If you've spent any amount of time on our website, seen our product brochures, specifications or been to a site with our products installed, you already know the great product benefits that we offer like: cable management, ease of install, easy redeployment/reconfiguration and environmentally-friendly products.
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.
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.
So regardless of the application, whether it's for a TV broadcast newsroom, a retail store, a library, office space or data center, we can work with you and your design team to create a floor that is both functional, as well as easy to use.