If you are considering access flooring for your office, it is important to bear in mind that you will need to check the suitability of the space before making a final decision. There can be numerous safety risks that could cause injury to your employees whilst also resulting in costly repairs. It is recommended that you consult an expert before making your final decision to ensure that it is the right one for your office space, so allow us to talk you through some things you should consider.
It is important to measure up the space you have before deciding on suitable access flooring. You will need to consider the layout of your office and where you will place heavy equipment so that employees can maintain high levels of productivity in this environment. You should also consider the areas that will see the most traffic and how this will be affected. You can then decide on which type of access flooring will be suitable, and the location in which you will have it fitted.
It is important to consider how well ventilated your office space is before deciding on your access flooring. It is likely that you will have cables or power cords running under the surface of your raised access floor, so it is essential that there is the necessary airflow to keep any equipment at a safe temperature and avoid the risk of a fire. You may want to consider an air conditioning system or floor vent to ensure there is no danger of overheating.
If you are likely to have heavy equipment sitting on your raised access flooring, you will need to ensure that it does not exceed the stated weight limit. A professional will be able to inform you of this. Before making your decision, you should check if any heavy equipment is able to be supported or you may run the risk damaging or collapsing your new raised access flooring.
You will need to ensure that your base floor is level, so that raised access flooring can be safely installed. The consequences of an uneven surface are severe, as pedestals could be different heights and floor panels may not be secured correctly. This could result in the floor being unable to withstand heavy loads or high levels of footfall.
You will need a clear area free of any obstructions that could prevent your access flooring being installed properly. There may be pipes or drains which prevent pedestals from being fitted, so you will need to consult a fitting expert to find out if there is a solution to this issue. Another potential obstruction would be low ceilings, as there may not be enough clearance to fit a raised access floor. This could create an unsafe working environment and a significant safety risk for employees, so it is important you get your office measured up before beginning the installation process.
It is recommended that you consult a specialist before making your final decision so that they can assess your workplace before installation begins. You can trust our experienced team at Fieldmans Access Floors to take care of this process and put your mind at ease. We use our years of experience to install high quality flooring that our customers can rely on for stability and longevity. Give us a call today on 020 8462 7100 or email to find out more about our installation services and how we could help you.