Raised access flooring is becoming increasingly popular in offices and other workspaces primarily because of its modular and adaptable character. When it comes to purchasing a raised floor system, there are a variety of styles and options to choose from. If you want to make sure your facility is safe for electronic equipment, it’s important to choose the right floor system.
What is a Raised Floor System?
Raised floor, also known as an access floor or raised access computer floor, is a building technique in which an elevated floor is installed over the building’s original concrete-block surface. This results in a hidden void between the two floors for mechanical and electrical services (wires and cables) to pass through.
Raised flooring can be divided into two categories:
- Floors with traditional/standard access (also known as a post and panel raised floor)
- Access Floors with a low profile (also known as cable management floor)
Several factors determine the type of raised floor required. They are:
- Type of application (data center, industrial site, office, medical facility, etc.)
- Setup for the cooling system (air distribution)
- Requirements for cabling and wiring (flexibility, routing, and distribution)
If you are purchasing a raised floor system for a data management center, a heavy-duty solution with extra space underneath for cables and airflow equipment will be a wise choice.
A gravity system (loose lay system) is a system of raised flooring in which the floor panels are placed loosely on the pedestal head. This makes it simple to remove them in order to gain access to the space beneath the raised floor panel. They can also be fixed to the pedestal head, known as lock-down or screw-down, in some circumstances if extra security is necessary for the facility.
Benefits of Installing a Raised Floor System
The most commonly used type of flooring for data centers and hyperscale data centers is raised access floor systems. The two core benefits of installing a raised floor in a data center are:
- Huge amounts of cabling are required in data centers, which must be housed properly and accessed for regular upgrades and maintenance. This service challenge can be easily resolved with the simple accessibility provided by the loose lay raised access flooring.
- The excess heat generated by data servers and computers can lead to equipment failure. Raised access flooring systems can be used to distribute cold air throughout areas.
Raised Floor Costs in Singapore
Raised floor systems are mostly custom-designed to match the needs of the end-user, so each project is priced separately. However, you can purchase pre-designed panel tiles and flooring panels that are made to suit general requirements. Raised floor solutions by Data Clean Asia are made to suit all your facility’s requirements. Visit Data Clean Asia today!