Thermal Mass Flooring Resources in Butte MT

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.

HARRINGTONS
(406) 723-6066
1432 HARRISON AVE
Butte, MT
 
Pierce Carpet Mill Outlet
(406) 494-3313
800 Dewey Blvd
Butte, MT
 
Floor Coverings International
(406) 577-1058
168 Bald Eagle Rd
Libby, MT
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Bamboo Flooring, Carpet, Cork Flooring, Flooring, Hardwood, Laminate, Refinishing & Resurfacing, Stone, Tile, Vinyl Flooring

FLOOR SHOW INC
(406) 442-8338
1430 N MONTANA AVE
Helena, MT
 
PIERCE FLOORING
(406) 586-8234
8334 HUFFINE LANE
Bozeman, MT
 
Sunrise Hardwood Flooring
(406) 723-9829
647 Utah Ave
Butte, MT
 
Carpet One of Butte
(406) 782-8787
820 S Montana St
Butte, MT
 
VALLEY FURNITURE CO
(406) 265-2278
PO BOX 991
Havre, MT
 
Carpet Network
(406) 727-6362
Great Falls, Helena
Great Falls, MT
 
COVERING BROADWAY
(406) 446-4344
PO BOX 1795
Red Lodge, MT
 

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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