I am gutting my bathroom to make it perfect for once in my life. I want to move the toilet, expand the shower as well as get all brand new brick installed to finish off the walls. I want to take out the window as well as do a ceiling to floor glass block arrangement for that design. I am additionally hopeful to get a LED lighted mirror as well as flush adjustable lights in the ceiling. Another luxury I am hopeful for is heated flooring. I read many articles online as well as the cost will bump up my budget quite a bit. I believe it might be worth it in the end though, but you are supposed to do this heating upgrade while you do the floors, either way. Electric heated mats are laid over the stone board as well as then new flooring goes on top of that. Then you have electric heating at the flooring level. There is no associated noise, dust or frosty spots with this system. I love the plan of having toasty toes whenever I use the bathroom or kneel in the tub on a frosty morning. Electric heated flooring is honestly supposed to last around 15 years anway. So I either can cut off the connection to the central thermostat as well as lose heating when it dies, or I can redo the floors as well as begin again fresh. Either way, I believe the lifespan is okay with this oil furnace. I found the electric mats at my local hardware store. The cost is really considerable however the time added will not be the best. All in all, I want heated flooring as well as I am not going to cut corners.