One of the best features of HeatTrak mats is their portability, allowing them to be placed as needed around private residences and commercial properties to optimize snow removal. You can set up the mats wherever you like, as long as there is access to an electrical outlet.

HeatTrak recommends considering snow exposure and foot traffic when setting up the mats. Common areas where heated mats are especially effective include parking lots, driveways, front doors, walkways, stairways, wheelchair ramps, loading docks, or any other areas that experience foot or wheelchair traffic. It's important to note that heated mats not only provide effective snow and ice removal, but also offer a durable rubber surface that provides additional traction for added stability on slick surfaces.

Both our HeatTrak Mats and HeatTrak Pro (Commercial) Mats can be placed on many surfaces such as:

  • Concrete
  • Grass
  • Turf
  • Wood
  • Gravel*
  • Composite*
  • Stamped Concrete*

*Barrier required. A thin layer of insulation, or "a barrier", is required under the heat mats to prevent heat penetration. The following are suggestions for insulation:

Consider a pressure-treated plywood segment (Helpful Hint: Home Depot and Lowe's offer complimentary cutting services), with a thickness of just 1/4". Insulation options also include 1/4"-thick polyethylene or neoprene foam.