Raised computer flooring:
Many times, when a company is purchasing equipment for their data center or computer room, they concentrate on the big machinery. While this is understandable, businesses also need to look at the little details to make sure that every aspect is taken care of. One such detail is the flooring. It is important to work from the ground up, ensuring the foundation the computer or data system is built on is sturdy.
At Critical Power, we can take care of basic groundwork, making sure everything can be built on a solid base.
A raised floor for a computer room is important for two reasons:
First, the raised floor provides a separate storage space for unsightly equipment and wires. Typically, these floors are used in businesses like hospitals, casinos and data centers to keep customers and employees alike from tripping over cords and wires. This creates a specific space for plug-ins and wires, and makes in-ground power more accessible, since everything is in one place.
The second reason for raised computer flooring is for cooling. As previously mentioned, data centers and computer rooms are enormously susceptible to over-heating, which can cause extreme damage or data loss if left untreated. Instead, raised flooring allows additional space for equipment to cool, or to install cooling equipment. Cooling can then be directed right at problem areas, such as directly under the servers or computers.
Raised floors are typically made from laminate top, with either a hollow, concrete or wood core inside of a steel frame.
If a raised computer floor fits your needs, or you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the CPE team today. 877-315-4176