To get the most of your radiant heat installation, we recommend using PexPlates for a few main reasons:
1) They secure the tubing in place - Whether its a staple up or installed in wood-subfloor tracks, our pex plates will keep your pex tubing secure and increasing your BTUs at the same time.
2) Keep the heat up - Heat rises, but it also falls. PexPlates reflect and absorb the heat so it radiates better above the floor instead of heating the rooms below.
3) More BTUs - Aluminum is a conductor of heat, and the heavier the metal, the poorer it is. Most commercial plates you will see on the market are thick and made of steel. Below is a list of metals and their thermal conductivity:
Thermal conductivity in W/mK
Aluminum 250 (OURS)
Zinc Zn 116
Tin Sn 67
Stainless Steel 16