Thermal Mass Flooring Resources in Bettendorf IA

Office buildings often have concrete slab construction, but many small businesses are based out of buildings that have floor joists. If you are undertaking a major retrofit or if you own the building, you can put carpet or tile on top of a sub-layer that goes over the plywood sub-floor.

Flooring Xpress
(563) 344-3399
2540 E 53Rd Street
Davenport, IA

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FLOORCRAFTERS INC
(309) 762-9423
1305 5TH AVE
Moline, IL
 
GENE'S CARPET SVC
(309) 764-8800
3810 27TH ST
Moline, IL
 
FLOORING EXPRESS
(309) 787-1992
435 1ST ST E
Milan, IL
 
Vanhorn Hardwood Floors
(563) 355-6382
1401 30th St
Bettendorf, IA
 
GCO FLOORING OUTLET
(563) 323-6000
5330 JERSEY RIDGE RD
Davenport, IA
 
ALL FLOORS OF THE QC
(309) 764-4000
4011 AVENUE OF THE CITIES STE 101A
Moline, IL
 
NORTHWEST CARPETS
(563) 322-0909
1546 W LOCUST ST
Davenport, IA
 
Walk On Wood
(563) 344-9633
1510 Grant St
Bettendorf, IA
 
Alexander James Flooring & Decor
(563) 359-5995
711 14th St
Bettendorf, IA
 
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Thermal Mass Flooring Resources in

Office Thermal Mass Floors

Spend $3,000 now and SAVE $400 each year... ROI = 13.3%

Office buildings often have concrete slab construction, but many small businesses are based out of buildings that have floor joists. If you are undertaking a major retrofit or if you own the building, you can put carpet or tile on top of a sub-layer that goes over the plywood sub-floor. Given the added thermal mass weight you may need to double joists, increase joist sizes and/or put them at 12" vs. 16" on center. The added cost of Gyp Crete vs. Concrete is worth it for maintenance. You may pay about $3 / foot for Gyp Crete at a 1 1/4" depth.

In certain installations you may want to consider insulating the underside of the ceiling to keep the heat in the area that you are using. The thermal gain is significant since the masonry material holds the heat and the cool for up to six hours and re-releases it back into the room, thus reducing the demand on your A/C or Furnace during that percentage of the day. This works great in conjunction with radiant floors and/or rooms that have southern orientation and southern overhangs that shade in the summer and let heat in over the winter to warm the thermal mass. Similar benefits can come with thermal mass walls.

The ROI Calculation is based on 1,000 square feet of floors with utility bill savings in both summer and winter.

Payback Time in Years: Added Cost: Annual SAVINGS 5 Year SAVINGS Return on Investment (R...

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