A raised floor (also raised flooring, access floor(ing), or raised access computer floor) provides an elevated structural floor above a solid substrate (often a concrete slab) to create a hidden void for the passage of mechanical and electrical services. Raised floors are widely used in modern office buildings, and in specialized areas such as command centers, IT data centers and computer rooms, where there is a requirement to route mechanical services and cables, wiring, and electrical supply
FUNCTIONS OF A RAISED FLOOR
Raised floors are ultimately used for the following functions: as a cold air distribution system for cooling IT equipment,as a path for data cabling, as a path for power cabling, as a location to run chilled water or other utility piping.
RAISED ACCESS FLOORING
The perfect data center environment requires the ability to handle a large number of data cables, the ability to efficiently handle high heat loads that are variable and diverse, and the ability to adapt for future technological and cooling advancements.
Structural ceilings are the ideal solution for any data center application where large heavy items need to be suspended within a building.
Network and Power cabling beneath raised flooring is safe and less prone to accidents.