Thermal Mass Flooring Resources in Great Falls 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.

Carpet Network
(406) 727-6362
Great Falls, Helena
Great Falls, MT
 
PIERCE FLOORING DESIGN
(406) 727-3832
1204 7TH ST S
Great Falls, MT
 
Holcomb Tile & Stone
(406) 268-0085
50 Loch Ln
Great Falls, MT
 
Floors & More
(406) 761-7820
920 1St Ave N
Great Falls, MT
 
Floors & More
(406) 761-7820
920 1st Ave N
Great Falls, MT
 
CENTRAL FLOOR COVERING
(406) 453-6243
1110 CENTRAL AVE
Great Falls, MT
 
The Tile Store
(406) 453-4304
1001 9th St Nw
Great Falls, MT
 
Warehouse Flooring
(406) 452-9093
1807 3rd St Nw Ste 40
Great Falls, MT
 
The Other Guys Woodflooring
(406) 452-5900
401 1st Ave N
Great Falls, MT
 
Contract Flooring - Wholesale
(406) 761-3223
1201 7Th St S
Great Falls, 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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