Caesar ceramics USA

Raised Floors

Floors for indoor use in offices with under-floor gap

PAVIMENTI SOPRAELEVATI
PAVIMENTI SOPRAELEVATI
PAVIMENTI SOPRAELEVATI
PAVIMENTI SOPRAELEVATI

Raised Floors

 

Offices, banks, data processing centres need constant enhancement and updating of technological equipment: from electrical circuits, telephone and computer networks to heating and air-conditioning systems.

To facilitate such instances, Caesar recommends using raised floors, floors where the foot plan (consisting of panels that can be easily installed and removed) is elevated from the footing.

 

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Destination of use

  • Offices

  • business centers

  • Banks

  • Data centers

features

  • Easy

  • Flexible

  • Quick

  • Perfectly planar

  • Updatable

  • REUSABLE

range

  • system components

  • Technical features of panels

  • Tailored to the planners need

  • Maintenance

  • Raised floors for outdoor use

system components

The system consists of modular panels, substructure and accessories. The modular panels (consisting of an upper surface layer, a structural core, a lower surface layer and perimetral borders) represent the treading surface of the raised floor. The substructure (consisting of a base, crosspieces and gaskets) must be suitable to support the panels and the loads present on them, discharging the load onto the underlying footing. The accessories complete the system with junction elements and trims
 
1 - Upper surface layer. It is the element giving the floor its technical and aesthetic features. Caesar porcelain stoneware slabs are perfect for this application as they combine excellent aesthetics with features of durability, easy cleaning and hygiene, resistance to mechanical stress and to the attack of acids and chemicals. At first, the slabs must be assembled to the structural core using special resins, then they are rectified in order to give them the precise dimensions needed.

2 - Structural core – Available in:
- Particle board made up of wood-chips, resins and high-density inner fillers. Its use is limited to areas that are not subject to moisture and heavy loads (see technical features). It is 600x600mm and has a thickness of 38mm. Reaction to fire class 1
- Sulphate-based board made up of anhydrous calcium sulphate and high-mechanical resistance fibres. It is inert, sound-absorbent and self-extinguishing. It is resistant to heavy loads (see technical features). It is 600x600mm and a thickness of 28mm, 30mm or 34mm depending on the loads that it must bear. Reaction to fire class 1.
- Match in Panel. Singlepiece, uniform, fibre-reinforced structural core with a thickness of 25mm (inclusive of finish), made up of a mix of inert materials and minerals. All the elements are pressed and fired at high temperatures thus making this panel particularly resistant to loads and elastic, it does not suffer from dimensional alteration due to moisture, water and thermal shocks. Reaction to fire class 1.

3 - Lower surface layer. The panel is finished off with sheets of various materials (aluminium, pvc or steel) depending on the needs and with a function of reinforce or as a barrier to vapour.

4 - Perimetral border. In plastic, semi-rigid, self-extinguishing material, it is assembled to the structural core already covered with the porcelain stoneware slab at the top and the water-proofing layer underneath. This element ensures the perfect junction of borders and edges and protects the slabs from chipping.

5 - Base in galvanised steel of variable heights ranging from a few centimetres to a metre. Its function is that of supporting the panels and discharging the loads onto the footing. It allows for the height of the technical gap to be adjusted and compensates any planarity defect of the substrate. The bases have a circular base, ribbed shaft with height adjustment nut and a crown with four or eight spokes.

6 - Crosspieces in galvanised steel. They make the structure more rigid and improve the mechanical features of the system. They are available in light, medium or heavy version depending on projectplanning needs.

7 - Gasket made from plastic. The gaskets are placed on the feet and on the beams to create a continuous layer that favours the application of the panels and protects the technical gap and the structure from noise, shock and makes it air tight and dust free.

Accessories
the system comes complete with accessories that allow for the connection of the plants. Upon request, Caesar will supply the porcelain stoneware already pre-arranged (circular or rectangular holes) for the housing of various accessories, such as: electrical and telematic turrets; embedded cable gland cases; ventilation grids. Other accessories can be: perimetral elements for vertical covering in various materials and surface finishes; porcelain stoneware steps; Ramps for disabled; Double suction cup for the removal of panels.

Technical features of panels

 

General technical data of match-in panels

 

Total thickness with porcelain stoneware finish >>> DOWNLOAD PDF

 

General technical data of sulphate panels

 

Total thickness with porcelain stoneware finish 40mm >>> DOWNLOAD PDF

 

General technical data of particle board panels

 

Total thickness with porcelain stoneware finish 48mm >>> DOWNLOAD PDF

 

Tailored to the planners need

 

Caesar staff will support planners in the project-planning of raised floors, offering a comprehensive assistance  service  from  the  choice  for  materials,  installation  patterns  to  maintenance recommendations.


As well as the destination of use, the condition of the footing and the loads present in the area will be carefully checked. A decision will then be made on which panels and structure will be the most suitable to resist the loads the floor will be required to bare. The insulation requirements (thermal, acoustic and electrostatic) as well as the accessories such as grids, holes and turrets will be calculated.

 

Maintenance

 

Once the installation has been completed, it is necessary to vacuum-clean the surface using industrial equipment. For ordinary cleaning, we recommend dry washing using a damp, rinsed cloth and neutral detergents. Do not pour excessive water, liquid or vapour directly onto the surface; do not use water inside the gap due to the presence of plant equipment; do not use alkaline and soda detergents; do not use pumice stone, sandpaper, steel wool, scouring pads and abrasive detergents; Save for these general instructions, for all other recommendations please refer to the Caesar Cleaning and Maintenance hand-book available on www.caesar.it.

 

Raised floors for outdoor use

The use of raised floors for spaces such as terraces, attics and balconies is increasingly popular due to the advantages derived from quick and easy installation, the opportunity to create an easy-to inspect technical gap for the housing of cables and pipes.

Moreover, in outdoor applications, raised floors encourage the drainage of water, avoid cracks and cure planarity defects thanks to the use of adjustable, self-levelling supports.

To meet all these needs, Caesar has developed 'Match Out', a panel that has similar features of the 'Match In' panel but without the perimetral border, specifically designed for the use of polypropylene supports.

The product has an excellent resistance to loads, is very elastic and does not shrink or expand in presence of moisture, water and thermal shock.

references

  • John Lewis, Oxford Street