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Questions about Raised Floors

What is a raised floor system?

Cables left exposed on the floor can cause people to trip and fall, as well as result in equipment damage and failures. When using cable ducts, routes are limited, and there is no freedom in chair and desk layout.

Raised floors are a product for solving such problems.

A raised floor system employs a two-layer floor structure, allowing cables to be freely routed within the first layer. Such a system provides offices with a comfortable and convenient environment.

What kinds of raised floors are there?

There are all kinds of raised floors. They vary by such things as material, strength, floor height, and application.

SENQCIA's raised floors come in countless variations to meet our customer's needs.

We carry a lineup of raised floors that can answer all your needs, including those made from plastic, steel, or aluminum (die-cast), strengths from 3,000 N to 25,000 N, heights from 40 to 2,000 nm (based on past company products). SENQCIA's raised floors are in use at all manner of locations, including offices, data centers where super computers are installed, and even cleanrooms where not even a speck of dust can be tolerated due to the presence of production lines for semiconductors, liquid crystal, and precision electronics, and other sensitive equipment and devices.

What is the difference between aluminum panels and steel panels?

Aluminum panels are easier to deal with in terms of workability and ease of maintenance due to their lighter weight and better dimensional precision.

What heights do raised floors come in?

The lowest starts at 40 mm for the easy-install type. The adjustable-level type using support legs supports heights starting from 50 mm or 60 mm. The higher type of floor can support a more diverse range of designs. There are even cases of computer rooms and cleanrooms with 1,000 to 2,000 mm high floors.

Do you support heights other than the standard ones?

We can design floors according to your height needs. Please contact us for more information.

What sorts of materials do you use to cover raised floors?

In offices, carpet tiles are often laid over raised floors, while in computer rooms, it is more common to lay anti-static tile to prevent static electricity. There is also a host of variations, including conductive tile for attracting and routing static electricity under the floor and tile with exceptional chemical resistance. These tiles are normally factory made on a one-on-one basis with raised floor panels and shipped along with them. In recent years, however, easy-install tile products have been coming on the market that can be installed on-site using the same methods as carpet tiles. The raised floors used in cleanrooms include products that put a direct coating or plating on panels.

How about compatibility with older products?

Some of our products are compatible, while others are not. We can check for compatibility if you send us information such as photos and plans for the product you are using.

Questions about Bifu Floor System for Under-floor Air Conditioning

Doesn't dust get blown into the air along with the air conditioning?

There is no need to worry about dust getting blown into the air because the air conditioning has such a low velocity.

Example of Bifu Floor System for Under-floor Air Conditioning

The Bifu under-floor air-conditioning system maintains a more even room temperature than conventional systems because it takes in warm air from the entire ceiling and vents cool air from the entire floor.

Example of conventional ceiling-based air conditioning

Conventional systems have both the vents for taking in warm air and vents for blowing out cool air in the ceiling space, resulting in uneven temperatures in the room below.

Are cold legs and feet a concern when using under-floor air conditioning?

The temperature of the air vented from the floor is not cold enough to cause cold legs and feet, but if there will be a lot of desk work in your office, and this is a particular concern, we have carpet that has not been processed the same way as Magical Carpet, so there will be no air vented on those carpet tiles.

What sort of maintenance does Magical Carpet require?

Please use a vacuum cleaner for everyday cleaning. If there is a particularly soiled area on Magical Carpet, please use a stain remover.

How much height does a raised floor require?

The finished floor must be at least 150 mm high, to account for wiring space for cables and so on.

It really depends on the room's space, shape, heat load, and cabling, so please contact us for more information.

Questions about Quake-Proofing and Seismic Isolation

What sort of measures do raised floors use for earthquake-proofing?

Our raised floors can support earthquake-proofing and seismic isolation. We can study the various conditions at your site, so please contact us for more information.

How much seismic isolation clearance should we consider?

Generally, it is between about 250 and 300 mm, but it varies depending on a variety of conditions.

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