Product Selector & Guide For Raised Access Flooring


Use the product selector table below to find the right access flooring system to suit your specific requirements. Bates Access Flooring will supply Raised Access Flooring for virtually any access flooring application, cable management application and a variety of flooring accessories..

CRITERIA PANEL TYPE
Woodcore Calcium Sulphate Steel Cementitious General Rating
IMPACT LOADING Panel can punch through upon heavy loading Panel can shatter upon heavy impact load/catastrophic failure Can withstand heavy impact loads without catastrophic failure Interchangebility of Product Design Superior
OVERALL THICKNESS Average 30mm Average 38mm - 40mm Thick Average size 32mm Thick Yes Superior
POSITIVE LOCATION Non engineered system. No self alignment, positive positioning or lateral retention/stability Non engineered system. No self alignment, positive positioning or lateral retention/stability Specially engineered system to be self aligning and to provide a positive positioning and lateral retention/stability Yes Superior
DYNAMIC LOAD Not designed for both rolling loads and pedestrian foot traffic May suffer from premature dynamic failure because of exposed panel design Meets all dynamic loading requirements under SABS, British, EU and US Meets all dynamic loading requirements under SABS, British, EU and US Superior
SYSTEM WEIGHT Average 33Kg /m² Average 57Kg /m² Average 36,5Kg /m² N/A Superior
STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY WITHOUT CUT-OUTS Needs pedestal reinforcement because of its design Panel can weaken considerably when cut. Needs pedestal reinforcement Retains its structural integrity even when cut N/A Superior
MATERIAL COMPOSITION Compressed chipboard resin organic material - can deteriorate with age and can be hazardous Inorganic Materials Inorganic Material N/A Superior
COMBUSTABILITY Combustable Non Combustable Non-Combustable N/A Superior
SAFETY FACTOR Complete failure instantly when over loaded

(Catastrophic failure)
Complete failure instantly when over loaded

(Catastrophic failure)
Panel failure shown by sagging of panel when overloaded

(No carastrophic failure)
N/A Superior
MOISTURE / HUMIDITY Panels can expand & deteriorate rapidly in high humidity Panels can expand & deteriorate rapidly in high humidity No effect N/A Superior
DIMENSIONAL STABILITY Not Stable Acceptable Stable N/A Superior

PRODUCT SELECTOR Recommended
Floor
Covering
Recommended Panel Application Recommended Understructure System
Type 1 /
Class A

Panel
Type 2 /
Class B

Panel
Type 3 /
Class C

Panel
Type 1 Panel
UDL of 9 kN or 900 Kgs per m²
Type 2 Panel
UDL of 13,5 kN or 1350 Kgs per m²
Type 3 Panel
UDL of 16,50 kN or 1650 Kgs per m²
Raised Computer Flooring Product Application General Office Enviroment Loose Lay

Carpet Tiles
    FS / SS / CS    
Min. 100 Finish Floor Height to a max. of 600 Finish Floor Height
General Offices with Medium Equipment Loose Lay

Carpet Tiles
  FS / SS / CS FS / CS/SS  
Min. 100 Finish Floor Height to a Max.of 600 Finish Floor Height
Network & Patch Rooms (Medium Equipment) High-Pressure

Laminate
      SS  
Min. 100 Finish Floor Height to a Max. of 1000 Finish Floor Height
Computer Rooms (Medium Equipment) High-Pressure

Laminate
    SS SS / BS
Min. 100 Finish Floor Height to a Max. of 1000 Finish Floor Height
Network & Patch Rooms (Heavy Equipment) High-Pressure

Laminate
    SS SS / BS
Min. 100 Finish Floor Height to a Max. of 1000 Finish Floor Height
Computer Rooms (Heavy Equipment) High-Pressure

Laminate
        SS / BS
Min. 100 Finish Floor Height to a Max. of 1200 Finish Floor Height
Switch Rooms & Passages (Heavy Equipment) Application

Specific
        BS
Min. 100 Finish Floor Height to a Max. of 1500 Finish Floor Height
Anti Static Flooring Understructure System Recommended Minimum & Maximum Finish Floor Heights (System Dependent) Reference
Freestanding System 100mm (100 Finish Floor Height) to 600mm (600 Finish Floor Height) FS
Screw-down System 100mm (100 Finish Floor Height) to 600mm (600 Finish Floor Height) CS
Snap-on Stringer System 100mm (100 Finish Floor Height) to 1200mm (1200 Finish Floor Height) SS
Bolt-on Stringer System 100mm (100 Finish Floor Height) to 1500mm (1500 Finish Floor Height) BS
It Must be noted that Screw Down Access Floor Systems are not frequently used in general office environments as the corner locking screw restricts access to the plenum
Quick Reference Application Chart
Type 1 Panel / Class A Panel
General Office Enviroment
Type 2 Panel / Class B Panel
General Office Enviroment
Medium Duty Computer Room
Type 3 Panel / Class C Panel
Heavy Duty Office Enviroment / Casino
Heavy Duty Computer Room Enviroment
Concentrated Load 2,9 kN Concentrated Load 4,5 kN Concentrated Load 5,5 kN
Uniformly Distributed Load 9 kN per m² Uniformly Distributed Load 13,5 kN per m² Uniformly Distributed Load 16,5 kN per m²
Impact Loadmon a 25mm X 25mm Area - 0,43 kN Impact Loadmon a 25mm X 25mm Area - 0,43 kN Impact Loadmon a 25mm X 25mm Area - 0,43 kN
Safety Factor X 3 Axel Load 22,5 Kn Safety Factor X 3 Axel Load 22,5 Kn Safety Factor X 3 Axel Load 22,5 Kn

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  • Telkom
    34 214 m2
  • Investec Bank
    50 600 m2
  • Nedcor
    66 500 m2
  • First National Bank
    148 650 m2
  • Standard Bank
    149 800 m2
  • Melrose Arch
    68 120 m2
  • Barclays/ABSA
    139 000 m2
  • Vodacom
    28 650 m2
  • MTN
    15 450 m2
  • Ernst & Young
    42 920 m2