Raised access flooring is rapidly gaining popularity with building owners and designers since they are specifically designed to highly-computerised environments, where wiring and wiring distributions can present significant problems.
In fact, many traditionally designed facilities become obsolete due to organisational changes and advances in technology, which require frequent maintenance, replacement and installation of new systems.
An access floor is a floor placed upon a floor, thus creating an empty space sandwiched between the two layers that can be used for easier distribution of building services, such as power, voice and data, as well as heating and cooling services.
This eliminates unsightly ductwork and cabling, which pass unseen beneath your feet, and—since raised flooring is modular—you can also easily accommodate changes to a workspace as people move around by removing the access floor panels and re-configuring electrical and mechanical components.
Raised access flooring offers several economic and environmental benefits.
Raised flooring has been successfully used to create flexible and functional areas in all sorts of workplaces.
Places that can benefit from installing raised access floors include:
The process is very simple and, in most cases, far quicker than installing traditional flooring.
There are four steps involved in laying raised flooring:
We have partnered with Floorlab, a company that specialises in researching and developing new ways to combine beautiful design with practical and technically sound raised floor systems.
Their patented technology allows them to make any kind of floor you want, with whatever finish you desire. Just tells us what your requirements are and they’ll make it!
A selection of the materials available for raised flooring includes:
Every material has certain properties that make it useful for different areas.
Marble, granite and stone, for example, are most suitable for high-profile spaces like boardrooms or foyer, while rubber is ideal for areas with medium-to-high levels of transit since it is more durable and easier to clean.
Whatever finish you want for your floor, and whatever size it is, Floorlab can make it, giving designers potentially infinite decorative possibilities for your premises.
An exciting breakthrough by Floorlab is TK SOFT, the only raised flooring solution which is certified to drastically reduces the impact of sound transmitted from one floor to another, helping you considerably reduce noise levels in your premises.
DEX is a specialised outlet of the Vivendo Group focused on offering workspaces for office environments, including operational, management and directional stations.