Following is an explanation of why Cabloor low profile raised floor systems have gained in popularity over traditional raised access flooring.
A side-by-side comparison:
|Standard Raised Access Flooring||Low Profile Raised Floor Systems|
|Requires a specialist to install, organize and service the distribution of cables, vents, wires and equipment.||Simple. Requires no special knowledge or expertise to install or modify at a later date.|
|Extra time and cost needed for grounding and bonding; fire suppression, cable tray and other accessories; custom panel cuts and support at wall and columns.
Installation is a lengthy process.
|Fast. Flooring can be installed at a rate of 80-90 square meters a day per installer. No need for trenching or coring, as the process follows the natural contour of the subfloor. This is 3 times faster than the time required to install a traditional access raised floor and will save you weeks of time on your project.|
|It’s expensive, due to the need for specialists to install and the time lost with the use of this slow, labor-intensive method.||Cost-effective. Costs are lower due to the simple installment method. Project time is reduced, allowing you to get back to business as soon as possible. Saves time and money.|
|Hard to access. Once installation is complete, it becomes challenging to make any further alterations. Any changes must be done by a specialist. The flooring is heavy and needs special tools to lift the floor panels.||Easy access. Changes to the cable or wiring system are simple, easy, and anyone can do it. You can work on one section of the floor without disturbing other areas where employees are working.|
|Less floor-to-ceiling space in the building.||More ceiling-to-floor space in the building.|
|Not reusable. This floor is attached to the building. Should you move, you are unable to move the floor with you.||Reusable. Cabloor is a long-term investment. The flooring isn’t attached to the building, so if you move, the floor can move with you.|