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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Moreover, the four steps process involved in laying raised flooring is very simple and, in most cases, far quicker than installing traditional flooring.

Which materials are available for raised flooring?

Dex has 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!

Material

Every material has certain properties that make it useful for different areas. 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.  A selection of the materials available for raised flooring includes: Marble, Granite, Terracotta, Stone, Wood, PVC, Linoleum, Laminate and Rubber.

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.

If you want more information or want to start experiencing the benefits of raised flooring, please contact the specialists at DEX. You can view their partner profile here.

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