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.
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.
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).
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. Keeping the rest of your counter space at room temperature is beneficial for cooking and food preparations.
Utilizing only 12-24 volts, countertop heaters are extremely safe and will not damage or crack your stone. The mat plugs directly into a standard outlet without the need for special wiring.
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.
Your food & coffee can stay warmer for longer.
Owners of heated countertops often appreciate the added benefit of warmer plates & dishes.
It’s easy to install.
Marketed as a do-it-yourself (DIY) product, stick-on heating mats are especially easy to apply without the help of a professional. Simply peel, stick and plug it in!