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Discover how raised flooring opens up new possibilities inches under your feet

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.

Why raised access flooring keeps your building up-to-date

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 flooring saves money and makes your building greener

Raised access flooring offers several economic and environmental benefits.

  • Integrated access to power, data and telecoms underneath your access floor enables faster, easier and more flexible wiring changes without disrupting work
  • Improved occupant health and comfort by installing floor-mounted diffusers that can be individually controlled at each workstation, which leads to better indoor air quality and thermal control, and lower absenteeism levels
  • Increased capital savings thanks to lower structural costs and shorter construction schedules compared to traditional flooring
  • Lower energy consumption due to improved heating/cooling efficiency

Who uses raised flooring?

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:

  • Data centres and other computer rooms
  • Office buildings
  • Banks
  • Schools and universities
  • Call centres
  • Television and film studios
  • Museums
  • Exhibition areas and showrooms

How does installing raised flooring work?

The process is very simple and, in most cases, far quicker than installing traditional flooring.

There are four steps involved in laying raised flooring:

  • Step 1
    A team of specialised technicians visits the premises where the raised floor is going to be laid and draw up a floor plan.
  • Step 2
    The floor plan is used to draft a laying grid, which helps us find best place where to start laying down panels and the finishing point. Think of it like taking a photo and breaking it down into jigsaw puzzle pieces.
  • Step 3
    On the basis of the laying grid, we send an order to our supplier, who assembles and processes the number of panels required and cuts them to exact size needed.
  • Step 4
    The panels are delivered to us and our team starts assembling the raised floor using laser levels and other tools to ensure each panel is laid perfectly and shaped according to your custom-made design.

Which materials are available for 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:

  • Marble
  • Granite
  • Terracotta
  • Stone
  • Wood
  • PVC
  • Linoleum
  • Laminate
  • Rubber

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.

Get in touch today and start experiencing the benefits of raised flooring.

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