Thermal Mass Flooring Resources in Kalispell 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.

AMERICAN CARPET
(406) 755-7847
409 1ST AVE E
Kalispell, MT
 
Dos Guys
(406) 755-4897
43 Woodland Park Dr Ste 6
Kalispell, MT
 
Whistler Floors Inc
(406) 257-9098
1441 Mt Highway 35
Kalispell, MT
 
Runnin Bear
(406) 857-2118
499 Forest Hill Rd
Kalispell, MT
 
Hometown Flooring
(406) 862-5935
4450 Mt Highway 40 W
Columbia Falls, MT
 
Inland Northwest Distributing
(406) 755-8022
195 Kelly Rd
Kalispell, MT
 
Glacier Hardwoods LLP
(406) 756-9515
1075 Trumble Creek Rd #101
Kalispell, MT
 
Smith Plastering
(406) 755-9343
128 Splendid View Dr
Kalispell, MT
 
Centennial Hardwoods and Flooring
(406) 892-3115
5306 Us Highway 2 W
Columbia Falls, MT
 
Keri Wood Floors
(406) 862-7917
4105 Us Highway 93 W
Whitefish, 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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