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The raised floor is a set of modular components used to construct indoor and outdoor floor coverings for buildings. This technology is very useful because it creates a void under the floor where all technical systems can be routed. It can also be used in building renovations and can even be installed on top of existing floor coverings because of its flexible usage, quick and simple installation, and a wide variety of coverings.

What is raised flooring? 

A raised floor is a type of data center construction where a floor slightly higher than the building’s original concrete slab floor is mounted on top of it. This leaves space between the two floors for wiring or cooling infrastructure. Several pedestals are mounted on concrete floors and stabilized as part of the raised floor system using adhesives and mechanical fasteners. Moreover, the floor system can be as high as 48 inches above the concrete.

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Why do you need raised flooring? 

With the addition of detachable floor panels, the raised floor system allows for flexibility in the layout of building services and quick and simple access for maintenance and reconfiguration. Additionally, it makes it possible to remodel or reorganize spaces with little disruption by moving furniture, partition walls, or floor boxes.

What are the advantages of raised flooring?

If a tile breaks in regular flooring, you often need to make repairs that affect air condition function and interfere with the cables attached to the panel. However, with the help of a raised floor, only that particular tile needs to be fixed. Thus, unlike regular flooring, you don’t need to replace all the adjacent tiles. Without causing any disruption to other areas of the floor area, raised flooring makes it simple to access servers installed in the panels. A raised floor also provides a good view of the building’s cables and wirings, which are routed through these panels.

How to install raised flooring?

The entire flooring system requires using quality tools and equipment. Ensure to get the proper tools and equipment if you need high-quality raised floor installations. When choosing the best tools for raised floor installations, there are many options to compare in the market. You have to consider several factors, such as the type of flooring application, the cooling system, the need to install wiring in the floor panel, and the weight capacities of the tools used in the flooring process. Thus, you might need a professional to help you choose the best construction tools.

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What are the applications of raised flooring? 

Equipment for data centers is frequently built to accommodate raised floors. Additionally, they help regulate airflow in the data center and lower the intake of air temperature of servers and IT equipment. Local, national, and industry regulations and building codes apply to these floors. To prevent the environment from becoming contaminated by the buildup of harmful static electricity, they should be resistant to wear and abrasion and contain conductive materials with antistatic properties.

Wrapping up

Any building could benefit from a raised flooring system. The flexibility and efficiency it offers are perfect for many potential occupants. There are numerous finishing options for access floors so that residents won’t feel restricted by certain aesthetic designs. It will be more straightforward to plan if you examine and address a few factors and bring any queries or concerns to your flooring contractor. 

Interior Fitout offers affordable raised flooring for all kinds of construction. Contact us on our website if you have any inquiries regarding raised floor systems or a forthcoming project involving commercial flooring.


  • How can you clean a raised floor? 

Use warm water and a gentle all-purpose ammoniated floor cleaner to damp mop. However, a lot of water can weaken the adhesive and cause delamination. Moreover, you may avoid using scrapers, abrasives, or potent solvents to remove stains.

  • Where and why should you use raised flooring? 

Raised flooring is an elevated structural floor that is stabilized over a solid substrate, usually a concrete slab. Electrical wiring and AC ducts can be run through the gap created by it.

  • How do you install raised flooring?

The simplest and least expensive way to increase a floor’s height is to add a thick underlayment specially made for the purpose. Before installing new flooring, you can choose among different options, such as adding a framed wooden subfloor or floor leveling compound.