Thermal Mass Flooring Resources in Saco ME

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 TOWN
(207) 282-3101
PO BOX 1036
Saco, ME
 
Atlantic Hardwoods
(207) 773-9663
1004 Congress St.
Portland, ME

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HOWES HIGHWAY FLOOR STORE
(207) 646-2071
PO BOX 148
Wells, ME
 
Sabines Cabinets & Flooring
(207) 282-5400
1021 Portland Rd
Saco, ME
 
Bens Flooring
(207) 284-7013
572 Elm St
Biddeford, ME
 
BEAULIEU BEN AND SON ENTPS
(207) 284-7013
PO BOX 514
Biddeford, ME
 
HITE PAUL G TILE CO INC
(207) 797-4657
50 ALLEN AVE
Portland, ME
 
Wall To Wall Flooring & Design
(207) 894-3567
842 Roosevelt Trail
Windham, ME

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Sherman & Son Floor Service
(207) 284-7359
43 Jenkins Rd
Saco, ME
 
Ace Flooring LLC
(207) 885-9895
29 Sunset Rd
Scarborough, ME
 
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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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