Thermal Mass Flooring Resources in Wilmington DE

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.

Hyman Reiver & Co.
(302) 764-2040
4104 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE

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Tuckers Carpet
(609) 202-8803
209 Decalb Ave
Wilmington, DE

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NATIONWIDE FLOOR & WNDW CVRG
(302) 654-7996
4001 KENNETT PIKE STE 134
Greenville, DE
 
WEAVER ENTERPRISES INC
(302) 322-5471
400 W BASIN RD
New Castle, DE
 
CARPET MART
230 N DUPONT HWY
New Castle, DE
 
CONNOLLY FLOORING CONTRACTOR
(302) 425-4000
315 WATER ST
Wilmington, DE
 
Avalon Carpet, Tile and Flooring
(302) 757-7700
5510 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE
 
KIRK'S CARPET
(302) 328-0949
5 W BELLAMY DR
New Castle, DE
 
FLOOR COVERING SVCS & CONS
(302) 325-3801
12 MCCULLOUGH DR STE 10
New Castle, DE
 
LAMINATING AMERICA
(302) 478-7332
7 DEVON COURT
Wilmington, DE
 
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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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