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More importantly, YOU are going to love having a product like this.
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So in order to get our creative juices flowing for the article on height, and to get you thinking about your own experiences with access floors, let's dive in!
Why Not Get a 12" Floor and Call It a Day?
It seems simple, right? The problem is, that some customers need to have underfloor airflow, and in our experience, 12" is almost NEVER enough!
12 Inches Is Not Enough
Once you start eating up that underfloor height with the panel, wires, cables, conduit and piping, you are left with far less than 12". Ask any mechanical engineer who specializes in data centers, and they will likely agree that no data center should have such a small air plenum.
12 Inches is Way Too Much
For others, twelve inches of floor height is simply too much. If you are not using the raised floor for airflow, why do you need a foot of space? Do your cables stack a foot high? Probably not!
Netfloor USA has developed several new ramp products with a slope so gradual, it's not even considered a ramp by the ADA.
(Want to check out the official guide from the ADA? Here is the HTML version. Please refer to Section 405.2 Slope: Ramp runs shall have a running slope not steeper than 1:12.)
But there's more to an access floor than the product itself. In fact, we feel the product should take a back seat to the overall design and execution of the project as a whole. Does the product, design and installation meet the needs of the customer?
One of the many areas that Netfloor USA has been changing the industry is in our ramp design. Standard ramps have a slope of 1:12, which is a standard mandated by the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).
Chances are, if you've been on a ramp, it's slope is 1:12. That means that for every 12 inches in linear travel, the ramp gains 1 inch in height.
And that type of ramp, with a standard slope or gradient of 1:12, works well in many scenarios. Select one of our custom handrails for the ramp, and you have a strong, robust ramp that is accessible to anyone.
If the access floor is 12" or higher, the visual cues, along with a handrail, quickly let visitors know that a ramp is ahead and they adjust accordingly.
But many of our customers are choosing ultra-low profile floors that are, in many cases, only 1.5" high.
Many of these installations are in high end facilities where a handrail is not wanted and a visible ramp slope interfers with the overall aesthetics of the space and flow of customer traffic.
Netfloor USA has developed several types of ramps with gradual slopes never seen before in the industry. These ramps allow several types of ramp design, from straight ramps to curved, fitting any floor layout and design.
Check Out This Video of Netfloor USA's Access Floor Ramps. From Basic Design to How They're Installed; It's a Great Video!
Traditionally, the access floor ramp has been a "choke point" where traffic must be funnelled. But in today's demanding marketplace, facility operators can not simply funnel traffic.
Wide open expanses and flowing pathways enhance overall visitor experience, and Netfloor USA's new ramp systems provide the ultimate in design flexibility.
We've been deep in R&D mode lately, developing and testing new toppings (top finishes) for our raised access floors. Over the next few months, we'll be deploying new exoctic finishes like coconut, bamboo, several types of wood grains, terrazo and more. Many of these are classified anti-static finishes.
Everyone we've talked to is extremely interested in these new finishes. Wood can bring a warm feeling to a work environment, while bamboo and coconut create a feeling that's modern and exotic.
At NetfloorUSA, we're committed to bringing exciting new technologies to the access floor industry. The benefits of access floor, especially cable management floors, are nearly limitless. But many people feel that an access floor can only be used in an institutional setting like a data center because of the drab finishes and sterile feeling when walking on the floor. With our new access floor coverings, we're opening up a world of possibilities where underfloor cable management can now be used: offices, retail stores, hotels, dispatch centers, museums and more.
Not Your Standard Carpet Tiles
If you wanted to improve the look of the standard gray-speckled, industrial finish on most raised floor, your only real option up until now has been carpet. But carpet wears out quickly, gets matted down, gets dirty and stained, and can contribute to sick building syndrome.
Our new products are thicker than other floor finishes to withstand the daily assault of commercial use. They are surprisingly flexible and resilient, which contributes to their longevity and utility. And many of them have built-in anti static qualities to ensure your electrical equipment stays safe (and keeps your hair in place!).
For building owners and operators, NetfloorUSA's new floor coverings combine the utility of access floor with a fit and finish that was simply unavailable until now. For designers and architects, our new products remove barriers to your design and strengthen the marriage between form and function.
Netfloor USA is happy to have its new website up and running! We have grown well the past few years (and we believe it's due to our quality products and outstanding customer service!) and it was time for us to have a better presence online.
Larger Product Selection
We have some great new products coming out soon, and our new website will have a better product catalog.
2013 Here we come!
With the new website and new products coming out, we're all very excited around here. We'd love to hear from you!