Heated Stone Products says it has developed a proprietary design and fabrication technology to enable custom, large-format resistive heaters to be designed and produced without set-up or design fees at an affordable cost. The heaters raise the temperature ofa countertop by 20 to 25 degrees.
"The heaters are typically fabricated in lot quantities of 'one' since each countertop is usually unique to its application," says the company. The manufacturing process engineers heaters to be produced in 2-7 days, "so that the option of heat does not impact the normal delivery commitment of the countertop by fabricators, nor does it impede schedules of builders or contractors."
Heated Stone Products, located in Lakeville, MN, designs, manufactures, and markets FeelsWarm heaters in both standard and custom shapes and sizes.
Its patent pending technology uses patterned thin resistive heaters to mate with stone and metal countertops, to offer a commercially-available heating system for after-market addition of heated countertops for overhangs and unsupported areas using a safe low voltage power source.
"We produce product for consumers to install themselves for existing homes. Alternatively, we work with installers, contractors, builders, designers, architects, kitchen/bath outlets, countertop suppliers, and remodelers for new construction or renovations," the company says.
• Utilizes low voltage (12-24 Volts) for complete safety
• Enables custom heated areas within a countertop design
• May heat only where you commonly touch/rest arms
• Control scheme permits temperature adjustment
• Programmer provides pre-set on-off schedule if desired
FeelsWarm heated countertops are fitted with an ultra thin (between .015" and .025" thick) heating element that is custom-engineered for each stone including shape, wattage, and electrical input location. The FeelsWarm element pattern is precisely designed and installed to overcome the poor thermal characteristics of stone so that an even heated surface is created and that the front edge is the same temperature as the center of the heated zone.
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