Thermal Mass Flooring Resources in Keene NH

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.

CARBONES WINDOW & AWMING CO
(603) 352-1932
193 ISLAND ST
Keene, NH
 
DAMIAN FLOORING
(802) 254-4945
340 FRANKLIN RD
Vernon, VT
 
Martin and Sons Flooring
(603) 357-8080
704 W Swanzey Rd
Swanzey, NH
 
Clems Floor Sanding
(603) 357-4397
142 Surry Rd
Gilsum, NH
 
Classic Hardwood Floors
(603) 242-3152
389 W Hill Rd
Troy, NH
 
MONADNOCK FLOORING & DEC
(603) 352-5905
26 RALSTON ST
Keene, NH
 
Liberty Tile Installation
(603) 352-7172
14 Matthews Rd
Keene, NH
 
Flooring Concepts Inc
(603) 876-4540
255 Frost Hill Rd
Marlborough, NH
 
New Life Floor Sanding & Refinishing
(603) 399-4844
16 Thompson Rd
Westmoreland, NH
 
Martin & Sons Flooring
(603) 847-9698
202 Granite Lake Rd
Nelson, NH
 

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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