Thermal Mass Flooring Resources in Rochester 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.

COOKS FLOOR FASHIONS
PO BOX 593
Barrington, NH
 
WILDER FLOORING
(603) 942-5359
683 1ST NH TRPK
Northwood, NH
 
PORTSMOUTH QUALITY FLOOR CORPORATION
(603) 436-3422
2040 LAFAYETTE
Portsmouth, NH
 
Atlantic Hardwood Flooring
(603) 332-3332
34 Capitol Cir
Rochester, NH
 
Bourques Flooring
(603) 332-0828
31 Milton Rd
Rochester, NH
 
HOYTS CARPET TILE II
(603) 742-4532
17 2ND ST
Dover, NH
 
Asbridge Enterprises
(603) 380-3845
42 Old Turnpike Rd
Nottingham, NY

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Portsmouth Quality Flooring Corp.
(602) 436-3422
2040 Lafayette Rd
Portsmouth, NH
 
Natural Wood Floors
(603) 335-2883
3 Aspen Ln
Rochester, NH
 
Tri City Flooring
(603) 692-2220
62 Market St
Somersworth, NH
 
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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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