heated Stone Products, creator of FeelsWarm® countertop heaters to warm stone countertops, announced today a new model for countertops without overhangs, such as kitchen islands or peninsulas. This new offering compliments the company’s core model, under-the-counter stick-on heaters. FeelsWarm heaters provide a solution for homeowners who are unhappy with the cold feel of their countertop and want to improve the luxury of their kitchen, bathroom, bar or basement counter.

The new FeelsWarm “NL” model is designed for customers installing a new countertop where the top of the cabinet has a solid support substrate. The customized, plug-and-play heating mat can handle hundreds of pounds of stone or weight when compressed. All models of FeelsWarm can be plugged into standard outlets without the need for special wiring.

“As the world’s leader in countertop heaters, we have been exposed to an enormous variety of countertop designs. This new model addresses the contractor’s need for extremely fast heater installations by permitting the heater to be installed in 60-120 seconds,” states Jahn Stopperan, President of Heated Stone Products. “The design simply rolls out onto the cabinet surface and the heavy stone can be placed directly onto the heater.”

FeelsWarm patented (pending) low-voltage heaters work with all types of stone countertops (granite, marble, quartz, and engineered stone) and are the only products on the market specifically for stone counters.

A one-minute video of how fast and easy the new FeelsWarm NL model is installed can be viewed on YouTube.

Contact Heated Stone Products to learn more about FeelsWarm heated countertops. 

ABOUT HEATED STONE PRODUCTS 
Minnesota-based Heated Stone Products manufactures FeelsWarm® Heating Technology, the patent-pending technology of thin heaters used in combination with stone countertops, including both existing and new countertops. Its dealers and market partners are premier fabricators serving luxury homes and businesses throughout the U.S. and Canada. Specializing in foil-based heating elements, Heated Stone Products designs and fabricates unusually large heaters using advanced, quick-turn processing techniques.

FeelsWarm Enters Partnership with WarmlyYours

WarmlyYours

February 4, 2014 - As of today, Heated Stone Products has entered into a national distribution agreement with WarmlyYours Radiant Heating that makes FeelsWarm available through the WarmlyYours network of dealers.

Designed specifically for countertops, FeelsWarm Technology gently raises the temperature of the stone 20 to 25 degrees, just enough to remove the initial cold shock when a person leans on the counter or touches the surface in the morning. The low-voltage heating elements of FeelsWarm Technlology can be integrated into stone slabs and are also available in custom or standard-sized stick-on versions. The technology will be tested with concrete countertops soon.

While authorized dealers determine exact pricing, the approximate installed price is comparable to other stone upgrades, such as edging or color. Typically, only the portion of the countertop where a person’s arms rest is heated, which minimizes the cost. Either an optional temperature controller or an optional easy-to-use programmer operates the FeelsWarm heating element, allowing users to schedule on and off times automatically depending on their needs.

FeelsWarm products are available in three options: integrated heaters, customized stick-on heaters and presized stick-on heaters.

Visit www.FeelsWarm.com to learn more.

ABOUT WARMLYYOURS RADIANT

Since 1999, WarmlyYours Radiant has offered the industry’s most innovative solutions in radiant heating technology, from our flagship floor heating systems and radiant wall panels to snow melting products and towel warmers. With locations in the U.S. and Canada, WarmlyYours provides unrivaled personalized customer support from start to finish, featuring measuring and design services, 24/7 technical support, and our No Nonsense™ Warranty.

ABOUT HEATED STONE PRODUCTS

Minnesota-based Heated Stone Products manufactures FeelsWarm® Heating Technology, the patent-pending technology of thin heaters used in combination with stone countertops, including both existing and new countertops. Its dealers and market partners are premier fabricators serving luxury homes and businesses throughout the U.S. and Canada. Specializing in foil-based heating elements, Heated Stone Products designs and fabricates unusually large heaters using advanced, quick-turn processing techniques.