Today, an access floor has become an essential part in most office environments. These flooring solutions are designed to conceal and accommodate complicated wiring systems that are necessary for the modern electronic office workplace.
Benefits of Raised Access Floor
A raised access floor offers the perfect solution to contemporary office workspace. It enables easy access and distribution of critical services. The flooring solutions consist of panels which can be removed for adaptation or servicing. With the least disruption, the flooring can be easily reconfigured according to your requirements. It is neat, space-efficient and durable. Without access flooring it’s difficult for interior designers to handle the large number of electronic appliances used in the offices today. While adding to the comfort and beauty of any interior space, the flooring panels help to reduce operating and construction costs. It creates a productive, safe and healthy environment which can hold under-floor, flexible, high-performance systems for power, HVAC, data and voice cabling. The floors can be set up in virtually any interior; therefore, its versatility and flexibility are great advantages. It’s an affordable solution for present and future office requirements. The system is effective for both structures under renovation and newly-built ones.
Areas Where Access Flooring is used
A raised access cable management arrangement is a fully modular system which is not only easy to install but saves time and money. The system can be well-assembled making it look like a carpeted floor. Access flooring can be used in various places such as call centers where there is large scale use of telecom and computer equipment. Financial offices also use such equipment; hence, a void area below the ground which accommodates electrical power, air-conditioning, data cabling, water and drainage etc will permit effortless access to the services and also for maintenance work. Educational institutions, data processing and distribution centers and telecom switch facilities are other areas of its use. Various industrial centers such as pharmaceutical and light industries also have raised floors.
Lafarge Gypsum in South Africa
Gypsum, a sulfate mineral is used to make several products such as plasterboard and is used in buildings that have to meet technical specifications. Lafarge Gypsum is affiliated to the international Group called Lafarge. The Gypsum division has a plasterboard manufacturing facility in Johannesburg. The company manufactures as well as markets building products that are Gypsum-based. These are used in construction, decorating ceilings and interior walls both in offices and homes. Several other uses include fire resistance, thermal insulation and acoustic control. The plasterboard and related partition and ceiling systems manufactured by the company are sold all across South Africa.