Thermal Mass Flooring Resources in Eagle River AK

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.

FLORCRAFT INC
(907) 452-1423
145 E 5TH AVE
Anchorage, AK
 
DECOR INDUSTRIES INC
(907) 562-2565
4263 MINNESOTA DR
Anchorage, AK
 
GIANT DONS FLOORING AMERICA
(907) 522-7421
7125 OLD SEWARD HWY
Anchorage, AK
 
Artistic Homes
(907) 529-3333
1636 Cara Loop
Anchorage, AK

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Nuthers Brothers Incorporated
(907) 696-2244
12111 Horseshoe Dr
Eagle River, AK
 
BRADYS FLOOR COVERING INC
(907) 272-3541
507 E SHIP CREEK AVE
Anchorage, AK
 
EASTSIDE CARPET CO
(907) 562-7444
7240 LAKE OTIS PKWY
Anchorage, AK
 
SPENARD BUILDERS SUPPLY INC
(907) 563-3141
4412 LOIS DR
Anchorage, AK
 
CARPET WORLD ALASKA
(907) 745-3737
PO BOX 870610
Wasilla, AK
 
Northwest Hardwood Floors
(907) 696-1237
15218 Darby Road
Eagle River, AK
 
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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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