The raised floor is so-called as the access floor. These floor are the elevated structural floor that is alleviated over a hard substrate, usually a concrete slab. A raised floor system builds a gap that is perfect for electrical cabling. The structure is made up of panels on a grid that is maintained by modifiable vertical platforms. Through either motorized machineries or adhesives, the pedestals are affixed to the subfloor. The gap among the raised floor and the subfloor can be 3 and 48 inches because of being modifiable pedestals. These panels are made of a cement or wood core clad in steel or aluminum and normally they are 2 feet. These panels are well-matched with many carpeting surfaces like: laminate, linoleum, vinyl, rubber, stone and carpet or ceramic tiles.
Applying life cycle cost analysis and value manufacturing will help you to find a balance between aesthetics, price, durability, and preservation along with the purpose of the raised floor and also describe what last materials are the best-value options for the project.
Profits of a raised floor
- For access flooring , the most common is to run electrical cabling, and HVAC ducts. Between the panels and the subfloor running cables and electrical cabling through the available space allows easy contact and elasticity. In daily activity, without construction and minimal interference to the business, wiring can be redirected, renovated and progressive. The entire building can be reconfigured in a fraction of the time it would conventionally take when combined with modular electrical systems and modular walls
- This system is also efficient when heating and cooling a building. Throughout the building, the empty space between the panels and the subfloor and turns as a plenum chamber to dispense conditioned air evenly. Furthermore, since warm air rises in during the winter then heating the building from the access floor gap is more operative and efficient.
- For data centers and telecommunication facilities raised floors are very useful. The conditioned air is available for each unit so the Computer systems can rest on perforated tiles. To draw the cool air from below the equipment can be designed in this manner.
- Raised floors are an ultimate substitute for suspended ceilings, pre-cast trunking, and dado trunking with increased efficiency and availability.
What Questions to ask when planning for a raised floor system
When planning a raised floor system in a construction project, there are a few things to be considered. Along with confirmation of the necessary structural integrity based on projected use, these thoughts will help ensure a smooth, safe and timely installation.
- What settings does the subfloor need to meet? e.g. sealed, wet or dry pollution, structural integrity, level of tamp finish, moisture and alkalinity levels
- What are the local situations required to ground the access floor?
- How will the raised floor collaborate with the door edges?
- For raised floors what safety guidelines are required? e.g. fire conquest systems
- What are the load-bearing desires? e.g. stationary loads, pedestrian traffic
To any building, this system can be a beneficial element. It provides a variety of potential occupants because of its flexibility and efficiency.