Thermal Mass Flooring Resources in Salem 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.

PHILLIP J ENTERPRISES INC
(603) 898-3700
7 INDUSTRIAL WAY UNIT 4
Salem, NH
 
RUGS ROLLS MORE
(603) 382-8923
PO BOX 522
Plaistow, NH
 
ATKINSON CARPET INSTALLATION
(978) 374-8333
11 ROGERS RD
Haverhill, MA
 
HASTINGS FLR.COV.INC.
(978) 521-8848
919 SALEM STREET
Groveland, MA
 
R E RICCIARDELLI INC
(978) 671-9339
100 CHELMSFORD RD
North Billerica, MA
 
Ed's Flooring America
(603) 382-3801
18 Plaistow Road
Plaistow, NH
 
ALBRITE CARPETS INC
(978) 682-7651
223 WINTHROP AVE
Lawrence, MA
 
R&S SUPPLY INC
(603) 889-3867
325 DERRY RD
Hudson, NH
 
TOM RICH FLOORING
(978) 459-4242
133 CONGRESS ST
Lowell, MA
 
DEANS CARPET & DECORATING
(603) 668-0200
159 FRONTAGE RD STE 2
Manchester, 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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