I made a huge mistake when I bought heated floors. I let myself get caught up in all the positives of radiant floors. Radiant flooring is a silent heating system that allows no cold spots in the house. Since the heater is piping or electric mats under the floor, you don’t have to worry about the heat rising to the ceiling. Every square inch is touched with heat and is not wasted. Also, with the radiant heater under the floor protected, no dust particles are spread. The indoor air quality is cleaner and fresher with this heating system. Additionally, the heating system can easily extend to other portions of the house. You can add more pipe or electric mat easily. With a furnace, the spot you pick is all you get. The heated floors can be in the whole home. Why don’t I like this fabulous heating system? I made the mistake of putting heated floors in my work out room. I thought I would love having heated floors and putting my tumbling mats over it. I would never start a work out with cold feet and tight muscles. I would be instantly warm and loose. Also, it is good for the body to sweat out the toxins. More sweat did not seem like a bad thing. Well, I hate that I am sweaty all the time. My feet get so slippery that I can hardly work out. Most days I turn off the heater when I work out. Due to radiant floors being silent though, I forget I don’t have them on and go without heating frequently.