Thermal Mass Flooring Resources in Waterville 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.

H T WINTERS CO
(207) 872-5566
57 BAY ST
Waterville, ME
 
BAYLEIGH FLOORING
(207) 620-8888
747 WESTERN AVENUE
Manchester, ME
 
Norm & Elaine Poulin Flooring
(207) 873-3709
30 Prospect St
Waterville, ME
 
Maine Timber Works
(207) 397-3285
823 Augusta Rd
Oakland, ME
 
Shop From Home Flooring
(207) 626-3100
133 Mount Vernon Ave
Augusta, ME
 
MATTSONS HOME DEC CTR
(207) 623-1106
243 WESTERN AVE
Augusta, ME
 
Greniers Classic Flooring & Design
(207) 873-5062
160 Drummond Ave
Waterville, ME
 
Veilleux Keith & Sons Hardwood Floors
(207) 465-3334
863 Kennedy Memorial Dr
Oakland, ME
 
Creative Hardwood Floors
(207) 923-3081
332 Main St
Vassalboro, ME
 
Allstate Flooring Toll Free-Dial 1 & Then
(877) 833-8121
319 Eastern Ave
Augusta, ME
 

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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