Types of Covering
High-pressure laminates: these coverings must not be used within rooms where abrasive dust may lay on the floor.
Soft coverings: vinyl, rubber, or linoleum.
Textile coverings: needlepunch carpets, cut-pile carpets.
Parquets, mineral coverings, and ceramics: the technical characteristics of these coverings must be checked carefully in order to determine if they can be used with raised access flooring.
Suitability of Coverings
High pressure laminates must conform to Standards NF EN 438, NF EN 685, and NF EN14041.
The resilient floor coverings used with raised access flooring must be classed at a minimum level of 32 according to the classification of the Standard NF EN 685.
Textile coverings to be used with raised access flooring must be classed at level 3 or 4 according to the classification of Standards NF EN 1470 and NF EN 1307, according to the type of covering.
The design of the covering must not require any joint or centering, and the tiles of the covering must be interchangeable.
Installation concerns carpet tiles, free-laid on-site. Their dimensions, shape, stability and installation must conform to the requirements of the Standard NFP 62.202.1 (reference DTU 53.1).
The use of permanent adhesive between the raised floor and the carpet tiles must not make dismantling of the floor panels difficult. It is recommended not to align carpets tiles and raised floor panels.
The majority of coverings can be used on our panels. However, all products are not necessarily compatible with the use of raised access floors. Rigorous testing must be done before accepting a non-validated covering.
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