Thermal mass loss – flooring over concrete
We are close to starting a pretty good house in zone 4. I’ve been planning on some high solar heat gain windows in the basement, warming the concrete floor.
But with aging knees and an old dog, I’ve been wondering if putting a mid-to-dark color sheet linoleum (glue-down) over the concrete would be sensible.
Does anybody know how badly that would affect the heat storage capacity of the concrete?