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Great Alternative to a Thin Slab SubRay Warms any Cold Floor

SubRay is an easy way to install radiant floor heat- • Natural Hardwood • Carpet
ing on top of existing frame or slab floors. SubRay can • Ceramic Tile • Laminates
be installed as a whole-house heating system, or used • Stone Tile • Engineered Flooring
to heat a basement or room addition.
Hardwood floor over

Compared to Thin Slabs, SubRay is . . . SubRay system, over
frame floor.
Hardwood
• THIN — 5/8" or 3/4" thick. Flooring

• LIGHTWEIGHT — Less than 2 lbs. per square foot. Aluminum
Conduction Roll
• FAST RESPONDING — Twice as responsive as
gypsum-based concrete. Sleepers
Radiant Tubing
• AN EASY INSTALLATION — No need to wait weeks Radiant Tape
for the slab to cure. No scheduling problems with
separate subcontractors. Subfloor

• MOISTURE-FREE — No hundreds of gallons of
moisture to manage.
Insulation

Compared to Other Slab Alternatives,
SubRay is . . . For slabs or frame floors
• CLEAN — No messy silicone needed. Tile floor over SubRay
system, over frame floor.
• TWO SIZES — 15 mm (5/8") for 3/8" RadiantPEX;
18 mm (3/4") for 1/2" RadiantPEX or Onix.
• SILENT — Floating design. Won’t pop or squeak like Tile
some aluminum plate systems.
• QUALITY — Cabinet-grade, Group 1 Baltic Birch. Thinset
Meets specs of all wood flooring manufacturers.
• ECONOMICAL — Uses standard ASTM tubing Backerboard
and fittings.
Thinset
FREE Design
Call 1-800-276-2419 for free design assistance on
any SubRay installation. C-Cover

Sleepers
See the Watts Radiant Product Catalog or visit
Radiant Tubing
www.wattsradiant.com for the entire line of hydronic Radiant Tape
and electric radiant heating/snowmelting equipment.
Subfloor
“Great product with
tremendous design Insulation
flexibility. Working an
eight-sided floor plan
was a snap with
SubRay.”
—Dave Yates
F. W. Behler, Inc.
(NYSE: WTS)
4500 E. Progress Place
Charter Member:
Springfield, MO 65803-8816
Phone: 417-864-6108
Radiant Panel Association
Fax: 417-864-8161
1-800-276-2419
Toll-free USA & Canada:
See our Product Catalog online at: www.wattsradiant.com
(NYSE: WTS)
Copyright © 2005 Watts Radiant, Inc. SubRay Brochure LIT#SRBROCH0205 Effective: 02/01/2005
Installation is Quick and Easy.
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Fasten down Header Sticks
Tap the Plate back into
and Sleepers, adding Corner
place with rubber mallet
Sweeps as needed for turns
and screw down. Header
(not needed for Onix™).
Plates are not needed
for Onix installations.
Anatomy of the Maintain a 2" space
between Sleepers using

SubRay Radiant System ® a chalk line as a guide.

Header Sticks hold radiant pipe at each end of the
room on 8" centers.
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Sleepers are 6" wide and installed 2" apart. Sleepers Roll out the Aluminum
support the finish floor. Conduction Roll. Leave
Grippers are used to hold RadiantPEX® where it enters 1/2" between each row
or exits the floor. so you can see the

Radiant Tape reflects radiant energy to the floor.
3 radiant tubing underneath.
Lay the Radiant Tape inside
Aluminum Conduction Rolls evenly spread the heat. the radiant channel.

Corner Sweeps help RadiantPEX make 90° turns.
C-Covers protect radiant tubing from nails; or support
tile backer board. 8
Lay down the finish
Note: All wood components made of Group 1 Baltic Birch.
floor and let your feet
enjoy the best heat

Putting it Together . . . there is!

Subfloor
Aluminum Conduction Roll with Watts Radiant’s Onix™ . . . or RadiantPEX® Tubing.
Radiant Tape
Radiant Tubing
Sleeper

Header Stick

Insulation
Joist